Oscar Niemeyer, 1907-2012

Oscar Niemeyer

Oscar Niemeyer

Oscar Niemeyer

Yesterday, a Brazilian newspaper announced the death of Oscar Niemeyer. He was exceedingly influential and there’s no way I can properly describe his importance or oeuvre. The only thing I can really say about him is that he certainly loved women. He repeatedly talks about women’s beautiful curves and how they have helped shape his work. Women were frequently the subject of his drawings and he even remarried at the age of ninety-nine. Below is a kind of educational video built around an interview with Niemeyer. It’s a few years old, but its nice to hear him speak in his own words about his work.  The photos above are of the construction of Brasilia, the capital of Brazil which includes some of his most recognizable work.

Alex Dent

December 6, 2012 / By

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