“ Most people tend to remember Le Corbusier as an architect and designer. Relatively little is known about Corbusier’s work in the field of art and yet it formed a massive part of his practice. In fact Corbusier himself said that the secret of his architecture lay in his painting “ more
Swiss born architect, painter, designer and theorist, Le Corbusier worked with a unique vision and clarity that made him one of the most influential figures shaping the international style of the early 1900s.
In 1917 he settled in Paris where the contagious immediacy of the art scene inspired him to produce a number of paintings. Along with the French painter Amédée Ozenfant, he founded the Purist movement in painting, in which objects were represented as powerful basic forms stripped of detail.
Though increasingly active as an architect, Le Corbusier continued always to paint and from around 1926 he began to work in a freer, more surrealist style.
A pinnacle in Le Corbusier’s work can be seen In “La Poeme de l’Angle Droit” which was published in Paris in 1955 and which comprises a collection of lithographs and 20 hand written poems by Le Corbusier.