Le Corbusier (1887 – 1965) known as “the Picasso of architecture,” was a painter, sculptor and writer who is mostly known for his contributions to Modern Architecture. Le Corbusier pioneered theoretical studies of modern designs, and was committed to creating better living conditions in crowded urban environments. In his artwork, Le Corbusier rejected Cubism as irrational, and established a new movement called Purism. His radical architectural visions continued the tradition of Leonardo da Vinci, which utilized the proportions of the human body to improve architecture’s form and function. Le Corbusier’s iconic buildings still stand in Central Europe, India, Russia, North America and South America.