拍品 5
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費爾南.雷捷

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2,000,000 - 3,000,000 USD
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描述

  • 費爾南·雷捷
  • 《鏡子前的女人》
  • 款識: 畫家簽名F. LEGER並紀年20(右下);另簽名F. Léger 並題 très amicalement (按:即best wishes或most sincerely,書信用敬語"敬上"之意) 字樣於背面
  • 油畫畫布
  • 16¼ x 13英寸
  • 41.3 x 33公分

來源

若格納.霍伯, 斯德哥爾摩,瑞典國立藝術博物館副館長 (畫家親自贈予)
私人收藏(約於1941年購自上述人士)
拍賣:倫敦蘇富比,1989年11月28日,拍品編號62
現有藏家購自上述拍賣會

展覽

「費爾南.雷捷 1881-1955」,斯德哥爾摩,現代美術館,1964年,品號9

出版

喬治.波奎爾,《費爾南.雷捷油畫作品專題目錄1920-1924》,巴黎,1992年,品號218,圖版頁47

拍品資料及來源

La Femme au miroir exemplifies the 'éléments méchaniques' style that characterizes Léger's works of the late 1910s and early 1920s. The Cubist idioms that Léger developed in the initial decade of the movement were unique for their insistence upon the purity of primary color and reliance upon a machinist aesthetic - elements that pervade the current work. Following the success of his 'Contrast de formes' series which often focused upon the urban landscape, Léger turned to the human figure in his exploration of mechanical forms. 

In the current work, Léger portrays a female model seated at her toilette looking out at the viewer behind a handheld mirror. The work belongs to a series of eight paintings on the subject. Christopher Green writes of this series from 1920:  "Léger's subject here is a single figure seen half-length at a dressing-table holding up a hand-mirror whose oval outline cuts across her face, a subject perfectly geared to his destructively ambiguous intentions. Enough legible features are left to announce the essentials of the subject, the eye, the hand, and the half cup which are inserted in the état définitif being especially recognizable. But these features are dispersed as merely partial clues in a loose disintegrated array of colour planes, bars, metallic elements, and indeed, the fragmentary use of such clearly recognizable features, much more than the elusive suggestions made in themes like Le Typographe, simply serve to intensify the effect of figurative disintegration - of destruction" (Christopher Green, Léger and the Avant-Garde, New Haven & London, 1976, p. 195).

La Femme au miroir, closely related to the version now housed at the Moderna Museet in Stockholm (fig. 1), was acquired as a gift from the artist by Ragnar Hoppe. A Deputy Director of the Swedish National Museums, Hoppe was simultaneously instrumental in the museum's acquisition of the larger version which now holds a laudable position in the collection in the Moderna Museet.

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