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Yves Klein 1928-1962 : International Klein Blue  Cover Image Book Book

Yves Klein 1928-1962 : International Klein Blue / Hannah Weitemeier.

Weitemeier, Hannah, (author.).


The artist who owned ultramarine in the mid-fifties, Yves Klein (1928 1962) declared that a new world calls for a new man. With his idiosyncratic style and huge charisma, this bold artist would go on to pursue a brief but bountiful career, producing more than a thousand paintings over seven years, now considered modernist masterpieces. Klein made his name above all with his large, monochrome canvases in his own, patented hue of blue. International Klein Blue, composed of pure pigment and binding medium, is at once rich and luminous, evocative and decorative, and was conceived by Klein as a means of evoking the immateriality and infinitude of the world. A pioneer of daring painting techniques, Klein was also renowned for his deployment of living paintbrushes, in which naked women, daubed in International Klein Blue, would make imprints of their bodies on large sheets of paper.

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  • ISBN: 9783836553131
  • ISBN: 3836553139
  • Physical Description: 96 pages : illustrations (chiefly colour) ; 27 cm
  • Publisher: Köln : Taschen, [2016]

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General Note:
Originally published in 1994 by Benedikt Taschen Verlag.
Formatted Contents Note:
Yves: le Monochrome -- "The Blue Epoch" -- "With the void, full powers" -- The school of sensibility -- The leap into the void -- Monochromes and fire paintings -- A life like a continuous note -- Yves Klein 1928-1962 life and work.
Subject: Klein, Yves, 1928-1962 > Criticism and interpretation.
Artists > France > Biography.
Art, Modern > 20th century.
Klein, Yves > Criticism and interpretation.
Artists > France.
Art, Modern > 20th century.
Klein, Yves, 1928-1962.
Art, Modern.
Genre: Criticism, interpretation, etc.

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