To its 60th anniversary, the National Museum of Western Art in Tokyo is holding an exhibition “Le Corbusier. From painting to architecture". The exhibition includes about 100 works of art by Le Corbusier and his friends - Pablo Picasso, Georges Braque, Fernand Leger, Juan Gris, Jacques Lipschitz - as well as a variety of materials such as architectural models, publications and images.
Immediately after the end of the First World War, at the end of 1918, Le Corbusier became a co-founder of the “purism” movement to defend the art of “construction and integration”, corresponding to the progress of the civilization of machines. Le Corbusier, seeking to create a new architecture, working on painting, gained a lot of experience from working with artists who in the 1920s were at the forefront of Parisian art.