Friday, December 24, 2010

Friday's Fabulous Man: Oscar Niemeyer

This month architect, Oscar Niemeyer celebrated his 103rd birthday(!!!!!) with the unveiling of a museum designed by him and showcasing his work on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro. According to the BBC:"A student of the French architect Le Corbusier, he developed a distinctive style defined by stark concrete and sweeping curves. He famously once said the stylized swoops in his buildings were inspired by the curves of Brazilian women."  Gotta love a man who loves curves!  And designs them into over 600 buildings.

 Top image: Portrait of Niemeyer by Gretta Sarfaty Marchant.   Buildings from here and here.

1 comment:

Lidya Margaretta said...

i'm so sorry for him and family that he left. Hope God recieved him in heaven. He is a gret architect,,and i could be anrdhitect like him