The exhibition "Les Couleurs de Nadia", which will be held from July 3 to November 14, 2021 at the Annonciade Museum, will offer the public the opportunity to appreciate this artist, who has been neglected for so long.
A cultural program of conferences and debates will honor women artists from the first half of the 20th century.
By devoting an exhibition to Nadia Léger (1904-1982), the Musée de l’Annonciade wishes to highlight an outstanding artist who has remained in the shadows until now. Her immense talent was long overshadowed by the fame of her husband, painter Fernand Léger, to whom she devoted her life.Yet Nadia Léger is at the origin of a rich and varied work of extraordinary modernity.
Her works cross the greatest artistic currents of the 20th century, from Suprematism to Cubism, from Surrealism to Socialist Realism with the chromatic tones that heralded Pop Art. In the USSR, the young Nadia Khodossievitch signed her first works under the aegis of Malevitch, a pioneer of Suprematism, of whom she was a pupil, and Strzeminski, an icon of the Polish avant-garde, before joining the studio of Amédée Ozenfant and Fernand Léger in Paris. In the capital of art, she worked with Mondrian and Arp and rubbed shoulders with Picasso, Chagall and the entire intelligentsia of the time.
The paintings, gouaches, drawings and sculptures that will be exhibited at the Musée de l’Annonciade bear witness to this diversity. These fifty works come mainly from the Nadia Léger collection, preciously preserved by her beneficiaries. Many of them, unknown to specialists or dealers, will be presented for the first time to the public and above all to a French museum.
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Les couleurs de Nadia, les nocturnes du lundi