“Sheep eyes” by Menashe Kadishman
A piece by famous Israeli artist Menashe Kadishman. The painter's trademark are hundreds of portraits of sheep, each one unique. On the painting we see only the eyes, but the sheep's shape instantly appears in the mind. The mood of the eyes is totally different, backgrounds influence the glances: one eye is more doleful and another one is more mean. 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 canvasDimensions60x50 cmArtist OriginIsraeliShare