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Leger: Still Life with a Beer Mug (custom print)
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          Artwork details

          Still Life with a Beer Mug, 1921-2, 1921-2
          Artist
          Fernand Leger
          Product code
          ferleg1504
          Artwork code
          T02035
          Artist code
          1488
          Purchased with assistance from the Friends of the Tate Gallery 1976

          After his experiences during the First World War, Leger decided that art should be accessible to all. This painting shows a colourful still life of a workman’s lunch on a table. The primary colours of the mug and tablecloth contrast with the dazzling black and white pattern in the background.

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          Artist details

          French painter and designer Fernand Leger, was born in Agentan, Normandy in 1881. In 1909 he participated in the Cubist movement and developed a semi-abstract style. He fought during the First World War and took refuge in the USA during the Second World War. In the USA he made compositions of athletes. Upon return to France in 1945 he continued to paint but he also worked as a designer for the ballet.

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