Lot: 283 Le Corbusier 1887 La Chaux-de-Fonds - 1965 Roquebrune-Cap-Martin Quatre femmes. 1933. Pen drawing in violet, watercolor and pencil. Signed and dated lower centre. On light glassine. 20,6 x 31,2 cm (8,1 x 12,2 in), the full sheet.
With a certificate of authenticity from Mr Eric Mouchet, Paris, from 23 November 2004. The watercolor will be included into the forthcoming catalogue raisonné of works on paper.
EXHIBITION: Le Corbusier 1887-1965, FIAC 2004 du 21 au 25 octobre, Galerie Zlotowski, Paris, 29 October 2004 - 15 January 2005, cat. no. 35 (with illustration in colors). Le Corbusier y la síntesis de las artes: El Poema del angulo recto, Círculo de Bellas Artes, Saal Goya, Madrid 4 April - 29 April 2006, cat. no. 9 (with illustration in colors).
During the “femmes” period described in the works catalogue of Le Corbusier’s paintings ca 1933-34, Le Corbusier devoted himself to painting robustly built women. The figures are built in such a way that, in the composition of their limbs, the architect Le Corbusier is much in evidence. It is a play of forms with bodies, in which, although they are engaged in dialogue with each other, the subjects assert themselves as individual figures. The painterly palette relieves the static effect achieved in these bodies. This work, which is bursting with such vitality that it seems to be breaking out of its frame, clearly exemplifies Le Corbusier’s feeling for monumentality, which is strongly apparent in his buildings. [KD].
In very good condition. Mounted on verso of upper margin.