Umbrellas - Umbrella and Bowler

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Umbrellas
Umbrella and Bowler
Curated by Max Cantu-Lima


Considered a forerunner of Pop art, Fernand Leger created a personal form of Cubism from Picasso and Braque, by simplifying the treatment of modern subject matter. Leger developed a style in which precise and neat parts all fit into an appointed place. 

In Umbrella and Bowler, Leger portrays a home. The umbrella, the hat, the picture frames are all examples of objects found at door ways and entrances. Leger after fighting in the war and spending a year in recovery after a mustard gas attack, depicts his return. Everything in its rightful place, except split.

The umbrella sits nicely tucked away - a shield to weather, sun, and the past.

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