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Fernand Léger : contrasts of forms

Author: Matthew Affron; Maria Gough; Fernand Léger; University of Virginia. Art Museum.; Fogg Art Museum.
Publisher: Charlottesville : University of Virginia Art Museum ; [University Park, Pa.] : Distributed by the Pennsylvania State University Press, ©2007.
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Between 1912 and 1914, Fernand Léger executed a large cycle of works known as the Contrasts of Forms. The series embraces the genres of landscape, still life, and figure, but at its core are numerous arresting compositions that sweep aside observation to focus on formal principles. The common denominator is a complex vocabulary of mingled cones, cylinders, cubes, and planes, vigorously outlined and scrubbed with
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Genre/Form: Exhibition catalogs
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Affron, Matthew, 1963-
Fernand Léger.
Charlottesville : University of Virginia Art Museum ; [University Park, Pa.] : Distributed by The Pennsylvania State University Press, ©2007
(OCoLC)608210037
Named Person: Fernand Léger; Fernand Léger; Fernand Léger; Fernand Léger
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Matthew Affron; Maria Gough; Fernand Léger; University of Virginia. Art Museum.; Fogg Art Museum.
ISBN: 0970626339 9780970626332
OCLC Number: 82200712
Notes: This book was published on the occasion of the exhibition "Fernand Leger: Contrast of forms" at the University of Virginia Art Museum, January 19-March 18, 2007 and the Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University Art Museums, April 14-June 10, 2007.
Description: 48 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Responsibility: Matthew Affron ; with an essay by Maria Gough.

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Between 1912 and 1914, Fernand Léger executed a large cycle of works known as the Contrasts of Forms. The series embraces the genres of landscape, still life, and figure, but at its core are numerous arresting compositions that sweep aside observation to focus on formal principles. The common denominator is a complex vocabulary of mingled cones, cylinders, cubes, and planes, vigorously outlined and scrubbed with color (in the paintings) or with black ink and white gouache (in the works on paper). The Contrasts of Forms are essential to two great chapters in the history of modern art in the years before the First World War: first, the development of cubism, and second, the emergence of abstract art.

Curated by Léger scholar Matthew Affron and organized by the University of Virginia Art Museum, this tightly focused exhibition unites two landmark paintings with eleven works on paper from major museums and private collections. Fernand Léger: Contrasts of Forms was presented at the University of Virginia Art Museum from January 19 to March 18, 2007, and will be at the Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University Art Museums, from April 14 to June 10, 2007.The full-color catalogue features two essays. Affron examines the logic of the Contrasts of Forms and the importance of this cycle in shaping the character of Léger’s art. Maria Gough (Stanford University) focuses on the drawings and on Léger’s notion of abstraction.

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