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“Sheep on pink” by Menashe Kadishman

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Although widely recognized as a sculptor, Menashe Kadishman is famous for hundreds of portraits of sheep each one different from another. These paintings tell about nothing and everything at the same time. The first major appearance of the sheep in his art was at the 1978 Venice Biennale. In particular, Menashe Kadishman presented an actual flock of sheep and himself as shepherd. He colored the flock and described as a living art. 

“Sheep on pink”

This tender square painting is airy. There is a contour only in the bottom of the image, it a bit lands the head, that seems to be ready to fly and soar. Big white sheep’s ears even resemble wings. Expressive and carefully painted eyes look at spectators from the interiority. The shades and gentle color layers create the sense of depth and mystery.

Kadishman’s unique approach and spirit can be partly explained by artist’s belief: “art grows from feelings and not rational calculations alone.” He beautifully conveyed the motion and the harmony of natural forms in sculptures. For instance, “Bind” is a part of a project dedicated to the Sacrifice of Isaac. His metal artworks impress with their subtlety and streamlined black forms.

In addition, check our blog about “Angels” by Menashe Kadishman. Also, his “Blue sheep head” might be interesting. Especially, it appears to be frightening due to the color tints, paint leaks and a small light window in the right side. Moreover, the window seems to be getting smaller and smaller, destroying the way off.

Kings Gallery is a leading fine art gallery established in Jerusalem in 1995. We strive to collect and sell the highest quality historic and contemporary Israeli and International art. The gallery specializes primarily in artists from the early period of the 1920’s. Besides, Kings Gallery features leading up-and-coming young artists who will definitely be prominent names in the next few years.

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