• Yves Klein, Intime

Exhibition, 28 Oct 2022 - 26 Mar 2023

Yves Klein, Intime

Hôtel de Caumont, Aix-en-Provence, France

The exhibition "Yves Klein, Intime" presents, for the first time in Aix-en-Provence, some sixty works by the great artist from Nice from a new angle. While the public nature of Klein's work is deliberately spectacular, even mythical, the exhibition explores the personal and intimate dimension that complements it.
Yves Klein is undoubtedly one of the most famous French artists of the second half of the 20th century. Since his untimely death in 1962, at the age of 34, the international recognition of his work has never stopped growing. The luminous and deep blue that he patented, the famous IKB (International Klein Blue), is known far beyond the circle of art lovers.
As a result, the artist has had numerous exhibitions that have showcased various aspects of his prolific and varied work, developed in just eight years of flamboyant work. However, until now, attention has rarely been focused on the links between his own life and his bold, radical and broadly accessible creations.
By looking back at the artist's family background and circle of friends, his workplace and his relationship with his models, the exhibition aims to highlight the material conditions of his work, the artist's intellectual reflections, his spiritual dimension, and the humor that often underlies the seriousness of his approach.