How Léger Responded to the Post-War World


After a decade disrupted by World War I, Fernand Léger was ready for a change. In this episode of Sotheby’s Stories, discover how his work responded to the complexities and changing pace of modern life. ‘Nature Morte’ reflects various artistic trends and broader cultural context that characterised the post-war epoch. ‘Le Buste’ sees Léger experimenting with the boundaries of traditional painting, verging between figuration and abstraction. Both works are highlights of our upcoming Impressionist, Modern & Surrealist Art Evening Sale (4 February | London). Click here to watch more Sotheby’s videos.

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