Fernand Léger, Composition avec formes jaune et rouge (Composition with yellow and red shapes), 1954
|Artist:||Fernand Léger (1881 - 1955)|
|Title:||Composition avec formes jaune et rouge (Composition with yellow and red shapes), 1954|
|Image:||12 3/4 in x 8 7/8 in (32.4 cm x 22.5 cm)|
|Sheet:||22 1/4 in x 15 in (56.5 cm x 38.1 cm)|
|Edition:||Numbered from the edition of 200 in pencil in the lower left margin. Printed by Jean Bruller, Paris and published by La Guilde Internationale de la Gravure, Paris.|
|Signature:||This work is hand-signed by Fernand Léger (Argentan, 1881 – Gif-sur-Yvette, 1955) in ink in the lower right margin.|
|Condition:||This work is in excellent condition.|
Utilizing a bold color palette of red, black, yellow, and blue-grey, Leger creates an abstract work in which shapes and forms appear to drift in space. The large, red central image hovers vertically above a yellow, horizontal U-shaped form at the bottom of the composition. The two figures complement each other and appear as two obscured tetris pieces fitting together. The blue-grey background is clouded with small, black figures that convey a sense of weightlessness, as if all of the figures in the piece are effortlessly drifting along.
Created in 1954, this color screenprint is hand-signed by Fernand Léger (Argentan, 1881 – Gif-sur-Yvette, 1955) in ink in the lower right margin and is numbered from the edition of 200 in pencil in the lower left margin.
Documented and Illustrated In:
1) Saphire, Lawrence, Fernand Leger, The Complete Graphic Work, 1978, listed as E 10 on pg 289 with details on pg 288.
About the Framing:
Museum-grade conservation framed in a complementary moulding with silk mats and optical grade Plexiglas.