Please find details of artwork “The Agam Mezuzah”
Yaacov Agam is worldwide famous Israeli artist. He deals with optical and kinetic art. His discoveries became so famous, that one type of prints, that uses barrier-grid animation, was named after the artist – “Agamograph”. Yaacov Agam invites viewers into the labyrinths of color transformations and their reflections. Spectators reflect on artistic creations and enter into their imagination, inspired by the artist’s mind.
A mezuzah is a piece of parchment with specific verses from the Torah, contained in a decorative case. A mezuzah has two functions. Firstly, it reminds of a covenant with God. Secondly, the mezuzah serves as a sign to everyone else that this particular dwelling is a Jewish household.
Images of geometric figures and the shape of the Agam Mezuzah box form Magen Davids. Moreover, depending on the angle from the spectator is looking at the Mezuzah box, he sees different pictures. Also, colors used by Yaacov Agam, are chosen for a reason and organize fluent passage. The transition of tints produces the impression of motion. The art of Yaacov Agam originates energy and atmosphere.
The artist works with optical illusions. In all his works spectators participate in the result of the artistic creation and influence it. Becuase of the line composition and the features of the glass, geometric figures on the Mezuzah box seem to be volumetric. The sample will decorate almost any entrance. Due to its glass material, Mezuzah box would harmoniously complement the style of a place.
Kings Art Gallery is a leading fine art gallery established in Jerusalem in 1995. With over 20 years of experience, Kings Gallery strives to collect and sell the highest quality historic and contemporary International art. The gallery specializes in artists from the early period of the 1920’s. Also, Kings Gallery features leading up-and-coming young artists who will be prominent names in the next few years.