Fernand Léger, Médaillon (Medallion)

Artist: Fernand Léger (1881 - 1955)
Title:Médaillon (Medallion)
Medium:Polychromatic ceramic plaque
Image Size:2 in x 1 3/5 in (5 cm x 4 cm)
Signature:This work is stamped with Fernand Léger (Argentan, 1881- Gif-sur-Yvette, 1955) signature stamp: F. LEGER in ink on verso.
Condition:This work is in excellent condition.
ID #w-5108
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Historical Description

Fernand Léger Médaillon (Medallion) emphasizes object and color over the traditional subject as swirling lines of red and green twist and overlap around curved bars of black and yellow. The shadows cast by their raised shapes animate the white base, while the colors and bold lines give life and action to the work, which reaches out to the viewer, begging a closer look. Neither sculpture nor drawing, the artwork explores the tension between different media through a combination of painterly color and graphic linearity.

This polychromatic ceramic plaque is stamped on verso: F. LEGER by Fernand Léger (Argentan, 1881- Gif-sur-Yvette, 1955) in ink and is a unique work.

Catalogue Raisonné & COA:
Fernand Léger Médaillon (Medallion) is fully documented and referenced in the below catalogue raisonnés and texts (copies will be enclosed as added documentation with the invoices that will accompany the sale of the work).

  1. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this artwork.