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近未来の世界を豊かに想像して創り出された「100年前の未来」の美とは
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What is the beauty of "the future 100 years ago" created by imagining the world of the near future richly?

(TOP image) Fernand Léger "Woman with a Mirror" 1920 Oil on canvas 55.6 x 38.7cm Pola Museum of Art

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Approximately 100 years ago, two major trends were born in Paris, befitting the advent of the Machine Age, where machines are regarded as symbols of a new era. It is a decorative style of "modernism" by artist Fernand Léger and architect Le Corbusier aiming for pure modeling and "art deco" of geometric design. The forms inspired by the industrial products produced by the designers of the same era as Léger, and the expressions of new-age materials such as metal and glass are pierced by the novelty and strength of the future. Please enjoy the beauty of "the future 100 years ago" created by imagining the world of the near future.

New Acquisition Fernand Léger, Woman with a Mirror, 1920
Along with Picasso and Braque, Léger is a French artist considered to be one of the greatest cubist masters of the 20th century. About 100 years ago, Léger studied painting while working as an architectural draftsman in Paris. , I drew it in a new format that was conscious of drafting and production technology of industrial products. "Woman with a Mirror" is a painting in which geometric shapes such as spheres, cylinders, and cuboids are painted in white, black, red, blue, yellow, and green in a complex combination. Léger's world is filled with the excitement of progress and the brilliance of machinery, the doors opened by innovation. This is the first time Léger's oil paintings have been added to the museum's collection. The museum's Léger collection consists of two works, including prints.

Fernand Léger 1881-1955
Born in Argentin, a town in Normandy. Worked as an architectural draftsman in Paris and studied painting at a school of decorative arts and painting school. Inspired by Cézanne, Picasso, Braque's cubism and futurist paintings, he pursues simple forms and clear colors. In 1911, he became a member of the cubist group "Section d'Or (Golden Section)" and aimed at avant-garde modeling with themes of urban landscapes and workers. In addition to painting and illustration, he also worked on architectural murals, stained glass, pottery, sculpture, and film.


Rene Lalique, Perfume Bottle with Mulberry-shaped Stopper, 1920, Sculptor, Pola Museum of Art

《Glass Makeup Set》1920s-1940s Pola Museum of Art

Perfume bottle "1925" 1925 Rosine Pola Museum of Art

Collection planning
LÉGER & ART DÉCO Future 100 years ago
[Date and time] Monday, June 1 to Sunday, April 4, 2021 9:00-17:00 (last admission at 16:30)
*May be temporarily closed.
[Venue] Pola Museum of Art Exhibition Room 4
[Fee] Adult ¥1,800, senior discount (age 65 and over) ¥1,600, university and high school students ¥1,300, junior high school students and younger free
[Organizer] Pola Art Foundation, Pola Museum of Art
[Inquiries] 0460-84-2111
* Due to the spread of the new coronavirus infection, there is a possibility that changes will occur to the exhibited works.
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