September 18, 2021 | Elizabeth Kuzyk
Fernand Léger by Alexander Liberman
(4 February 1881-17 August 1955)
"Color is… as indispensable to life as water or fire."
- Fernand Leger
Fernand Léger: an artist who played amongst a variety of media. Since museums and galleries have reopened, I find myself drawn to Léger’s paintings. I will spot his work from across the room, running towards the canvas, enthralled by his use of primary colors and bold form. While his style and medium varied throughout his career, it was consistently graphic. He's also regarded as a forerunner of pop art. The style Léger developed, also known as “machine art”, is characterized by monumental mechanistic forms rendered in bold colors. When I begin working on a new collection, I carve out time dedicated to exploring artists and their work, it informs my creative process and brings me joy.