Léger and the Art for the Working Class

Six Paintings. One Concept

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The social commitment of the last stage of Léger, member of the Communist Party, was not the classical commitment of reporting inequality, praising the revolution or dignifying the working class and the peasant. His idea was working on an art that was accessible, close, enjoyable, an art for the working classes. And for that he needed to desintellectualize it, make it simple: let us observe the synthesis of the human figure, drawn in an elementary, primitive style to cause stimuli or sensations without the need of interpretation.

 

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