Passionate witness of a century teeming with talent, Fernand Léger (1881-1955) remains one of modern art’s most famous painters. The generous, well-travelled artist proved endlessly curious and broached an impressive series of subject matters throughout his long career: poetry, cinema, circus, dance, architecture and town planning… Intent on creating modern yet popular art works, he typifies the committed artist who champions social change and progress. 

Celebrating the fortieth anniversary of the Centre Pompidou, this exceptional exhibition and accompanying catalogue unveils the many facets of the 20th century giant.