Instead, Fernand ensured his artwork was wholesomely beautiful. For instance, he used cubism. Ideally, this is an art formed with style promoting viewership of a person or object, all at once. People understand the whole picture by just one glance at the artwork. However, Leger applied a different angle to cubism, and that is tubism. With the new dimension, Leger achieved the Great Julie using a purism style. The great Julie is a portrait with a female, modernly dressed. She wears a sleeveless vest and a white trouser that is typically a modern way of dressing.
Additionally, she has a choker necklace and a headgear. The female on the portrait is holding a flower, and of course, where there are flowers, you'd expect butterflies. Beside the woman, is a bicycle that the woman is holding with an arm. Ideally, a 3D image would show the woman is standing beside the bike with one arm holding a flower and the other the sterling of the bicycle. But, since the artist used tubism style to create the great Julie, it’s almost impossible to tell whether she is lying or standing. The portrait is an oil on canvas that would make a great wall decoration.
One of the first artwork Fernand did was My Mother’s Garden in 1905. From this piece, it’s clear he started as an impressionist. However, in 1907 he saw Cézanne's work from which he borrowed new painting styles-cubism. Thus, it’s safe to say Cézanne majorly inspired Fernand. Note; despite learning a new painting style from Cézanne, Fernand's work was more accurate, and thus other artists termed it as tubism.
Leger's First World War experience also had a significant effect on his work. His first hand and near-death experience transitioned him from abstract painting to mechanical-tubular-like forms. Ideally, this style of painting is similar to French figurative painting. Some of his works that took this style include mother and child, and the female nude. America was another great inspiration for Leger. He visited NY several times and generated master and design pieces that are currently in an exhibition. One of the famous paintings he did is one in Nelson A. Rockefeller's resident.
The relationship between Leger and America was reciprocal. He gains inspiration from NY, and similarly, its people got inspired. Kenneth Noland, Frank Stella Robert Rauschenberg, James Rosenquist, and Al Held are some of the artists who directly referenced their work to that of Leger. Indeed, Fernand’s artwork, including the Great Julie, is worth your wall. The techniques, styles, and materials used are evidence of great work.