L’esclave

Ossip Zadkine (1888-1967)
1922
Pear wood
Height: 175 cm

Executed at the Chateau de Fiez in Savoie.
In the 1920s, Zadkine became interested in arts outside the academic canon, favouring the elongated forms of Romanesque statuary.
He made large-scale wooden sculptures drawing on techniques of Russian folk decoration, and exemplifying the immediacy of ‘direct carving’.