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Yaacov Agam “Symphony XIX”

Please find details of “Symphony XIX” by Yaacov Agam

Yaacov Agam is a worldwide famous Israeli kinetic artist. His works have been widely exhibited all over the world, including galleries in Paris, Amsterdam, Düsseldorf and New York. Particularly, his color transformations can influence the mood and predetermine emotions. As the author deals with the unique personal perceptions of art, his works obtain different meanings depending on the character of the viewers. As Mark Rothko believed, color evoked emotions and could tap into basic feelings. For Yaacov Agam it is especially important to involve spectators into the art or performance and make them influence the artistic creation. 

“Symphony XXI: Black” by Yaacov Agam

Yaacov Agam has several “Symphony” works on different backgrounds. In “Symphony XIX” he depicts bright vertical lines, that pass into one another on green background with multicolored spots. Due to contrasts, the sense of vibration appears. Probably, XIX refers to the 19th century. Therefore, it is interesting to regard together and compare this artwork with “Symphony XXI: Black”. A fight of bright emotional tints with the absorbing background. The work is a maze of spots and lines, that quickly capture the attention of spectators.

In addition, as Passover is coming, the post about “Had Gadya” by Yaacov Agam might be interesting. It is a Jewish Passover cumulative song written in Aramaic. Each verse starts with “One little goat” and then finally in the last paragraph “The Holy One, Blessed be He” kills the angel of death. Thus, the message of the song is, that the G-d of Israel is a ruler, who governs the world and all creatures.

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.

Kings 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.

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