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Attr. LE CORBUSIER Swiss-French 1887-1965 OOC

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Attr. LE CORBUSIER Swiss-French 1887-1965 OOC
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Oil on canvas, framed. Featuring an abstract expressionist composition. Signed and attributed to Le Corbusier (Swiss-French, 1887-1965) on the lower right corner. 51 x 39.5 cm (20.1 x 15.6 inches). Frame size: 58 x 46 cm (22.8 x 18.1 inches). Le Corbusier was visionary writer, theorist, and architect, and a lesser-known painter. Born Charles-edouard Jeanneret, he adopted his moniker when he began to author architectural designs and paintings. He had a fascination with proportion, modularity, and geometry, often taking his cue from classical architecture theory. His designs, however, were modernist and industrial. He fondly called houses “machines for living in,” and said that the base principal for design is that “it must be beautiful.” Le Corbusier was interested in solving what he called the problem of urban co-habitation, and produced a great number of designs for houses and apartment buildings. Le Corbusier worked at the atelier of Peter Behrens, the training grounds of other architectural masters like Mies van der Rohe and Walter Gropius. PROVENANCE: Private European estate.