Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Leger, Fernand

Still Life with a Beer Mug
Oil on canvas
921 x 600 mm
Tate museum, London

Leger, Fernand (1881 – 1955)
French painter, sculptor, and filmmaker.
In his early works he created a personal form of Cubism which he gradually modified into a more figurative, populist style.
After his experiences in the First World War, Léger became convinced that art should be accessible to all. He moved away from pure abstraction towards the stylised depiction of real objects, laying great emphasis on order, clarity and harmony.
This painting shows a relatively naturalistic still life of a workman's lunch on a table.