"With the exhibition, Cobra wanted to look behind the established image of the influential architect. A lot of his drawings and other works are shown also to create more awareness of how informative his artistic work was to his architectural practice".
– Hilde de Bruijn, Curator Cobra Museum voor Moderne Kunst –
Four dimensions in line with the Architectural Polychromy
The introductory wall with information text in the dynamic 32102 rose clair.
The theme of architecture in the powerful 32030 bleu céruléen.
Le Corbusier's works on the luminous 32031 céruléen vif in the theme of plan and play.
The rich green 32050 vert foncé was chosen for the theme of the human body.
The theme order versus chaos is exhibited on the airy 32013 gris clair 31.
"It feels like a closing circle to exhibit Le Corbusier´s artworks on his colours."
– Hilde de Bruijn –
Madame de Bruijn enjoys working with the Le Corbusier colours: "Both collections give you countless possibilities to combine colours. We were astounded to have chosen a colour scheme that not only ties in with the past, but is very contemporary too. It feels like a closing circle to exhibit his works of art on his colours." The curator explains that the colours of the Architectural Polychromy used add another dimension to the exhibition. "We wanted to choose colours that allow artworks to breathe and reflect. In addition, the colours should shine in their own nuances. We succeeded with wonderful colours. During the colour-finding process, we needed to find out if the colours were detrimental or supportive, and if there was enough contrast to the art." The colours also have a subconscious psychological effect on the viewer: the chosen tones have been arranged so that the visitor experiences the depth of the room. The way the colours affect the works of art is another key element of the exhibition.
The collage installation "Corbulation" by Jakob Kolding shows life-size woodcut figures, which are placed on pedestals in the exhibition rooms. The pedestals are painted in dark grey 32010 gris foncé.