Le Corbusier Panorama of a Lifetime’s Work

To mark the 50th anniversary of Le Corbusier’s death at sea off the Mediterranean coast on August 27th 1965, Galerie Eric Mouchet is joining forces with Galerie Zlotowski in an exhibition in their respective venues on rue Jacob and rue de Seine. On display will be a comprehensive overview of the paintings, drawings and engravings of the great architect and urban planner.

1962 - Petite Confidence

Petite Confidence (Little Secret) – 1962 Sculptured wood 66.5 x 57 x 14 cm
Stamped with the signature : Le Corbusier / No.30 2e
Courtesy Galerie Eric Mouchet – Galerie Zlotowski

Le Corbusier, who was never without a sketchbook in his pocket, devoted half of every day over a 45 year period to writing, painting and drawing – what he called his ‘Atelier de la recherche patiente’ (the workshop of patient research). The rest of the day was given over to working with his colleagues in his practice at 35 rue de Sèvres, Paris.

1956 - Taureau 1956

Taureau (Bull) – 1956 – Sheet metal plaque, enameled – (Unique work, painted with enamel on sheet metal by Le Corbusier and fired in the studio of Jean Martin in Luynes) -46 x 55 cm Framed within the frame and signed in the bottom left hand corner : Le Corbusier / 2/56 Monogrammed and dated on the back: L-C 56

His visual arts output was both highly original and prolific, stretching from 1917 to 1965. Up to the Second World War, this work was largely for his own personal research. Later, however, it helped drive the design and promotion of the Modulor, a ‘harmonious’ scale of proportions he devised in 1946.

His pre-war work includes drawings, paintings and a number of mostly black and white engravings.

After the work, with the help of others, he added a number of other techniques to his repertoire – sculpture, tapestry, enameling on sheet metal, the artist’s book and multicolored lithographs…

The exhibition at the Galerie Zlotowski will concentrate on Le Corbusier’s collages and will take place from 23rd April to 25th July at 20 rue de Seine. Meanwhile, the Galerie Eric Mouchet will display a variety of drawings, sculptures, paintings and tapestry cartoons at its premises on 45 rue Jacob between 23 April and 6 June.

These two exhibitions will offer a good overview of the sheer diversity of media in which the artist worked, as well as an insight into the issues and themes that most mattered to him over the course of what was a truly remarkable artistic career.

OPENING THURSDAY 23 April 2015, 6 – 9 PM

23 APRIL – 6 JUNE 2015 AT GALERIE ERIC MOUCHET


23 APRIL – 25 JULY 2015 AT GALERIE ZLOTOWS

ALL THE WORKS OF LE CORBUSIER MUST BE ACCOMPANIED WITH COPYRIGHT FONDATION LE CORBUSIER, PARIS, 2015 

 

 

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