In 1918 he met several artists--Amédée Ozenfant, Georges Braque, Juan Gris, Pablo Picasso and others--and developed Purism, a new concept of painting. He painted under his real name at first, but in later years signed his works under the well known pseudonym, which was first originally created for his architectural work.
He had his first exhibition in 1918 and continued to show his work and support the visual arts throughout his lifetime. Over the next few weeks, I will continue this series with posts about his sculpture, drawings and collage, enamel work, tapestry and engraving.
All images from fondationlecorbusier.fr
|La cheminée, 1918|
|Deux femmes fantasques, 1937|
|Femme et mains, 1948|
|Adieu Von, 1957|