Fernand Leger – Faces

“Man needs colour to live; it’s just as necessary an element as fire and water.”

– Fernand Leger

Fernand Léger was born at Argentan, France, on 4 February 1881. Regarded as the forerunner of the up and coming Pop Art style, Fernand Leger was a French painter, sculptor and filmmaker, working in his own form of cubism. He originally trained as an architect, and worked as an architectural draftsman in Paris.

The artists in our class first applied collage elements to watercolour paper and then applied a layer of chalk pastels to colour the background. A simple sketch of a face followed and completed their creations.

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