Fernand LÃ©ger, c. 1916
February 4, 1881|
Argentan, Orne, France
|Died||August 17, 1955
|Known for||Painting, printmaking and filmmaking|
The realistic value of a work is completely independent of its properties in terms of content.
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.
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.
Man needs colour to live; it's just as necessary an element as fire and water.
This truth must be recognized as a dogma and assume the validity of an axiom in the general understanding of painting.