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Fernand Léger

Fernand Léger, c. 1916
Born (1881-02-04)February 4, 1881
Argentan, Orne, France
Died August 17, 1955(1955-08-17) (aged 74)
Gif-sur-Yvette, France
Nationality French
Known for Painting, printmaking and filmmaking
Movement Cubism

The realistic value of a work is completely independent of its properties in terms of content.
Fernand Leger
Enormous enlargements of an object or a fragment give it a personality it never had before, and in this way, it can become a vehicle of entirely new lyric and plastic power.
Fernand Leger
What does that represent? There was never any question in plastic art, in poetry, in music, of representing anything. It is a matter of making something beautiful, moving, or dramatic – this is by no means the same thing.
Fernand Leger
Man needs colour to live; it's just as necessary an element as fire and water.
Fernand Leger
This truth must be recognized as a dogma and assume the validity of an axiom in the general understanding of painting.
Fernand Leger