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FERNAND LÉGER

The Fishermen

1921

Oil on canvas
Inv. No. 2132

60 × 91 cm

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After World War I, the French painter and graphic artist Léger developed a style with large, two-dimensional surfaces, thick outlines, and brilliant colours that was influenced by analytical cubism and modelled on machine-made constructions: the “période mécanique”. This painting is one of a series of works produced between 1920 and 1922 and entitled “paysages animés” (animated landscapes), in which Léger is concerned with human beings in the landscape they have civilized, as protagonists of the age of technology. In this work, the fishermen and their surroundings resemble each other in their geometricized appearance.


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