Le Corbusier, Mesures de l'Homme at The Centre Pompidou
The Centre Pompidou is devoting a completely new retrospective, featuring some three hundred works, to the output of Charles-Édouard Jeanneret, aka Le Corbusier.
Not only a visionary architect, urban planner and theorist of modernity, but also a painter and sculptor, Le Corbusier made a profound impression on the 20th century in dramatically changing architecture and the way it is "inhabited". His international career flourished long before globalisation made its appearance.
Adopting a decidedly innovative approach, the Centre Pompidou takes a fresh look at the output of this major figure in modernity through the proportions of the human body, which Le Corbusier considered essential as a universal principle.
Central to a colossal and multi-faceted body of work was Le Corbusier's conception of an essential, universal measurement. This concept of measurement lay behind the work of the urban planner, architect and furniture designer, and imbued the work of the painter.
The new approach taken by this exhibition presents every facet of the artist's work through some 300 paintings, sculptures, drawings, architectural drawings, models, objects, films, photographs and documents - all illustrating the prolific output of this native of the Swiss Jura, who took French citizenship in 1930, and made Paris his home.
Commemorating the fiftieth anniversary of his death, this key exhibition aims to enlighten audiences on the breadth and complexity of Le Corbusier's work, thinking and humanism.
Place Georges Pompidou
Admission fees and rates
Full: 11 to 13€, depending on the period.
Reduced: 9 to 10€.