This term we have been looking at “Agamographs” which are a form of kinetic art that involve movement and viewer participation. By the way in which multiple art works are assembled into one art work the viewer is able to see one image when the work is viewed from one angle and an entirely different image when the work is viewed from another angle.
This type of art was made popular by an Israeli artist, Yaacov Agam.
The children designed and created 2 agamographs of their own:
-The first one was a contemporary art work in the style Wassily Kandinsky. They used hot and cold colours to create 2 art works and then they chopped them up and combined them into an agamograph that could be viewed from 2 sides.
-The second art work was based on the life cycle of a butterfly and using vivid markers and water colour pencils they created 3 art works which they then chopped up and combined into an agamograph that could be viewed from front on as well as both sides.
Here are some examples of his work although it is very hard to see what they are really like as we are only seeing them from one angle:
The children were intrigued by the optical illusions that they created. The finished works are very hard to photograph but here are some examples: