The frank and cubist sculpture of Ossip Zadkine

December 02, 2019 at 13:57 p.m.

The frank and cubist sculpture of Ossip Zadkine

Ossip Zadkine it was one of the sculptors most prominent of his time and certainly also one of the most interesting.

Was born a July 4, 1890 in Vitebsk, Belarus, then part of the Russian Empire.

His real name was Yossel Aronovich Tsadkin, although later he was met with another in the plastic field.

For 1905, his family sent him to Sunderland, England, as they wanted to learn English. However, the young man was more interested in another area and began attending art classes.

At first, his work was simple and generally worked in direct carving of wood or stone

The strongest influences in Zadkine were romanticism and primitive pieces, but later he acquired his own style and was considered a member of Cubism.

Around 1925 began to melt bronze and explore with this material.

Although the sculpture it was his primary form of expression also has pieces in painting, drawing and graphic work.

Among his contemporaries were Apollinaire, Brancusi, Oleksandr Arjípenko, Jacques Lipchitz and Picasso.

In 1950 he won the sculpture prize at the Venice Biennale.

The artist died in 1967 and to date is one of the greats of his country.


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