“Double side – Dark/light sheep head”
A piece by famous Israeli artist Menashe Kadishman. The painter's trademark are hundreds of portraits of sheep, each one different from another. At the 1978 Venice Biennale, Kadishman showed sheep for the first time: he presented a flock of colored sheep as living art. On the painitng we see two sheep heads on the different backgrounds. White one merges with the light side, but we still imagine its shape, while looking on the other one on the dark side. Discerning looks of the sheep mesmerize spectators. 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 canvasDimensions80x60 cmArtist OriginIsraeliShare