Yves Klein: infinite blue

As a complement to ‘Monet, Renoir...Chagall: Journeys Around the Mediterranean’, an immersive exhibition echoes this tribute to the Mediterranean. Created specifically for the Atelier des Lumières, ‘Yves Klein: Infinite Blue’ focuses on this major twentieth-century artist, who set out to turn his life into a work of art.

This ten-minute-long work immerses visitors in the plurality of the artist’s works, going beyond the famous International Klein Blue (IKB), a combination of ultramarine pigment and special binder. Amongst other works, visitors will discover the body prints with his Anthropometries, and nature with his Cosmogonies and his Planetary Reliefs.

A native of Nice, Yves Klein loved the Mediterranean sky and was inspired by it to create his first work. He believed that ‘painting is COLOUR’ and he sought to individualise, free, and magnify colour in its purest form. With Yves Klein, colour took on a spiritual and metaphysical dimension.

Thanks to a selection of 90 works and 60 archive images, ‘Yves Klein: Infinite Blue’ completely immerses visitors in the subject matter and his artistic sensibility, accompanied by Vivaldi’s stirring and vibrant music and Thylacine’s electronic rhythms.

A CULTURESPACES DIGITAL production • By Cutback 

An immersive exhibition by the creative studio CUTBACK will echo this tribute to the Mediterranean. Specially created for the Atelier des Lumières, ‘Yves Klein, l’infini bleu’ (‘Yves Klein: infinite blue’) will highlight the work of the famous twentieth-century artist, who set out to turn his life into a work of art. Brought up in Nice, Yves Klein loved the Mediterranean sky and was inspired by it to create his first work. He believed that ‘painting is COLOUR’ and he sought to individualise, free, and magnify colour in its purest form. With Yves Klein, colour took on a spiritual and metaphysical dimension.

This ten-minute long work will immerse visitors in the plurality of the artist’s works, going beyond his famous International Klein Blue (IKB). Amongst other works, visitors will discover the body prints with his Anthropometries, and nature with his Cosmogonies and his Planetary Reliefs. Thanks to a selection of ninety works and sixty archive images, ‘Yves Klein: Infinite Blue’ will entirely immerse visitors in the subject matter and his artistic sensibility, accompanied by Vivaldi’s stirring and vibrant music and Thylacine’s electronic rhythms. 

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