Fernand Léger, Nature Morte aux Fruits Verts (Still Life with Green Fruits), c. 1950
|Artist:||Fernand Léger (1881 - 1955)|
|Title:||Nature Morte aux Fruits Verts (Still Life with Green Fruits), c. 1950|
|Medium:||Glazed Ceramic Relief with Enamel|
|Image:||DIMENSIONS: 24 1/4 in x 15 1/2 in (61.5 cm x 39.5 cm)|
|Edition:||Numbered from the edition of 50.|
|Signature:||This work is inscribed with the initials ‘F.L.’ in the lower right by Fernand Léger (Argentan, 1881- Gif-sur-Yvette, 1955).|
|Condition:||This work is in excellent condition.|
Fernand Leger Sculpture Nature Morte aux Fruits Verts (Still Life with Green Fruits), c. 1950-1953 injects his playful, cubist style into still life. Leger's style is informally regarded as "Tubism" and consistently reveals the artist's interest in machinery and mechanics. Though, unlike those of the other cubists, Leger's works are much easier to discern.
Staying true to Leger’s this style, the large-scale glazed ceramic relief emphasizes rounded forms and the use of primary colors.In the background is a pigmented blue color which contrasts beautifully with the orange, yellow and green. Curved lines and blocks of color interlace to form the foundations of the image. However, the abstract structure of the the sculpture abandons any hint of realism. With that, viewers are left to their own devices to discern whether the setting is an outdoor landscape or an indoor setting. In the lower left of the reliefs are two green apples, both vibrantly colored. The glazed texture of the ceramic enhances the color of the apples, reminding us of fresh fruits. Despite the focus on still life, objects within the image seem to float and bounce in all directions, exuding movement and spontaneity.
Created circa 1950, this glazed ceramic relief with enamel is is inscribed with the initials ‘F.L.’ in the lower right by Fernand Léger (Argentan, 1881- Gif-sur-Yvette, 1955. Numbered from the edition of 50.
Catalogue Raisonné & COA:
Fernand Leger Nature Morte aux Fruits Verts (Still Life with Green Fruits), c. 1950 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 art work.
About the Framing:
Framed to museum-grade, conservation standards, Fernand Leger Nature Morte aux Fruits Verts (Still Life with Green Fruits), c. 1950 is presented in a complementary moulding and finished with silk-wrapped mats and optical grade Plexiglas