Le Corbusier Festival de Lyon, Charbonnières, Musée de Lyon
Signed: Monogrammed LC and dated in the print
Medium: Traditional stone lithograph in 4 colours, printed by Atelier Mourlot
Dimensions: 64.8 x 50.2 cm
Le Corbusier was born Charles-Edouard Jeanneret-Gris in Switzerland and assumed the pseudonym when he moved to Paris in 1917. He was an architect who belonged to the first generation of the International School of Architecture and his work was chiefly built with steel and reinforced concrete and worked with elemental geometric forms. In 1918, Corbu met Cubist painter Amédée Ozenfant who encouraged him to paint. His architectural education comes through in his later painting as emphasised by clear forms and structures.