Tribute to Menashe Kadishman

Tribute to Menashe Kadishman

Posted on May. 11, 2015, at 04:48 pm

One of the greatest Israeli painters and sculptors, Menashe Kadishman, passed away this weekend. He made, among many pieces of art, the magnificent sculpture that is now the famous symbol of Habima’s Theater Square.

Kadishman#‎DidYouKnow: Born in 1932, in Tel Aviv, Menashe Kadishman studied art in Israel before continuing his studies in art school in London.

Kadishman actually gained a lot of notoriety in the world after creating the colorful rendition of his favorite animal, the sheep. 

The sheep that he used to guard, when he was a young shepherd in a kibbutz, remains a central element of his work, from the one sacrificed by Abraham in Genesis until the sheep if the current era that are taken to the slaughterhouses. It’s intention is to parallel the Holocaust tragedy. Kadishman used to say to the press: “The sheep are part of me”

One of Kadishman’s most notable accolades was receiving first prize in the 1967 Biennale Paris exhibition for his sculpture. 

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