Sacrifice of Isaac

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Artist:

Menashe Kadishman

Location:

Tel Aviv University
Tel Aviv

Material:

Cor-ten steel

Date:

1985

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
From: new.menashekadishman.com/about/resume/introdu...
 
The sculpture was a gift from Rachel and Dov Gottesman to the Tel Aviv Museum of Contemporary Art

To see other sculptures by Menashe Kadishman: 
Hitromemut at Habima Square in Tel Aviv: ]http://www.israelpublicart.com/public_art/?mode=preview&art=hitromemut-or-uprise-
Birth at Tefen Industrial Park: [http://www.israelpublicart.com/public_art/?art=birth-1
Birth at Sheba Medical Center: [http://www.israelpublicart.com/public_art/?art=birth
Continuum at Weizmann Institute: [http://www.israelpublicart.com/public_art/?art=continuum
Sacrifice of Isaac at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art: [http://www.israelpublicart.com/public_art/?art=sacrifice-of-isaac-1
Suspense at Tel Aviv University: [http://www.israelpublicart.com/public_art/?art=sacrifice-of-isaac-1]
Other References http://www.kadishman.com
About The Sacrifice of Isaax: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Binding_of_Isaac