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Yves Klein (1928)

Klein, a French painter and performance artist, was a leader of the avant-garde movement called Nouveau Réalisme and greatly influenced the development of Minimalism. In the 1950s, he began to exhibit nonobjective monochrome paintings and from 1957 onward used only a shade of blue now known as International Klein Blue. His 1958 exhibition The Void featured an empty, white-painted gallery. He experimented with several unorthodox methods to create his works. What were his "living brushes"? More...
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Daemon wrote:
Yves Klein (1928)
Klein, a French painter and performance artist, was a leader of the avant-garde movement called Nouveau Réalisme and greatly influenced the development of Minimalism. In the 1950s, he began to exhibit nonobjective monochrome paintings and from 1957 onward used only a shade of blue now known as International Klein Blue. His 1958 exhibition The Void featured an empty, white-painted gallery. He experimented with several unorthodox methods to create his works. What were his "living brushes"?

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This experimentalism would lead to a number of works Klein made using naked female models covered in blue paint and dragged across or laid upon canvases to make the image, using the models as "living brushes". This type of work he called Anthropometry


I heard of the band before I'd heard of Yves Klein himself. I thought he seemed like a Dadaist. What do I know?
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The Brisbane band Yves Klein Blue is named after Klein's International Klein Blue.

Yves Klein Blue band from 2009. (Language warning!)

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I wonder how many IKB paintings were sold! Great gig, only blue - Ha! And the void, deep stuff!



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i never heard of living brushes before i read this article, interesting
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Klein's Brisbane band was good in it`s time.
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I would like to see him experiment with naked elephants.
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