Fernand Léger
автор
Composition. 1918

The picture, an interesting variant of Cubism, belongs to the beginning of Léger's mechanical period. The combination of geometrical forms, the material substance of which dissolves in dynamical rhythms and lines, could serve as a symbol of a "machine" civilisation. It embodies the mechanical aesthetic, which reflected the spirit of the new architecture of the Constructivists to whose work Léger was very close in this period. "My aim is to create a beautiful composition from mechanical elements," is how the artist formulated his creative task at the end of the 1910s.

Fernand Léger

1881–1955