About Leger Cubist Watch – Met Collection – Divers, Blue and Black
This Leger Cubist watch was inspired by his work: Divers, Blue and Black. Our watch features details from Divers, Blue and Black (1942–43) in The Met collection. In this painting by Fernand Léger (French, 1881–1955), figures plunge into broad swatches of color like swimmers in a crowded pool. Its inspiration dates to 1940, while Léger was in Marseille awaiting passage to the United States, where he stayed until the end of World War II. Léger made about 25 works on the theme of the swimming pool. More details on Leger Cubist Watch – Met Collection – Divers, Blue and Black :
- Printed plastic strap
- Quartz movement
- Case: 1 3/8” diam.
- Band: 9 3/8”L
- Clean with a damp cloth and dry with a soft, clean cloth
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About Fernand Leger
Joseph Fernand Henri Léger was a French painter, sculptor, and filmmaker. In his early works he created a personal form of cubism which he gradually modified into a more figurative, populist style. His boldly simplified treatment of modern subject matter has caused him to be regarded as a forerunner of pop art.