Sacrifice of Isaac

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Menashe Kadishman


Tel Aviv University
Tel Aviv



Cor-ten steel



Description A haunting sculpture that looks over, or threatens, a plaza that students must traverse daily
Caption In his youth, between 1950 and 1953, Kadishman worked as a shepherd on Kibbutz Ma’ayan Baruch. This experience with nature, sheep and shepherding had a significant impact on his later artistic work and career. The first major appearance of sheep in his work was in the 1978 Venice Biennale, where Kadishman presented a flock of colored live sheep as living art.[2] In 1995, he began painting portraits of sheep by the hundreds, and even thousands, each one different from the next. These instantly-recognizable sheep portraits soon became his artistic “trademark”.
Education 1947-50 Sculpture, with Moshe Sternschuss, Avni Institute of Art and Design 1954 Sculpture, with Rudi Lehman 1959-60 Art, Saint Martin’s School of Art, London 1961 Art, Slade School, London
The sculpture was a gift from Rachel and Dov Gottesman to the Tel Aviv Museum of Contemporary Art

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Birth at Tefen Industrial Park: [
Birth at Sheba Medical Center: [
Continuum at Weizmann Institute: [
Sacrifice of Isaac at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art: [
Suspense at Tel Aviv University: []

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