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“Liberty” by Yaacov Agam

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Yaacov Agam is a worldwide famous Israeli artist. He has created a type of print known as Agamograph, that uses barrier-grid animation. Yaacov Agam involves spectators into the art or performances. Viewers are able to influence artistic creation, especially in his kinetic artworks, that incorporate multidimensional movement.


Yaacov Agam created this agamograph, Liberty, in Paris in 1978. Vertical lines are woven into the round shape. Colors of equal intensity placed next to each other create inner tension and the illusion of movement. Moreover, that prevents viewer’s eye from resting on one detail for long enough time to be able to perceive it literally. Spaces from the rays that abut into the borders. Illusion of movement prevents It is mounted in a painted white wooden frame.

Tourists can see the works by Yaacov Agam in many significant places. For example, Fountain in Dizengoff Square or Facade of Dan Hotel in Tel-Aviv. Also, he designed the world’s largest Menorah. Installed at the corner of Fifth Avenue and 59th Street in New York City it fills with lights every year during Hanukkah.

Besides, as Pessah is coming, check our blog about the unique scroll of Esther with original serigraphs. Agam’s interest in experiments with the volume perceptions and colors reflects in the geometrical prints that resemble vision illusions. In addition, we have separate posts about “Had Gadya” and “Haggadah“ by Yaacov Agam.

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Kings Gallery is a leading fine art gallery established in Jerusalem in 1995. With over 20 years of experience, we strive to collect and sell the highest quality historic and contemporary Israeli and International art. The gallery specializes on artists from the early period of the 1920’s. We have a large variety of original works and lithographs by leading Jewish, Israeli, and international artists. In addition, Kings Gallery features leading up-and-coming young artists who will definitely be prominent names in the next few years.

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