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Saturday, September 6, 2014

Le Corbusier: Tapestries

In addition to paintings, sculptures, drawings, and enamel work, famed architect Le Corbusier also created tapestries. ''The destiny of the tapestry of today emerges: it becomes the mural of the modern age,'' Le Corbusier wrote.

From 1936 to 1965, he made at least 27 tapestry drawings. His collaboration with Pierre Baudouin to turn his drawings into tapestries began in 1949. The work was done at the Pinton workshops in Felletin, France. In 1961 he worked with the weavers of Firminy to create 765 square yards of tapestry for the Palace of Justice in Chandigarh, India.

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Trois femmes sur fond blanc, 1950

Deux bouteilles et compagnie, 1951

Les mains, 1951

Nature morte, 1954

Bonjour Calder, 1958

Les dés sont jetés, 1960

Nature morte, 1965


  1. Love these pieces, the design of them captures everything I love about mid-century art.

    1. Even though most people consider his work outside architecture to be just a hobby, I have really enjoyed exploring his art. I like it too.

  2. These are fabulous. Picturing a tapestry drawing framed on my wall. Nice to dream. :)

    1. Since I started writing this blog, I seem to find more and more to dream about! :)