“Purple 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 purple sheep with expressive sad eyes concentrates on the spectator carefully. Deep tints of blue and purple colors make the painting thought-provoking. 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”.