Leisure-Homage to Louis David 1948-1949 by Fernand Léger, on display in Fernand Léger: New Times. New Pleasures at Tate Liverpool from 23 November 2018 to 17 March 2019 © Tate Liverpool, Roger Sinek

Modernist Forms

12:45pm - 2:00pm / Monday 4th March 2019
Type: Exhibition / Category: Public
  • Admission: Free
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Our partnership with Tate Liverpool is built around the common goals of broadening participation in art and culture and increasing our impact among diverse audiences. One of the unique aspects of our partnership is our ability to bring a rich variety of research perspectives to Tate’s exhibitions. From our Computer Scientists working with the robots in Tate’s Cécile B. Evans exhibition, to our Egyptologists inspiring creative responses to the Book of the Dead, Liverpool academics have been able to share expertise as well as find ways of broadening their own research through engagement with Tate. We are now delighted to invite you to hear more about the Leger exhibition at Tate from Dr. Lauren Arrington, Professor of Modern Literature, University of Liverpool.

This lively talk on Modernist Forms will focus on Leger’s interest in using the human form as a complement, or juxtaposition, to the mechanical or architectural motifs seen in his work. It considers the idea of the human form as a distinct visual subject, an idea that was shared among European artists and writers in the mid-1920s through the 1930s, enabling us to consider Leger’s ideas alongside the ideas of some of his contemporaries.