“Sheep head” 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 sheep expressively concentrates on the spectator carefully. Tints of white and grey colors make the painting deep. Strokes made with bright colors and two eyes capture the attention. 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 canvasDimensions80 x 60 cmArtist OriginIsraeliShare