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Crossed trajectories

90 min visit

Zadkine Museum
13 Nov → 25 Apr 2021
From Tuesday to Sunday from 10 am to 6 pm. Closed on Monday.

« A strange dialogue between two surrealist artists!  »

The museum in the rue d'Assas puts in parallel two painters with differing, though not so different, backgrounds: born three years apart, Chagall and Zadkine come from Belarus. Both artists grew up in the same world, a provincial town in imperial Russia. They settled in Paris before the First World War and went into exile in New York after 1940. Their lives have never ceased to cross paths, punctuated by the dark events of the 20th century. Humanists, avant-gardists without ever really being so, imbued with a common Soviet imagination, Chagall and Zadkine are two important witnesses of their time. This is the first time that the similarity between these two surrealist artists has been presented to the public. Visitors, even the most connoisseurs, will be surprised by this unprecedented dialogue between Chagall's colourful paintings and Zadkine's sculptures. Two very different techniques which nevertheless lead their work to complement each other! Chagall's works enlighten those of Zadkine in order to guess the hidden messages. Discover more than seventy works, painted and sculpted, gathered together exceptionally for the exhibition in what was Zadkine's workshop for almost 40 years.


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