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No.8

Charles-Edouard Jeanneret) Le Corbusier (1887 - 1965)

Lithograph

1964

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  • About the work
    Location
    Country: Switzerland
    City: Geneva
    Place: UK Mission to the United Nations
    Internationally acknowledged as the father of modernist architecture, Le Corbusier originally trained in Fine Art. He continued to paint and draw throughout his career in conjunction to his theoretical and architectural practice, in a modernist spirit of the synthesis of the arts. Produced in 1964, a year prior to his death, the lithograph No. 8 presents abstracted figurative elements, including: a face viewed in profile at the top, a foot to the lower left, a torso and belly button in the centre and a limb that could be interpreted as multiple arms or a four-fingered hand, on the right. Showing elements of Cubism, it is foremost representative of Le Corbusier’s later works that were heavily influenced by the technique of collage. This saw him place coloured masses onto the page, superimposed by drawn lines, without ever completing these forms nor entirely covering the surface.
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  • Details
    Title
    No.8
    Edition
    150/150
    Date
    1964
    Medium
    Lithograph
    Dimensions
    height: 71.80 cm, width: 54.00 cm
    Acquisition
    Purchased from Editions Alecto, 1967
    Inscription
    bl: 150/150 / Le Corbusier
    Provenance
    Purchased from Editions Alecto, 1967
    GAC number
    7802