Contrasted Forms (1914) by Fernand Leger

Contrasted Forms - Fernand Leger - 1914

Artwork Information

TitleContrasted Forms
ArtistFernand Leger
MediumOil on Canvas
Dimensions80.7 x 65.2 cm
Art MovementTubism
Current LocationKunstsammlung Nordrhein

About Contrasted Forms

The artwork titled “Contrasted Forms” was created by Fernand Leger in 1914. It is an oil on canvas measuring 80.7 by 65.2 centimeters and is classified within the abstract genre, specifically under the art movement Leger called “Tubism.” The artwork is part of the collection at Kunstsammlung Nordrhein.

The artwork exhibits a complex array of geometric shapes, dominated by cylindrical forms and contrasting color juxtapositions. Through the use of bold colors and dynamic patterns, the painting embodies a sense of mechanical energy and modernity that aligns with the technological advancements of the early 20th century. Leger’s unique interpretation of cubism, merged with elements characteristic of the avant-garde movements of his time, results in this thought-provoking piece where the fragmentation of forms disrupts conventional representation, inviting the viewer to reconsider the essence of shape and color in the context of contemporary life.

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