The pioneering French painter, Fernand Léger never stopped adapting his style and although he is regarded as a Cubist he is also considered a forerunner of Pop art as well. His more populist brand of cubism was termed “Tubism” by some critics for its greater focus on cylindrical forms.
Born in Normandy France in 1881, Fernand Léger studied as an architect before enrolling at the School of Decorative Arts. Hugely influenced by… Read more
About the artwork
Fernand Léger became fascinated by touring circus troupes after watching them as a child in France. Indeed, the acrobat and the circus symbolised egalitarianism in his home country, a unique environment in which culture could be accessed by a broader public – an impulse echoed by Léger’s production of this stunning and accessible limited edition.