It is only fair that this major exhibition on Le Corbusier’s work takes place in Marseille, on the beloved Mediterranean shores, in the town of the « Cite radieuse », first construction in which LC experimented the « romantisme du mal foutu ».


The exhibitions reveals the architect but also the painter and sculptor 




Accounts of his travels


A project that very much captured my attention is « Maison Errazuriz, Chile », and I hope that one of my Chilean readers can answer a couple of questions I have. The plans are dated 1930 and the house was planned to be built on a hill, by the sea, see picture underneath. To me it looks like Zapallar, and thepicture looks like it’s taken from the hill past « Cesar » when walking along the beach, but I don’t recall seeing a house like this in that location, it’s a more New England looking house if I remember right? Was it ever built? Is it there somewhere? I’m intrigued… 

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Without transition…. LC painter, voyage en Orient


LC sculptor, « La Mer »


LC galerist in his own place



Le Modulor, first used in the Cite Radieuse

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A cross section through 2 double aspects duplexes with a central access through a « street », the basic unit of the Cite radieuse

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Cabanon, Roquebrune-Cap-Martin, 1949

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Views from the front bay of the J1

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Eglise de Firmny, dated 1964, only recently completed


Mural on plywood, Paris 1948


Designs for « Tapisserie d’Aubusson »

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Chapelle de Ronchamp

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Enamel painting, 1965

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« Puissent nos bétons si rudes révéler que sous eux, nos sensibilités sont fines…. » Le Corbusier