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Z is for le Musée Zadkine

 

My theme – “26 Things I’d Like To See During Our Trip To France”

 

 Z is for “Le Musée Zadkine” 

What is this? Qu’est-ce que c’est ?

It’s a small museum in Paris featuring the work of Russian sculptor Ossip Zadkine. He lived and worked in Paris during the mid-20th century.  The museum exists at his home and studio and houses many of his sculptures and drawings. It’s free to see and the website says that many of the sculptures are displayed in a beautiful garden.

Where is it? Où est-ce ? 

Le Musée Zadkine is located in Paris’ 6th arrondissement, near the Jardin du Luxembourg. There is also a street in Paris named for Zadkine, but it’s in the 13th arrondissement, nowhere near the museum. Just some cool trivia. Maybe we’ll see the street too, on ne sais jamais…(one never knows)

Rue Zadkine, Paris 13, street sign

By Wikimedia Commons / Mu (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)%5D, via Wikimedia Commons

Why do I want to go there? Pourquoi est-ce que je veux y aller ?

The museum is very close to the Jardin du Luxembourg, which is a “for sure” destination. It would be a great opportunity to learn about an artist that I have never heard of before! His work, which spans the years between 1929-1967, was inspired by primitivism, Cubism, Greek and Roman art, mythology…it seems that Zadkine’s work was quite eclectic. Also, there is just something really nice about sculpture gardens. I imagine that since it is smaller and more out of the way, this museum might be relatively quiet, and it may be a nice break during our city walking.

And you, dear A to Z-ers?  Et vous ?

Any Ossip Zadkine scholars out there? Have you seen his work, or discovered any other “hidden” museums in Paris or elsewhere that you would recommend?

Dites-moi ! 

 

 

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21 Responses to “Z is for le Musée Zadkine”

  1. halleygentil

    Hello chérie!

    I wanted to let you know that I have nominated you for the Liebster Award. Your bilingual writing is exquisite and the world should know it! 🙂

    For more info, you can go to my blog http://halleygentil.wordpress.com and find more information on the post entitled Liebster Award!

    Even if you don’t accept the award, I still think you are amazing. 🙂

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    • jetgirlcos

      Bonjour Halley,
      Merci mille fois d’avoir pensé à moi! Truly, it means a lot that you would think of mon petit blog! While I am flattered, I hope you’ll forgive me if I graciously decline…I love the spirit of the nomination but the best award I have is your thoughtful comments. I find that it’s “more me” to share links to blogs I love (Like HalleyGentil) scattered amongst my posts, much like I scatter French words 🙂

      Vous êtes vraiment “gentille” chère Halley!

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  2. Agnès

    Zut, nous n’aurons plus le plaisir de te lire quotidiennement mais nous aurons le plaisir de nous retrouver pour passer quelques jours ensemble en septembre…

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  3. tnkerr

    I had to google him. I thought, “I should know this guy.” I looked at images of some of his work and guess what? Turns out I have seen some of his work before but I did not know the name. So thanks, You help to fill in some gaps today. Nice post. Nice A to Z!

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  4. Celine Jeanjean

    Felicitations d’avoir terminé ce mois d’Avril, et d’avoir complété A to Z! It has been so much fun to follow your posts, and I’m so glad to have discovered your blog thanks to the challenge. Looking forward to reading more post challenge!

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    • jetgirlcos

      Merci de lire mon blog 🙂 Likewise I am happy to have found your blog and I’m looking forward to reading more on your site as well, vous avez une vie passionante !

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      • Celine Jeanjean

        Merci bien! Et est-ce qu’on peut se tutoyer? J’ai tellement pris l’habitude du “you” Anglais, que le “vous” me semble maintenant tellement formel. On se connait assez bien virtuellement pour le “tu” non? 😉

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        • jetgirlcos

          Oui, bien sûr, et merci. Comme ça n’existe pas en anglais, je crois que c’est mieux d’être trop formel que trop familier? Tu es vraiment gentille 🙂

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        • Celine Jeanjean

          Oui, c’est vrai, au debut il vaut mieux y donner du ‘vous’ que du ‘tu’. Mais des qu’on se connais un peu le ‘tu’ est tellement mieux! 😉

          Comment ca se fait que tu parles si bien Francais au fait? J’ai vu un “flyer” (pas sure du mot en Francais. C’est catastrophique, je parle tellement Francais ces jours-ci que j’en perds mes mots!) l’autre jour qui disait “Learn French. It’s much easier than trying to understand the French speak English”. Haha

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        • jetgirlcos

          hee hee….je ne suis pas sûre…Moi, j’adore l’accent d’un(e) français(e) qui parle anglais. C’est charmant 🙂 à propos de mon français…tu es très gentille. Mais tout simplement je suis une perfectionniste. J’adore la langue française et je la pratique tous les jours. Je fais beaucoup d’erreurs mais j’essaie ! Je l’étudie depuis deux ans. Au début j’ai utilisé l’internet seulement, mais maintenant j’ai la meillure prof ! De plus, j’ai plusieurs correspondants sur Skype, c’est chouette 🙂 J’écoute les “podcasts” français chaque jour, et aujourd’hui j’ai pensé à toi car le sujet était Hong Kong. Voici la phrase:

          “Le premier musée du monde dédié aux manifestations en faveur de la démocracie de 1989 sur la Place Tiananmen à Pékin a ouvert à Hong Kong”

          As-tu vu ce musée?

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        • Celine Jeanjean

          Wow! Tu as fait tant de progrès en deux ans!? Impressionnant! Mon mari ne parle toujours pas Français, après 7 ans! Haha – lost cause 😉

          Je suis tout a fait d’accord l’accent Français en Anglais est tellement charmant. Malheureusement je n’ai pas d’accent, je parle Anglais comme un Anglaise 😦

          Je ne suis pas encore allée visiter ce musée, mais c’est super qu’il y ait un effort pour rappeler a la nouvelle génération ce qui s’est passé.

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        • jetgirlcos

          Bonjour Celine…tu sais, l’accent anglais est charmant aussi pour une Américaine comme moi 🙂 J’adore écouter les pilotes de British Airways sur la radio quand je suis au travail. Je crois qu’ils parlent comme James Bond 🙂

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        • Celine Jeanjean

          ah oui, l’accent James Bond, ca j’ai! Moi j’adore les accents Irlandais, Ecossais, et aussi le Southern Drawl Americain. C’est marrant on aime toujours ce qu’on a pas 😉

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  5. Sammy D.

    I wish I’d known this artiste and musee when we spent our leisurely day at that exquisite jardin. Although honestly once I perch on a park bench, I can’t imagine anything more compelling than what is in front of me!

    Felicitations (or is that Spanish?!?) and merci beaucoup for the lovely A to Z you have hosted for moi. I am curious – what is your husband most looking forward to seeing in France? ( awww I bet he’s most looking forward to seeing you there ).

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