Room 3

The first room in a row of four on the ground floor of what was the home of Zadkine and Valentine Prax contains four works from the 1920s in granulite (Head of a Mman) and volcanic stone (Personnage penché [Leaning Figure] and Feminine Forms).

This group extends and completes the selection of pieces assembled in the preceding room. A Head of a woman in limestone comes from the Paris apartment of the interior designer Eileen Gray, who owned a gallery under the name of Jean Désert in the Rue du Faubourg Saint Honoré, in which Zadkine exhibited. This head bears the mark of the influence of Egyptian Art discovered by Zadkine in the British Museum during his stay in London in 1908. It illustrates the appearance of the use - in the 1920s - in his sculpted works, of graphic methods such as line and colour, borrowed from his work as a draughtsman.