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The Ossip Zadkine Museum: photos, description (Musee Zadkine)

A small Museum Ossip Zadkine is located in the house of the sculptor is near the Luxembourg garden, on Rue d ACCA. Master bequeathed his works to Paris, and his widow, Valentine Prax, dying, doing the will of her husband.

Ossip Zadkine, who became one of the greatest sculptors of the XX century, a native of Vitebsk, graduated from a four-year city school, together with Marc Chagall. In his youth he studied in London and Paris, where he became close friends with Apollinaire, Picasso, Modigliani, Bourdelle, Matisse. In the First world war he volunteered for the front, was gassed. During the Second world war he lived and worked in the United States. In 1953, in Rotterdam showed that he was probably the most famous sculpture of the "Wounded city" in line with the "Guernica" Picasso, - falling on his knees screaming man with a torn heart. This work was dedicated to the tragic fate of Rotterdam, completely destroyed and burned by Nazi aircraft on 14 may 1940. France believes Zadkine, one of its largest national artists. In 1966 the sculptor was awarded the Legion of honor. He is buried in Paris at Montparnasse cemetery.

The Ossip Zadkine Museum was opened in 1982 in the house where the master lived and worked from 1928 until the end of his days. Landscape architect Gilles clément has managed very convincingly to place in the garden of the sculpture Museum is dedicated to open spaces, including a copy of the "Wounded city". Everything here is now on display more than 300 works, including the extraordinary beauty of the "Golden bird", as well as drawings of the sculptor, his gouaches, photographs and tapestries. The exhibits allow us to trace the creative evolution of the master who, gradually moving away from cubism, formed his own incomparable style. Three or four times a year on the street d ACCA also held exhibitions of contemporary art.

The exhibition is small, it takes just five rooms (except, of course, sad). The Museum has an important feature: all of its exhibits accessible for visually impaired and blind. Sculptures can be touched, each located special plates, placards on which are made in Braille. Such was the will of the Ossip Zadkine.