While best remembered as a pioneer in the field of Modernist architecture, Charles-Édouard Jeanneret, more familiar to us as Le Corbusier, was also celebrated as a painter and sculptor. By the time he moved to Paris in 1917 at the age of 30, Le Corbusier had already designed and build several houses, including one for his parents. What followed was a four-year period in which he built nothing, focusing instead on painting and formulating a new post-Cubist artistic movement he called Purism. Although he subsequently abandoned it, ‘Corb’ continuing nevertheless to paint and make sculptures throughout his life. This two-day course will chart his practice as an architect and artist as well his overwhelming influence on the practice of modernist aesthetics.
What will you experience?
The sessions will be a mixture of presentations and interactive discussions in real time – with direct interaction with the lecturer and other participants.
Why study this course?
Participants will cover the life and works of the man known as Le Corbusier. The course will explore the trajectory from architect to artist and look at some of his major works.
Who should take this course?
This course will interest anyone who is interested in architecture/art and the period of Modernism in Western Art.
What you will discover:
• Growing confidence in looking at and interpreting works of art and architecture
Image: Le Corbusier, Nature morte et Figure 1944, oil on canvas.