Le Corbusier's Murals
Le Corbusier stayed at Villa E-1027 in 1938 and 1939. In April 1938, with the encouragement of Badovici, he painted two murals, returning the following year to do five more. He stated: ‘I have a furious desire to dirty the walls: ten compositions are ready, enough to daub the lot.’ According to her biographies, these murals not at all impressed Eileen Gray. In 1949, Badovici threatened to remove them. Damaged during the war, they were restored by Le Corbusier himself in 1949 and once more in 1963, with the exception of two that were outside and too badly damaged.