Fernand Léger

French, 1881-1955

La fumée (Smoke)

© Estate of Fernand Léger / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris / DACS, London

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© Estate of Fernand Léger / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris / DACS, London

Image downloads are for educational use only. For all other purposes, please see our Obtaining and Using Images page.

© Estate of Fernand Léger / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris / DACS, London

Image downloads are for educational use only. For all other purposes, please see our Obtaining and Using Images page.

La fumée (Smoke), 1912

Artwork Details

Collection Highlight

Materials

oil on canvas

Measurements

support: 36 5/8 x 28 3/8 inches (93.03 x 72.07 cm); framed: 46 3/4 x 39 1/2 x 3 inches (118.75 x 100.33 x 7.62 cm)

Collection Buffalo AKG Art Museum

Credit

Room of Contemporary Art Fund, 1940

Accession ID

RCA1940:15

Smoke is one of several of Fernand Léger's studies combining puffs of smoke with a group of buildings. Although this painting is quite abstract, it is possible to make out a large structure with smokestacks in the upper right—presumably the primary source of the smoke that bisects the painting vertically. Other structures can be identified by doors, windows, and roof lines.

Label from Spotlight on the Collection—Artists in Depth: Picasso, Braque, Léger, Delaunay, January 21–June 5, 2011