Fernand Leger Carolyn Lanchner

ISBN: 9780870700521

Published: January 1st 2002

Hardcover

304 pages


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Fernand Leger  by  Carolyn Lanchner

Fernand Leger by Carolyn Lanchner
January 1st 2002 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, RTF | 304 pages | ISBN: 9780870700521 | 3.61 Mb

Fernand Lager is the only major modern artist to choose modernity itself as his subject. From his early series Contrastes de formes of 1913-14--the first fully abstract works to emerge from Cubism--through his paintings of construction workers fromMoreFernand Lager is the only major modern artist to choose modernity itself as his subject. From his early series Contrastes de formes of 1913-14--the first fully abstract works to emerge from Cubism--through his paintings of construction workers from the late 1940s and early 1950s, his enduring subject was the pulse and dynamism of everyday life.

Lager saw the 20th century environment as a state of contrasts, a condition that he translated into art through forceful juxtaposition of shape, color, and line. His attempt to reconcile the formal concerns of artmaking with issues of social responsibility continues to be relevant to the art world of today. Accompanying texts recount Lagers experience of and interest in America and Americas interest in him- explore refractions of Lagers interests in the work of more recent artists- and discuss Lagers ambition to make an art reflecting the new visual state of modern life.

An illustrated chronology tells the story of the artists life, focusing on his time in America, the plate section is complemented by a series of short essays tracing the formal and thematic developments in his art, and a selected bibliography and detailed exhibition history complete the book.This book was published to accompany the 1998 retrospective at The Museum of Modern Art, New York.



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