Exhibition at the Fernand Leger National Museum from April 14th to September 17th, Val de Pôme path, 06410 Biot, open every days from 10am to 5pm except Tuesday, closed May 1rst, Januray 1rst, December 25th, ticket : 7, 50 €.
Until the middle of the 20th century Fernand Leger plays an important part in the artistic vanguard. Named "the vanguard country man" he is seduced by the city and is dynamism when he arrives in Paris. Fernand Leger put himself together with the Italian futurism because he likes the machine and the possibilities involved by it but after World War I he let down this movement for a more humanistic way of making. He underlines the part playing by autonomous and dynamic forms and tries also to conciliate popular art and vanguard. Fernand Leger will influence many artists like Roy Lichtenstein and Francis Bacon. Roy Lichtenstein creates icons from pictures without any personality by using the Leger contrast technical. He defines again and organizes the pictures by using some colors, lights and volumes. The tragedy painter Francis Bacon prefers to take the Leger brutality for painting.