Le Corbusier Sculptures

Fantastic sculpture from the one and only Charles-Edouard Jeannette, better known as Le Corbusier. Lightly more creative his earlier projects and are almost quite ‘wacky’ but at the same time controlled, one can see parallels between him and Salvador Dali’s paintings in his late sculpture, even though it’s no secret that they weren’t the biggest fans of each other.I’m regularly analyzing whether I like purely functional and industrial products or if I like one-of-a-kind type handmade items. In my opinion there’s a middle ground, on one hand I think you can own a home that’s purely functional, with industrial products to match, but at the end of the day it’s lifeless to own objects that have no background or character as well. We’re not machines and we all have a personality, well hopefully, sculpture like this really puts my thoughts in perspective and gets me inspired on the art side of things. If you can find a balance between these two elements you’ve definitely succeeded, Jens Risom’s house interior is a great example that comes to mind, he’s got some amazing sculpture in his home which looks superb against the clean and structural lines of his furniture. A place you should check out if you haven’t already. Le Corbusier abandoned the so called idea of Purism in the 1950′s, so this is most probably where his sculpture stems from. He made more robust works, even his architecture turned from being quite lightweight into a more rustic feel with heavy walls and splashes of bright colour. He left concrete unfinished, wooden form work plainly visible, the thing with using concrete is that it allowed Le Corbusier to explore unusual shapes and forms.

“ To create architecture is to put in order. Put what in order? Function and objects.”  Le Corbusier 

“ I dream of a new age of curiosity. We have the technical means for it; the desire is there; the things to be known are infinite; the people who can employ themselves at this task exist. Why do we suffer? From too little: from channels that are too narrow, skimpy, quasi-monopolistic, insufficient. There is no point in adopting a quasi- protectionist attitude, to prevent 'bad' information from invading and suffocating the 'good'. Rather, we must simply multiply the paths and the possibilities of comings and goings."

Philosopher Michel Foucault