Created by Yaacov Agam as an innovative technique within the field of kinetic art, his Agamographs present the viewer with a holographic image through the layering of multiple images, one on top of another. The process, called lenticular printing, creates an illusion of movement and depth, which when paired with Agam’s use of vivid colors, makes for a dynamic experience that shifts between multiple compositions.

My intention was to create a work of art which would transcend the visible, which cannot be perceived except in stages.

Yaacov Agam

Yaacov Agam b. 1928

Born Yaacov Gipstein in 1928 in Rishon L'Zion, Palestine (now Israel), Yaacov Agam’s father was a rabbi and spiritual Kabbalist. He recalls being an inquisitive child, his first real experience with the arts was reading Irving Stone’s novel on Van Gogh, Lust for Life at the age of twelve. Agam embarked on his artistic studies in Jerusalem at the Bezalel Academy. He would later travel to Switzerland to study under the renowned color theorist Johannes Itten at Zürich’s Kunstgewerbe Schule. In 1951, Agam went to Paris and enrolled the Atelier d'art abstrait and at the Académie de la grande chaumière.

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