Monochromes

Monochromes

"After passing through several periods, my pursuits have led me to the creation of uniformly monochrome paintings. (...)
I thus seek to individualize color, for I have reached the conclusion that each color expresses a living world and I express these worlds in my painting. My paintings affirm the idea of absolute unity in the context of perfect serenity, an abstract concept represented in an abstract manner (...).
Yves Klein, text for the exhibition Yves Peintures, Éditions Lacoste, 1955

"Never using the line, one has been able to create in painting a fourth, fifth, or whatever other dimension – only color can attempt to succeed in this exploit. The monochrome is the only physical way of painting – permitting us to attain the spiritual absolute."
Yves Klein, excerpt from « The Monochrome Adventure: the monochrome epic », 1960 ca., Overcoming the problematics of Art -The writings of Yves Klein, Spring Publications, 2007
Excerpt from the film Yves Klein, La Révolution Bleue, directed by François Levy-Kuentz, 2006 (52 min.)
© François Levy-Kuentz
© 2006 MK2TV / Yves Amu Klein / Le Centre Pompidou
© The Estate of Yves Klein c/o ADAGP Paris
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