The gallery Guillermo de Osma will host this exhibition that takes a tour through the pictorial production of the prominent artist known as Le Corbusier. Although he was a prestigious architect, drawing and painting marked his professional activity in the same way. The exhibition discovers his interpretation of the human figure, especially the woman’s body, which began in the 1920s.
February 1 – March 11, 2018
Guillermo de Osma Gallery
Claudio Coello, 4. 1° izda, Madrid
In it you can see an artist seduced by nature and metamorphosis, which is why he established relationships between the artificial forms immortalized in his purist compositions and the human figure. This was another consequence of his anthropomorphic vision of the environment. Without a doubt, Le Corbusier was a creator of exceptional forms that proposed a new way of seeing art thanks to his interdisciplinary knowledge. In addition, the exhibition also includes some of the furniture of the period that he began designing in 1925.
A score of works, including paintings, drawings and collages, show at the Guillermo de Osma gallery in Madrid Le Corbusier’s work beyond his architecture, with works such as’ ‘Deux femmes nuages’ (1937); ‘Quatre femmes autour d’une table’ (1950); ‘Corde el verres’ (1954) or ‘Taureau’ (1960) in which the human figure, especially the female one, arouses a curiosity expressed in a childish key when not surreal with deformations and figurative superpositions, in addition to furniture designed by him.
It is the work of a multifaceted artist who moves between the reason of measurement and the impulses of an imagination that is nourished by the circumstances experienced during the first half of the 20th century. And fruit of that seduction, as they point out in the gallery that hosts this work, ‘establishes relations between artificial forms – those immortalized in the’ purist ‘compositions since 1918 – and the human figure. In short, one more consequence of the anthropomorphic vision of his environment that ended up being translated into his system of proportions known as modulor (1948) ‘.
This exhibition by Le Corbusier (Charles Edouard Jeanneret, born in Switzerland in 1887, died in France in 1965), is presented at the Guillermo de Osma Gallery, Claudio Coello Street 4, 1st, Madrid, until March 25, 2018.