OSSIP ZADKINE, 1932, terracotta
This Russian early-cubist sculptor lived in Paris from 1909. His love for tree stubs made him a classic-modern wood sculptor. With a cubist yet solid expression, he carved elementary shapes. He also worked with clay. The massive shape of Jeune Fille Avec Un Oiseau has been hollowed out in order to be able to focus on various aspects at the same time. Zadkine first creates a concave shape. Afterwards, he moulds the new surface once more. From one angle, he simultaneously shows how the half-shaped figure retains its solid core.
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