“Dark crowned sheep” by Menashe Kadishman
A piece by famous Israeli artist Menashe Kadishman. The painter's trademark are hundreds of portraits of sheep, each one unique. The dark sheep concentrates on the spectator even through black eyes. Combinations of deep colors make the painting thought-provoking. The crown here adds the heaviness, making the picture serious. At the 1978 Venice Biennale, Kadishman showed sheep for the first time: he presented a flock of colored sheep as living art. Kadishman is well-known for earthworks, sculptures, performances, installations, and paintings redolent with religious themes. He believed, that “art grows from feelings and not rational calculations alone”.
ArtistMenashe KadishmanPeriod1932-2015ClassificationPainting, Oil on paper laid on canvasDimensions90 x 60 cmArtist OriginIsraeliShare