Fernand Leger: Contrasts of Forms

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Between 1912 and 1914, Fernand Lger executed a large cycle of works known as the Contrasts of Forms. The series embraces the genres of landscape, still life, and figure, but at its core are numerous arresting compositions that sweep aside observation to focus on formal principles. The common denominator is a complex vocabulary of mingled cones, cylinders, cubes, and planes, vigorously outlined and scrubbed with color (in the paintings) or with black ink and white gouache (in the works on paper). The Contrasts of Forms are ...

FERNAND LEGER: Contrasts of Forms 2007, University of Virginia Art Museum, T. H. Bayly Memorial Building, Charlottesville

ISBN-13: 9780970626332

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