Two feet away from the Luxembourg garden, the Zadkine museum, former home and workshop of the Russian artist is a haven of peace.
Almost hidden under its leafy garden, this tiny museum has a very bucolic feel, its seems almost out of time, far from the dense, fast paced and noisy city life of Paris. If several works have been undergone to welcome visitors, the place stays true to the original atmosphere and spirit of its former owner.
Great for a family outing, it is suited to all ages. While small children play hide and seek in the garden, the older ones will be able to stroll through the museum to appreciate the work of Ossip Zadkine.
During almost four decades, the artist created almost 400 sculptures as well as a large quantity of paintings, drawings, engravings and lithographs in his sheltered atelier.
If Greek and African inspirations can be recognized in his work, much of his art can be correlated to Cubism, a movement in which he took an active part.
But above all, Zadkine’s work was led by the material: “The gesture of man is born from dialogue with the material” said the artist in 1960 to Pierre Cabane.
Using bronze, wood, stone, marble, terracotta and plaster equally, the artist continually explored the materiality of sculptures. To this day his long, clean lined craved works are still immensely appreciated.
Dress tip : We recommend wearing a Netti dress to look like a blooming flower in Zadkine’s garden. With its delicate ruffles and tulle lining, this handmade smocked dress is very poetic.
If you cannot visit our Parisian boutique, the dress is available on our e-shop!
Address: 100 rue d’Assas 75006 Paris
Opening hours: Tuesday to Saturday from 10am to 7pm
Phone number: 01 55 42 77 20
Free except during temporary exhibits