The Passover Haggadah
  Modern Art in Dialogue with an Ancient Text
      Yaakov Agam
     
     
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The Four Sons

As the Haggadah text tells us, the Torah (Hebrew Pentateuch) discusses four types of sons who ask questions about the Exodus: the wise son, the wicked son, the simple son, and the son who does not know how to ask. In a highly stylized and non-traditional artistic rendering, Agam manages to depict the essence of each child. The wise son is pious and studious, the wicked is militaristic, the simple is a blank, and the one that does not know how to ask is surrounded by question marks.

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