The Open Hand
Artist: Le Corbusier
Medium: Lithograph, Signed & Dated in Stone in a limited edition, 1963
Dimensions: 25.5" x 19.75"
The open hand, a symbol of reconciliation, open to receive and to give, is a recurring motif in Le Corbusier’s work. Many sculptures were erected of this optimistic design, the largest being a public monument in the Indian city of Chardigarh. Le Corbusier’s innovative philosophy of design placed emphasis on the Golden Ratio to achieve harmony of proportion, which can be observed in this composition.