SENIOR; ARCHITECTURE, PLANNING, AND LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE; COLLEGE OF ARCHITECHTURE, DESIGN, AND CONSTRUCTION
A MODERN RENDITION ON PURISM:
A Modern Rendition on Purism is an analytical painting that applies the compositional structure of a Purist painting to a building analysis. Conceived of as a reaction to Cubism, Purism – the art movement founded by twentieth century architect Le Corbusier – focused on creating hierarchy among elementary forms and placed a high emphasis on the intentional use of color. To achieve the final product, Maggi studied Le Corbusier’s process through a series of reproductions of original Purist paintings and then applied that method to an original composition based on one of his later buildings – his Notre Dame du Haut Chapel in Ronchamp, France. While Purism utilized soft blues, yellows, and reds, the submitted piece uses a color palette based on the colors used within the building, as well as other projects completed contemporaneously with the chapel.
Analytical Composition of Chapel at Ronchamp
Acrylic on MDF
18” x 24”
Last Updated: July 24, 2018