“Sheep head with stones in red” 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 the sheep with multicolor stones, two themes, that are commonly found in the art of Kadishman cross in this painting. The red background affect the mood of the piece a lot, making it a bit sinister. 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 canvasDimensions30 x 30 cmArtist OriginIsraeliShare