'Leisure, Homage to David (Les Loisirs, Hommage a David)' by Fernand Léger

Artwork
Identifier:
2000.086.1
Artist:
Museum of Modern Art
Credit:
GVSU Collection
Medium:
Poster reproduction of original artwork
Date:
1998
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 30 in Width: 29.5 in
Description:
Poster of "Leisure, Homage to David (Les Loisirs, Hommage a David)" by Fernand Leger, 1948-49.
Historical Context:
Joseph Fernand Henri Léger (February 4, 1881 – August 17, 1955) was a French painter, sculptor, and filmmaker. With the use of bright colors, think lines, and abstracted objects, Leger falls into the movements of both Cubism and Modernism. As the first painter to take the imagery of the machine age as his idiom, and to make the objects of consumer society the subjects of his paintings, Léger has been called a progenitor of Pop art.

Library of Congress Subjects:
Posters
Homage (Feudal law)
Leisure