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Art / Mixed Media | Ueno

Le Corbusier and the Age of Purism

Charles-Edouard Jeanneret (1887-1965), a pioneer of modern architecture also known as Le Corbusier, is well-known in Japan for designing the National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo, which opened in 1959. As an artist and designer, he also led the purism movement — a style of painting involving minimal and simplified shapes — with the French artist Amedee Ozenfant.

To celebrate the 60th anniversary of the museum, this exhibition covers 10 years of Le Corbusier's career, focusing on the promotion of purism between 1918 and 1925 in Paris. Exhibits include paintings, architectural diagrams and other works by Le Corbusier and his fellow artists. (Yukari Tanaka)

Ticket Giveaway: We have five pairs of tickets to "Le Corbusier and the Age of Purism" at The National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo to give away to readers. The ticket giveaway is now online only. To apply , visit jtimes.jp/tickets. Deadline: Feb. 19.