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Le Corbusier painting in the nude at Eileen Gray’s Villa E-1027

Plus, the story behind his nasty leg scar

I didn’t know about this until just now.Le Corbusier apparently got the scar while swimming in Saint-Tropez bay in 1938. He’d been staying at the architect Eileen Gray’s Villa E-1027. He got trapped under a yacht’s propeller-blades as it passed over him. As he lated recounted the incident in a letter to his mother, in his characteristically clinical tone:

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Source: rosswolfe.wordpress.com

(Source: ombuarchitecture, via bradypus)

 

Posted on July 19 2013, with 539 Notes

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    I didn’t know he was a nudist. Now I like him even more.
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    ok a naked Le Corbusier helps a lil
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    Mr This: “Hey! Look at all the exposed super-structure. It’s brutal.”