Swiss-born architect, urban planner, designer and multidisciplinary artist Le Corbusier (1887-1965) united the arts with mathematics, becoming the father of “modern architecture” by promoting the rationalist movement.
In his most unknown facet he dedicated himself to the plastic arts. He used these interesting works of painting and sculpture as an experimental laboratory for his great architectural works.
Chicos al arte proposes us to be inspired by these works by Le Corbusier to create our own colorful sculptures.
What do we need?
Pieces of wood
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It is a good idea to start with photocopies of the sculptures so that they take ownership of the shapes by coloring them with markers. Always showing them picture books is a nice way to bring them closer to each artist we work with. This way they have a broader view of their work.
Each one receives 10 pieces of wood of different geometric shapes. We suggest them to explore these pieces inspired by the images we saw in the books and play with balance.
Then we work the pieces individually, giving each one different colors. Now we open the pots of paint and get to work!
To speed up the process, we can dry the pieces in the sun so they are ready to assemble…
Then, we suggest that you begin to compose this sculpture keeping in mind the route, the different views and, above all, the balance.
And let them be encouraged to define a composition that they are going to paste with plasticola…
This is how colorful the sculptures inspired by Le Corbusier were!