Fernand Léger. Beauty is everywhere runs at BOZAR, Centre for Fine Arts in Brussels until 3 June 2018 and is presented in partnership with Centre Pompidou-Metz. Léger moved fluidly from a personal approach to cubism to more figurative constructions. His boldly simplified, almost “naïve”, treatment of modern subject matter has caused him to be regarded as a forerunner of pop art.
BOZAR examines the work of the master through the lens of history and focuses on the impact of his environment and era on his oeuvre. Industrialisation, the rise of the car industry, the rapid changes of the urban landscape constitute the pillars of Léger’s work. Léger’s connection with architecture is one of the central themes of this exhibition as well as his collaborations with other artists. Charlie Chaplin and cinema for example were a source of fascination and inspiration, and throughout his career, Léger worked with poets, directors, choreographers and composers, designing scenery and costumes.