Fernand LÃ©gerÂ is famous for his colorful paintings, many of which feature machine-like forms. He was also at the center of Parisâ€™ avant-garde in the 1920s, not only in painting, but also in graphics, set and costume design, film-making, and architecture.
That is the thesis of Anna Vallye, curator of this fallâ€™s major exhibition at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, LÃ©ger: Modern Art and the Metropolis, inspired by the museumâ€™s LÃ©gerÂ masterpiece, the monumental 1919 painting, â€œThe City.â€
Get Out Your Scotch Guardâ€”Eavesdrop Is Coming!Â If the hors dâ€™ouevres make a party, Luminaire threw quite the fÃªte last month. The huge design showroom in Chicago’s River North staged the top floor with more affordable items from their inventory, alongside of pop-ups from local artisans, includingÂ European bike-lifestyle guru J.C. Lind Bike Co. This was our first stop of several that evening, so the substantial hors dâ€™oeuvresâ€”a.k.a. Prosecco spongesâ€”were fully appreciated.â€¨ What didnâ€™t appreciate them?