L'âme primitive

L'âme primitive : Miriam Cahn (née en 1949) Kriegerin [Guerrière], 2012 Huile sur toile, 165 × 100 × 1,5 cm Achat auprès de la galerie Jocelyn Wolff, 2016 Carquefou, Frac des Pays de la Loire Inv. 016031501 © Miriam Cahn Photo : Fanny Trichet    L'âme primitive : Natalia Gontcharova (1881-1962) Thème jardin, [1920] Mine graphite, aquarelle et gouache sur papier, 37,5 × 53,7 cm Achat, 1976 Paris, Centre Pompidou, Musée national d’art moderne-Centre de création industrielle Inv. AM 1976-17 Natalia Gontcharova © ADAG    L'âme primitive : Ossip Zadkine (1888-1967) Prométhée, 1955-1956 Orme, 300 × 69 × 98 cm Legs de Valentine Prax, 1981 Paris, musée Zadkine Inv. MZS 294 Ossip Zadkine © Adagp, Paris 2021 Photo : E. Emo / F. Cochennec / Musée Zadkine / Paris Musées   

The exhibition

Zadkine, primitive of body and spirit

Ossip Zadkine is of this generation of artists who, at the dawn of the twentieth century, seeks to free itself from the academic straitjacket. The gesture of the craftsman, the art of self-taught artists and children or the signs of his native Russia ...: a "primitive" relationship to art forms for him a benchmark of authenticity to which he will continue to refer. This is what the exhibition at the Zadkine Museum shows by bringing together a hundred or so works dating from the sculptor's time to the present day. The exhibition opens with an ensemble that reflects the idea of deconstructing the hierarchies between the arts, and then explores the relationship with the body - very direct and symbolic at the same time - that Zadkine, but also Rodin or Miriam Cahn and Marisa Merz established more recently.

Excerpt from Emma Noyant's article published in the No. 98 of the issue Art Absolument.


29/09/2021 - 27/02/2022
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