Fernand Léger, Tête de femme avec composition (Head of a Woman with Composition), 1954
|Artist:||Fernand Léger (1881 - 1955)|
|Title:||Tête de femme avec composition (Head of a Woman with Composition), 1954|
|Image:||12 1/2 in x 16 1/4 in (31.5 cm x 41 cm)|
|Sheet:||22 in x 14 15/16 in (55.9 cm x 37.9 cm)|
|Edition:||This work is 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; also signed 'FL' in the stone in black.|
|Condition:||This work is in excellent condition.|
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Brilliantly rich swirls of undulating yellows and oranges come together to create a vibrant still life and portrait by Fernand Léger. A series of waved lines, interlocking circles, and odd shapes are highlighted and contrasted against alternating shades of black and white. The bright tones of yellow and orange serve to represent the inherent movement felt within the piece which radiate around the Tête de femme. She is instilled with an aura of mystery and beauty, her expression carries an air of indifference while continuing to engage the audience before her. This is an incredibly bright and colorful piece whose charm and simplicity carries a unique appeal found only in Léger's stunning series of works.
Created in 1954, this color screenprint was included in an album of 10 serigraphs is hand-signed by Fernand Léger (Argentan, 1881- Gif-sur-Yvette, 1955) in ink in the lower right margin; also signed 'FL' in the stone in black. This work is numbered from the edition of 200 in pencil in the lower left and signed by the artist in ink in the lower right and was printed by Jean Bruller, marked with his signature 'B' in the upper left and published by La Guilde Internationale de la Gravure, Paris.
Documented and Illustrated in:
1. Saphire, Lawrence, Fernand Leger, The Complete Graphic Works, 1978, listed on page 288 as E3.
Subject Matter: Under $15k Femme