Sheep in Menashe Kadishman's art

Note: All images in this page are probably copyrighted - I collected them from various web-pages on the Internet, for my personal enjoyment. I am a proud owner of a cheap reproduction of one of Kadishman's sheep portraits.

"Although recognised primarily as a sculptor, Menashe Kadishman is an artist whose artistic expressions are not restricted to a sole medium. Born in Tel Aviv, Kadishman has always questioned established ideals and materials, and chooses to follow his own whimsical impulses in his works. Through his works, he not only expresses his attachment to nature, but also his love of life.

In 1995, Menashe Kadishman started to paint sheep heads. Driven by a passion for nature and with admirable energy, he created more than one thousand different sheep portraits over two years. ...

The first major appearance of the sheep in his work was at the 1978 Venice Biennale, an international biennial convention of contemporary art. There he presented an actual flock of sheep and himself as shepherd, like a living sculpture. Each exhibition is unique to the host country as the work is installed to suit the surroundings of the venue."

(Singapore Art Museum news release, 3 October 1999)



Lamb head (2001), acrylic on canvas, 110x110 cm



Lamb's Head (1998), acrylic on canvas laid on canvas, 109x99cm






Head of a Sheep (?), acrylic on canvas, 85x60cm



Sheep's Head (?), acrylic and objects trouves on canvas, 80x60cm



Sheep's Head (?), acrylic on canvas, 80x60cm



Sheep's Head (?), oil on canvas, 80x60cm



Head of a Sheep (the 80's?), oil on canvas, 100x100cm



Love (?), acrylic on canvas, 80x60cm



Sheep's Head (?), oil on canvas, 80x60cm



Lamb Head (1997), oil on canvas, 80x60cm



Sacrifice of Isaac (?), oil on canvas, 74.5x58.5cm



Flock of Sheep (2000) acrylic on paper laid on canvas, 92x75cm



Pasture (2000) acrylic on canvas, 60x80cm



Sheep in the Landscape (?), acrylic on paper laid on canvas, 90x63cm



Sheep in the Landscape (?), oil on canvas, 83x122cm



Sheep in the Landscape (the 80's?), mixed media on paper, 64.5x94cm



Shepherd (2001) acrylic on canvas, 80x60cm



Absolut Kadishman (Absolut Vodka ad)



See some more sheep in Menashe Kadishman's art