Le Corbusier


Le Corbusier Art Print La main ouverte, first edition 1963

The Open Hand 1963 is a limited edition Le Corbusier lithograph. Le Corbusier, The Open Hand is signed and dated in the plate.

Printed by Mourlot, Paris. Weber Pg 19.

The open hand, a symbol of reconciliation, open to receive and to give, is a recurring motif in Le Corbusier’s work. Many sculptures were erected of this optimistic design, the largest being a public monument in the Indian city of Chandigarh. Le Corbusier’s innovative philosophy of design placed emphasis on the Golden Ratio to achieve harmony of proportion, which can be observed in this composition. Signed in stone by the artist. This print comes with a Certificate of Provenance, signed and stamped by Mourlot.

Edition: 300

Dimensions: 65 x 50 cm

In 1919 Ozenfant and Le Corbusier established the Purist journal L’Esprit nouveau. In the first issue of the journal, Charles-Edouard Jeanneret adopted the nom d’artiste Le Corbusier, as a pseudonym, reflecting Le Corbusier’s belief that anyone could reinvent themselves.

In the journal L’Esprit Nouveau, Le Corbusier formulated his ideas of modern architecture with strategies to transform society into a more efficient environment with a higher standard of living on all socioeconomic levels. Le Corbusier forcefully argued that this transformation was necessary to avoid the spectra of revolution that would otherwise shake society.

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