|| Purist Compositions::
Nature Mortes and Nudes.
Reference: Le Corbusier - The Artist , works from The
Heidi Weber Collection.
|The Female Nude as the site of
Modernity - (P. Meecham & J. Sheldon). "We should ask WHY, at the
inception of the Modernist Movement, styling the Female Nude according to
the pictorial habits of an African Sculptor was seen as a worthwhile formal
exercise for western artists." (Modern Art: A Critical Introduction)
comes from Cubist Composition; but one knows that in Cubism the object which
has served as starting point becomes changed with regard to its organization
in the picture, often very much so. Purism, on the other hand, finds it
important to keep the natural appearance of objects. It does not presume
the right to change objects more than up to certain point, so it selects
objects which make it possible to arrange them with-out any deformation,
so that their type will not be changed. This explains, for example, the
fusion of objects through a common contour, the connection of elements in
order to create one single object in the picture. What Cubism often resolves
with a change in the specificity of object, Purism accomplishes by organic
figure d'hommes : 1929
trois baigneuses : 1935
profil : 1949
|"I am an untiring painter.
For a long time I have painted every day, although I only started painting
at the age of 31. But painting has become suddely a holy thing for me...
Art leads to perfection via paths with obstacles, which for the philistine
are not passable.
morte au siphon : 1921
morte a la pile d'asiettes
main ouverte : 1963
mains : 1953
la mer : 1962