Le Corbusier

Aug 5, 2012


In the course of seven years, from 1947 to 1953, Le Corbusier produced a succession of lithographs and poems that can be regarded as an artistic realization of his view of life. The works have been arranged in such a way that seven rows one upon the other result in a picture wall, an ‘iconostasis’. Each row is dedicated to a specific topic, ranging from the environment via mental and physical elements to the right angle, with which the human being establishes his own order.

Within the exhibition Le Corbusier. Le poème de l’angle droit all the accompanying works and studies – paintings, water colours, drawings, texts and publications – along with the Poème itself are shown and explained for the first time. According to his own words, Le Corbusier realized his architecture on the basis of his artistic work, thus the cycle also reveals the architectural achievements of the greatest architect of the 20th century.

Pinakothek der Moderne

June 21st – September 2nd, 2012
Barer Straße 40
80333 Munich