L'œuvre IKB 3, Monochrome bleu - Centre Pompidou

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IKB 3, Monochrome bleu

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Crédit photographique : © Philippe Migeat - Centre Pompidou, MNAM-CCI /Dist. RMN-GP
© Yves Klein / Adagp, Paris

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Yves Klein (1928 - 1962)

IKB 3, Monochrome bleu

1960

Pigment pur et résine synthétique sur toile marouflée sur bois

199 x 153 cm

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Numéro d'inventaire : AM 1975-6

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Description for the presentation 2015-2016 in the National Museum of Modern Art

After his first monochrome paintings in the ultramarine he called “IKB” (International Klein Blue), produced in the late mid-1950s, all Yves Klein’s work reflected one single idea. For him, the role of the artist was to seize on beauty wherever it might be found and to reveal it to others. As here in this large-format painting IKB 3, blue was for Klein charged with sensibility and apt to assist the passage from material to immaterial: “All colours generate associations to concrete, material, and tangible ideas…while blue evokes at most the sea and the sky, which are what is most abstract in...

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