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Fernand Léger: New Times, New Pleasures

Fernand Léger, Two Women Holding Flowers 1954 © ADAGP, Paris and DACS, London 2017

Discover French painter and filmmaker Fernand Léger

This exhibition brings together more than fifty works by renowned artist Fernand Léger (1881–1955). Léger was enthralled by the vibrancy of modern life.  His paintings, murals, film and textiles were infused with the bustle and rhythm of the metropolis. He drew on photography and new forms of communication that boomed during the ‘mechanical age’ of the twentieth-century such as typography, advertising and graphic design.  

Léger’s work was heavily influenced by his surroundings and his experience of modern life. Included in the exhibition are his collaborations with architects Le Corbusier and Charlotte Perriand. Also on display is his experimental 1924 film, Ballet Mécanique. This, the first major UK exhibition dedicated to Léger’s work in thirty years, celebrates the artist’s desire to make art part of everyday life. Not to be missed. 

The exhibition will tour to IVAM Institut Valencià d’Art Modern from 2 May – 15 September 2019

Fernand Léger, ‘Mechanical Elements’ 1926
Fernand Léger
Mechanical Elements 1926
© ADAGP, Paris and DACS, London 2018

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23 November 2018 – 17 March 2019


£10.50 / FREE for Members

Admission £10.50 (£8 Advance booking)

Concession £8.50 (£6 Advance booking)

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