Art: Auction for Girls Education in Pakistan and Afghanistan

Madonna is selling painting Trois Femmes à la Table Rouge by Fernand Léger, valued between $5-7 Million, to raise money for girls education in countries including Pakistan and Afghanistan through her Ray of Light Foundation.

Fernand Léger was a French painter, sculptor and filmmaker. His cubism style led to his work in populist and figurative styles. He is considered a forerunner in popart. Painted in 1921, Trois Femmes à la Table Rouge is part of Fernand Léger's Mechanical Elements series.

"I have chosen to auction this painting called Three Women by Fernand Léger and donate all the proceeds to support girls' educational projects in Afghanistan, Pakistan and other countries where female education is rare or nonexistent.
"I cannot accept a world where women or girls are wounded, shot or killed for either going to school or teaching in girls' schools. We don't have time to be complacent." ~ Madonna

What is Cubism?

Cubism is an early-20th-century avant-garde art movement pioneered by Georges Braque and Pablo Picasso, and later joined by Juan Gris, Jean Metzinger, Albert Gleizes, Robert Delaunay, Henri Le Fauconnier, and Fernand Léger, that revolutionized European painting and sculpture, and inspired related movements in music, literature and architecture. Cubism has been considered the most influential art movement of the 20th century. Wiki

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