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Léger Men in the City | Study of a Nude


Fernand Léger at the Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice

He began painting in 1905, heavily influenced by the Impressionists.

Fernand Léger, Men in the City (Les Hommes dans la Ville) at the Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice
Léger, Men in the City
Then, in 1907, he discovered the beginnings of Cubism through the works of Braque and Picasso.

In 1910, just three years later, Guillaume Apollinaire introduced Fernand Léger to Kahnweiler, who agreed to exhibit his works in his gallery on Rue Vignon alongside Picasso and Braque.

Apollinaire noted, in 1913, about Léger:
“He is one of the first who, resisting the old instincts of the species, to that of the race, have happily indulged in the instinct of the civilization in which they live.”
Guillaume Apollinaire

From 1911 to 1914, his works became more abstract, and he began to limit his palette to primary colours or even use only black and white.

What can be seen in Fernand Léger's paintings, “Study of a Nude” and “Men in the City”, exhibited at the Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice.

Léger Men in the City | Study of a Nude
Artists Picasso | Pollock | Braque | Calder | Chagall | Dalí | Ernst | Kandinsky | Léger | Magritte | Miró | Modigliani | Brancusi | Brauner | Campigli | Chirico | Delaunay | Delvaux | Duchamp | Fini | Hartung | Kooning | Laurens | Malevich | Man Ray | Masson | Marini | Mondrian | Pegeen | Pevsner | Picabia | Tanguy | Tapies | Twombly | Warhol
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