Earthenware plate "The Acrobats" after Fernand Léger
"The Acrobats" white earthenware plate with black and red screen-printed decoration after Fernand LEGER, SEAL Editions Exclusive to the Fernand Léger Museum in Biot.
Diameter 24 cm
Fernand Léger (1881-1955)
At the end of his life, around 1950, ceramics occupied a privileged place in his creation. Like Picasso, Chagall or Braque, at the same time, Léger was introduced to this technique during regular stays on the Côte d'Azur. he collaborates with two former students of his workshop based in Biot, the ceramist Roland Brice and his son Claude. The painter is passionate about this technique which allows him to leave the framework of the easel painting and to open up painting to new dimensions: relief and monumentality. Approaching ceramics with the painter's eye, Léger plays with relief to energize his compositions and enliven his famous black outline. in a few years, he went from producing small reliefs to monumental projects. his polychrome sculptures, designed for the public space, fulfill his ambition of an art for all.
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