Detail View: ADJUNCT MODULE D: WORLD ART: Ceramique

Collection: 
ADJUNCT MODULE D: WORLD ART
Preferred Title: 
Ceramique
Image View: 
Detail, showing relief sculpture, signature and date; F. Leger. 53 and R. Brice (Roland Brice, his assistant)
Creator: 
Fernand Léger (French painter, 1881-1955)
Location: 
repository: Fondation Maeght (Saint-Paul, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France)
Location Note: 
623, chemin des Gardettes
GPS: 
+43.70059+7.115085
Date: 
1953 (creation)
Cultural Context: 
French
Style Period: 
Twentieth century
Work Type 1: 
wall tile (tile)
Work Type 2: 
relief (sculpture)
Classification: 
Sculpture and Installations
Material: 
glazed ceramic tile
Technique: 
fabrication attributes: ceramics; molding (forming); painting and painting techniques
Subjects: 
abstraction; cycles or series; decorative arts
Description: 
Léger was a French painter, tapestry and stained glass creator, decorator, ceramist, sculptor, designer and illustrator. These tiles were mold-cast (slip cast) and decorated (painted, glazed) with different color schemes, so exist as a series of multiples. The tiles are three-dimensional, with recessed and projecting areas. This work is titled Ceramique, but another set of of the same tiles with a different color scheme is titled Les oiseaux dans le paysage. Léger would model a version and Roland Brice (a former student) created the molds. Sometimes Brice would scale up the relief to a very large size. (Source: Fondation Maeght [website]; https://www.fondation-maeght.com/en/)
Collection: 
Archivision Adjunct Module D: World Art
Identifier: 
7A1-LEGER-MF-C-A02
Rights: 
© Scott Gilchrist, Archivision, Inc.