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YVES KLEIN Biography, History and Paintings
YVES KLEIN
(1928-62) Although both his parents were artists, the French painter Klein had no formal training but became one of the most influential avant-garde artists of the post-war period.

In the 1950s Klein exhibited large canvases of single colours, and it is perhaps for the individual ‘International Klein Blue’ colour that Yves Klein is best known.

In 1958, Klein created a stir in Paris by exhibiting an empty gallery painted white, entitled ‘Le Vide’, The Void.

Two years later he dragged girls smeared with blue pigment over canvas laid on the floor to the accompaniment of a tune he called Symphonie monotone, a single note sustained for ten minutes alternated with ten minutes silence.

Not surprisingly, Klein had his critics, but has had a strong influence on art movement and direction ever since.


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