#0022 LE CORBUSIER AND THE AGE OF PURISM|国立西洋美術館開館60周年記念 ル・コルビュジエ 絵画から建築へ ― ピュリスムの時代

Le Corbusier






Publication date|2019/02/19 – 5/19






The Main Building of the National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo, designed by the great modern architect Le Corbusier (1887-1965) was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2016. This exhibition commemorating the 60th anniversary of the Museum’s founding focuses on the period in which the young Charles-Edouard Jeanneret (Le Corbusier) left his hometown in Switzerland and was active in the Purism movement in the art world center of Paris. The exhibition looks back on this decade or so of activity in various media, including painting, architecture, urban planning and publishing.

Immediately after the end of World War I,at the end of 1918 Jeanneret and the painter Amedee Ozenfant began to promote Purism, a movement that heralded arts of “construction and synthesis” in response to advances in the age of mechanization. Jeanneret was involved in painting while he also sought to create new architectural forms, and was greatly stimulated by his interactions with the cutting edge artists of Paris in the 1920s.

It was this period that saw him transformed into Le Corbusier, the standard-bearer of modern architecture. His ideas greatly developed over the course of the Purism period and he was active in realizing the “modern spirit” across a wide array of media and forms. And yet, throughout that process his myriad activities were all supported by his belief that architecture was the noblest of the art forms, one that brings freedom and happiness to people.

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