The Ateliers-musée Chana Orloff are among the exceptional places of Paris.
Chana Orloff, 1925 (photo Thérèse Bonney).
The whole work of one of the greatest sculptors of the XX is presented in the house-workshop designed by the architect Auguste Perret.
Chana Orloff never had a teacher or student. She occupies a unique place in the history of art. Everyone can feel, through the sculptures presented, the life and sensitivity of Chana Orloff. The visit of the workshops allows to see busts of famous personalities between the two wars such as Pierre Chareau, Mac Orland, Anaïs Nin... But Chana Orloff’s work is not just about portraits. She touched on many themes, including women. The Woman is always dignified and strong, whether she is naked, clothed, biblical, maternal or at work. Animals are often symbolic and sometimes bear evocative names like Guerre et Paix or Oiseau 14-18.
Until the Second World War, his works were stylized, smooth and easy to grasp. Then the finger borrow becomes more present. Although still figurative, his work then tends towards more abstraction.
Chana Orloff has experimented with all kinds of materials and everyone can discover works in terracotta, wood, cement, bronze and of course plaster.
Façade des Ateliers Chana Orloff conçus par
Auguste Perret en 1926 (ph. Stéphane Brioland).
Atelier d'exposition (ph. Stéphane Brioland).
The visit also allows you to discover the qualities of this house, did by the architect Auguste Perret in 1926, including a wonderful natural light, beautiful proportions of spaces, a gallery of very low height that rotates around the exhibition workshop and on which you feel well.
The house remained in its initial atmosphere, although the furniture of Pierre Chareau and Francis Journain disappeared during the war.
The discovery of the workshops takes place on a tour-conference and on reservation - duration: about 45 minutes.
L'atelier d'exposition*, l'atelier de travail* and the mezzanine gallery are open to the public.
* accessible to persons with reduced mobility.
To book your visit Go to the Book online page
The Ateliers-musée Chana Orloff is at 7 bis villa Seurat 75014 Paris (Metro line 4, station: Alésia).