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Zadkine Museum Paris (Zadkine’s crazy little thing)

Zadkine Museum is one of the most interesting museums in Paris that you can visit for FREE. An unexpected little house in the middle of Paris and not far from Luxembourg Gardens Zadkine described his “hidden treasure” with the following words:

Viens voir ma folie d’Assas, et tu comprendras combien la vie d’un homme peut être changée à cause d’un pigeonnier, à cause d’un arbre

“Come to see my Assas’ crazy thing (on Assas Street) and you will understand how much a man’s life can change because of a pigeonnier, because of a tree.”

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Zadkine Museum

ABOUT OSSIP ZADKINE

Ossip Zadkine (1890 – 1967) was a Russian sculptor who settled in Paris in 1910. He was one of most representative artists of the École de Paris, an institution made up of foreign artists that chose Paris to live and work. Zadkine was strongly influenced by primitivism and later in his career he went through a cubist period, taking his inspiration from Greek and Roman classical art. The bronze sculpture of Van Gogh at Auvers-sur-Oise is one of his most popular works.

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ZADKINE’S STUDIO

Zadkine arrived to Montparnasse in 1909. After some time here and there he moved with his wife, also a painter, to this studio located at Assas Street. They lived and worked in this house until their last days.

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After Zadkine’s death the house was turned into a museum. The museum shows today the most representative works of the artist (sculptures and pictures). The most interesting part of the museum is for sure the sculpture workshop, with pictures showing how Zadkine worked there.  The workshop is linked to the house by a  cute little garden. Zadkine’s house is little piece of heaven in the middle of Paris.

Zadkine Museum

 

ZADKINE MUSEUM PARIS – PRACTICAL INFO

Zadkine Museum is located in Paris 6, 100 bis rue d’Assas; M. Vanvin, L4; Vélib Station #6.008

The museum opens Tuesday to Sunday, from 10am to 6pm. FREE entrance

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18 Comments

  • Reply
    Norbert Micus
    09/16/2016 at 7:53 am

    I like those “background places”. I collected already some, this is new for me, thanks for posting.

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      WorldInParis
      09/23/2016 at 9:19 pm

      You are welcome, Norbert 🙂

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    Christine Maguire (@thetraveloguer)
    09/13/2016 at 4:39 pm

    What a great thing to do in Paris, I had never heard of Zadkine before. His work, and his house, look really cool

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      WorldInParis
      09/14/2016 at 11:44 am

      It is and it can be visited for free 😉

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    Mary - A Mary Road
    09/12/2016 at 10:53 pm

    What an interesting history to share. Thanks for highlight uncommon must sees in Paris!

    • Reply
      WorldInParis
      09/14/2016 at 11:45 am

      cool that you liked it 🙂

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    Jem
    09/12/2016 at 7:16 pm

    Sounds like Paris was a haven for artists. What would this world be like without Paris?

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      WorldInParis
      09/14/2016 at 11:48 am

      artists, writers . . . it must have been a very inspiring period Paris at that time!

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    Evan kristine
    09/12/2016 at 10:05 am

    Oh man, such a bummer I didn’t know about this when I visited Paris! I love visiting odd places like this 🙂

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      WorldInParis
      09/14/2016 at 11:48 am

      so you have to come back 🙂

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    Diana
    09/12/2016 at 2:33 am

    How interesting! I’m really glad you included some descriptions of the sculptures because it helps me understand the sculptures a lot better 🙂

    • Reply
      WorldInParis
      09/14/2016 at 11:49 am

      thanks 🙂

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    Juliette @ Snorkels to Snow
    09/11/2016 at 11:22 pm

    With Paris as a backdrop it would be hard not to be inspired as an artist! I do love works inspired by Greek & Roman art though.

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      WorldInParis
      09/14/2016 at 11:49 am

      yes, paris is a source of inspiration for many people!

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    Yenor
    09/11/2016 at 10:12 pm

    Interesting read and photos. Thanks for sharing

    • Reply
      WorldInParis
      09/14/2016 at 11:50 am

      you are welcome 🙂

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    Punita Malhotra
    09/11/2016 at 12:11 pm

    A little sculpture studio, hidden somewhere…few of us have the luxury to discover hidden gems like these on our first trips, but as we revisit places, it becomes so much easier, doesn’t it?

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      WorldInParis
      09/14/2016 at 11:50 am

      yes! so that means you have to come back to paris 🙂

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