This piece is from Menashe Kadisman’s screenprint series, The Forest
, 1969. All 9 screenprints show images of trees alongside yellow rectangles. This piece shows the forest in shades of blue and green, with the yellow areas pictures behind or in front of the trees, as though they were physical entities, interacting with the natural space.
[title not known] 1969
Date of work
Original: Screenprint on paper Tate. Presented by Rose and Chris Prater through the Institute of Contemporary Prints 1975 © Menashe Kadishman, courtesy www.kadishman.com
Menashe Kadishman (1932 – 2015) was an Israeli artist, working in sculpture and paint. Born in Mandate Palestine, Kadishman studied first with the Israeli sculptor Moshe Sternschuss at the Avni Institute of Art and Design in Tel Aviv, and then in Jerusalem with the Israeli sculptor Rudi Lehmann. Alongside these studies, he worked as a shepherd to support his family, his father having died when Kadishman was 15. In 1959, he moved to London, where he studied art at both Saint Martin's School of Art and the Slade School of Art, and with Anthony Caro and Reg Butler. His work won 11 awards from 1960–2002, and his sculptures, paintings and public installation works are held in collections all over the world. Several pieces form part of Tate’s collection.