This museum is the former studio of the sculptor Ossip Zadkine and comprises around 100 pieces bequeathed by his widow. Of ... More
This museum is the former studio of the sculptor Ossip Zadkine and comprises around 100 pieces bequeathed by his widow. Of Russian origins, the artist established himself in Paris in 1909. Disappointed by the academic education he received in London and Paris, he turned to other sources of inspiration. Rodin, Roman and Gothic statues, as well as African art became models in his quest to adapt to the third dimension of the aesthetic principles of cubism. Rather than offering revolutionary discoveries, he preferred to use the traditional methods to create his masterpieces.
This tiny museum is filled with beautiful sculptures, very reminiscent of Modigliani and Brancusi. It's a great museum to go to if you feel overwhelmed by the Louvre and the other tourists. It's so small (just a few rooms and a sculpture garden) that you feel like you wandered into an artist's studio. If the weather is nice, pair this with an picnic lunch in the Luxembourg Gardens just down the street.