Movement, Style, School or Type of Art:
Best known for Op Art, earlier works were of a Kinetic nature.
Date and Place of Birth:
May 11, 1928, Rishon-le-Zion, Israel (was Palestine)
Yaacov Agam decided, in the 1950s, that art could be more than a spectator sport. He created various "tactile paintings," meant to be handled, that added to sight the elements of touch and sound - and produced a unique user experience each time. Later works are purely visual - with a twist. His Op-ish grids full of colorful gradients, given the moniker "Agamographs," seem to change with every movement of the viewer's head. Agam is credited with being a founder of the Kinetic movement.
- Transformable Relief, 1953
- Double Metamorphosis II, 1965
- Message of Peace, 1988