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Ossip Zadkine


Paul Eluard

Palais du Luxembourg
The bronze statue called Le Poete, which translates in Englsih to The Poet, and positioned on a stone base, this can be found in the western side of the Luxembourg Gardens, which is to the left as you are looking towards the Palais du Luxembourg.
Part of the statue, which is actually a hand on paper, there is writing all over the bronze, and one word you can see is Liberte, which is the title of a work by Paul Eluard.
Part with more writing, which actually covers the whole bronze statue that was designed by Ossip Zadkine to commemorate Paul Eluard, who was actually born in December 1895 with the name Eugene Emile Paul Grindel, but became a poet and used an alias for his works
On another close up, and each part has different verses written from numerous different works that the French poet Paul Eluard wrote, and he was also one of the founders of the Surrealist movement.
Ossip Zadkine, who was Russian born in the July of 1890, yet after schooling in London he went to Paris and studied at the Ecole des Beaux Arts, becoming a French sculptor, initially with the Cubist movement.
Yet later on in his career, Ossip Zadkine developed his own unusual and unique style of art and sculpture, which had been influenced by Greek and African art and was always thought provoking or generated for reason, just like this bronze statue that stands 2.2 metres in height on the stone base.