Le Corbusier standing naked, working on one of his murals at Eileen Gray’s Villa E-1027 in Roquebrune-Cap-Martin in southern France (near Monaco). Eileen Gray (1878–1976) was an Irish born furniture designer, architect and a pioneer of the Modern Movement in architecture. Le Corbusier was so impressed by the house that he left his mark on the building in the form of several wall murals. On this photo he turns to look at the photographer with an arrogant look. The scars, made by a propeller while he was swimming in the Mediterranean, are clearly visible. Later, he built a summer house nearby for himself. When he died in 1965 he was swimming in the sea directly in front of Villa E-1027.
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