Fernand Léger Three Bottles 1954

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Artist
Fernand Léger 1881–1955
Title
Three Bottles
Les Trois Bouteilles
Date 1954
Medium Oil paint on canvas
Dimensions Support: 330 x 460 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Presented by Gustav and Elly Kahnweiler 1974, accessioned 1994
Reference
T06800
Not on display

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Three Bottles is a late still life in which Léger’s signature palette of red, yellow, blue and green is typically accompanied by thick black outlines. There are large areas of pure colour throughout the canvas which are independent from the objects depicted; only occasionally, for instance with the pea-pod on the left and the last bottle on the right, does Léger use colour to describe the objects themselves.

August 2004