Throughout his career Fernand Léger created numerous images of women and parrots in a variety of media, including painting, printmaking and sculpture. In this unpainted bronze version, the artist uses overlapping shapes to create the illusion of depth. Léger studied architecture before turning to painting. Late in his career he produced murals, mosaics and stained glass that explored the relationship of art and architecture. One of the editions of the bronze sculptures, entitled Femmes au Perroquet, is installed on the exterior wall of the Fernand Léger Museum in Biot, France.
Courtesy of The Gateway Foundation.
Dimensions: 134.75″ x 194.5″ x 16″
Year Completed: 1952
Owner: Gateway Foundation