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Still Life with Many Objects

A work made of pastel and colored pencil, with fabricated black chalk, over graphite, on cream wove paper, lined with japanese paper.

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  • A work made of pastel and colored pencil, with fabricated black chalk, over graphite, on cream wove paper, lined with japanese paper.

Date:

1923

Artist:

Le Corbusier
Swiss, 1887–1965

About this artwork

Still Life with Many Objects, a highly finished study for Le Corbusier’s painting Still Life with Numerous Objects (1923), shows a grid-based composition with pure geometries and elements that appear both classical and industrial.

Le Corbusier was one of the most influential architects of the 20th century. In 1918 he founded the short-lived art movement Purism with fellow artist Amadée Ozenfant. A reaction to artistic and historical conditions in post–World War I Paris, Purism championed the industrial, the rational, and the scientific, emphasizing balance and proportion.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

Le Corbusier (Charles-Édouard Jeanneret)

Title

Still Life with Many Objects

Place

Switzerland (Object made in)

Date

Artist's working dates 1923

Medium

Pastel and colored pencil, with fabricated black chalk, over graphite, on cream wove paper, lined with Japanese paper

Inscriptions

Signed and dated recto, lower right, in graphite: "J––t / Le Corbusier / 23"

Dimensions

545 × 723 mm

Credit Line

Gift of Richard and Mary L. Gray

Reference Number

2022.81

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