Tuesday, February 15, 2011
"Three Women," by Fernand Leger is an oil on canvas painting created in 1921, which is 6 feet by 8 feet. It is currently in the Museum of Modern Art in New York. This particular painting shows repetitions of circular and square forms which are themselves repeated on a larger scale in the heads and body-joints. Leger created most of his body paintings by disassembling the body parts and recreating them into different shapes and most of the women he created had long flowing or wavy hair. The faces of his characters have simple features. The three nudes are completely surrounded by objects - objects of comfort and security, objects associated with the consumer and with the artistic aspects of modern everyday life. The reason I chose "Three Women" is because i liked the cubism and shapes that Fernand Leger used. He also painted with very bold colors that pop off the paper. I also was a little confused as to why there were three women and one was flesh color and the other two were white.