The Sacrifice of Isaac

Menashe Kadishman, The Sacrifice of Isaac, 1985. Iron sculpture, Tel Aviv University, Israel.

Menashe Kadishman (born 1932, Tel Aviv) is an Israeli sculptor and painter. In his youth Kadishman worked as a shepherd and his experience with nature, sheep and shepherding had a significant impact on his artistic career. Much of his work, including his Sacrifice of Issac sculptures, address the violence of society and the destructive orientation of civilization.

Menashe Kadishman, The Sacrifice of Isaac. Iron sculpture, 1985. Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel.

Literally "mound," a small hill-shaped site containing numerous occupational layers of a town or city built on top of one another over millennia.

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