Until 2 February, the Fernand Léger National Museum in Nice, France, is hosting an exhibition entitled “Ah, the war is Cubist! F. Léger and the Great War”.
This exhibition traces the artist’s work during the First World War, showing how it changed radically between the years 1914 and 1925 due to a variety of influences which he experienced throughout the period. 450 works will be displayed at the exhibition, portraying a wide variety of works which reflect the different stages of his artistic career between 1905 and 1955.
Born in 1881, Fernand Léger was a French painter, sculptor and filmmaker. His early works show his development of a personal form of cubism, but after his move to the United States during the war, his artistic style became more populist, was characterised by his use of vivid colours. His later work is often seen as a forerunner of Pop Art.