Cover: L’editeur Eugène Figuière – Albert Gleizes 1913
Musée des Beaux Arts - Lyon
Gleizes was born in
Influenced by Henri Le Fauconnier and Jean Metzinger he turned towards a geometrically simplified style in 1908-09 and produced the so-called "Paysages classiques". He joined the Cubist circle around Robert Delaunay in 1910. Soon he discovered his own pictorial language which dismantles the objects and re-organises them rhythmically - as in Futurism. He wrote the book "Du Cubisme" together with Metzinger in 1912.
Gleizes' theoretical discussions were carried on in the group "La Section d'Or", which was founded by Jacques Villon in1912. His ideas of creating a dynamic Cubism inspired other painters such as Le Fauconnier, Roger de Fresnaye and Fernand Léger.
In 1914 he was drafted to military service
and travelled until 1919 to the