Fernand Léger (French, 1881–1955)
2006This painting represents a group of three reclining nudes drinking tea or coffee in a chic apartment. While the reclining nude is a common subject in art history, these women’s bodies have been simplified into rounded and dislocated forms, their skin not soft but firm, buffed, and polished. The machinelike precision and solidity with which Léger renders human form relates to his faith in modern industry and to his hope that art and the machine age would together reverse the chaos unleashed by World War I.
Unity - This painting has a sense of unity like everything in the painting belongs together
Variety- The two women on the left (white color) and the woman on the right (brown color) provides contrast.
Repetition-The floor patterns
Rhythm- Alot of visual rhythm from the colors to the shapes that the painter used in this painting.
Balance-I think the two women that are in pieces balance out with the one woman that is whole.
Emphasis/Focal point-The three women
Proportion/Scale-More proportional than scale
This painting also uses the Rule of Odds with the three women.