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Tate Liverpool to open a must-see retrospective of the French painter, sculptor, and filmmaker Fernand Léger.

Fernand Léger (1881–1955) was a key figure of international modernity regarded as a forerunner of pop art. The French painter, sculptor, and filmmaker was heavily influenced by his surroundings and his experience of modern life. His paintings, murals, film and textiles were infused with the bustle and rhythm of the metropolis. He drew on photography and new forms of communication that boomed during the ‘mechanical age’ of the twentieth-century such as typography, advertising and graphic design.  

The show will present more than 50 works, many rarely seen in the UK. In addition to iconic paintings, the show will include important films such as Ballet Mécanique 1924.

Fernand Léger
Tate Liverpool
23 Nov 2018 – 17 Mar 2019