Yves Klein Quotes and Comments
Inspirational Art Quotes by the contemporary French
artist Yves Klein
born Yves Klein - France - April 28, 1928
/ Died - France - June 6, 1962
Popular Yves Klein works include contemporary paintings
like "Monique, 1960", "Monochrome
bleu sans titre, 1956", and the "The Monotone
Symphony" (performance made up of a single
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+ Color is sensibility in material form, matter
in its primordial state.
+ This period of blue monochromes was the product
of my pursuit of the undefinable in painting..
+ The Myth is in art. (said after a performance
of The Monotone Symphony)
+ Around 1947-48, I created a "monotone"
symphony whose "theme" is what I wished
my life to be.
+ Judo has helped me to understand that pictorial
space is above all the product of spiritual exercises.
Judo is in fact the discovery by the human body
of a spiritual space.
+ As I lay stretched upon the beach of Nice, I
began to feel hatred for birds which flew back
and forth across my blue sky, cloudless sky, because
they tried to bore holes in my greatest and most
+ My monochrome pictures are not my definite works,
but the preparation for my works. They are the
leftovers from the creative processes, the ashes.
My pictures, after all, are only the title-deeds
to my property which I have to produce when I
am asked to prove that I am a proprietor.
+ I arrived on earth in 1928. Born into a milieu
of painters, I acquired my taste for painting
with my mothers milk.