Author: Leydier, Richard, Gilbert Perlein, Klaus Ottmann et al
Language: English / Danish
Year Published: 2013
No. of pages: 196
Illustrations: 71 Color Illustrations. 30 B&W Illustrations.
Size: 12”x 9”
Biblio/Bio: Bibl. Bios.
The French artist Yves Klein became famous at the end of the 1940s when, with the paintings he created solely in blue, he introduced new spatial and metaphysical dimensions into classical painting. He did this partly by allowing naked female bodies covered in blue pigment to roll on his canvases. In his chalk-white sculptures from the 1990s, the American artist James Lee Byars also allowed colour and material to play a central role. The heritage from both Yves Klein and James Lee Byars lives on today in art, and in particular they are fused in the work of the Indian-born British artist Anish Kapoor. With his sculptural masses of red wax, Kapoor moves between painting and sculpture, and in the same way as Klein and Byars achieved it, he is able to activate colour as an element creating form and movement as well as space. Most recently, Anish Kapoor created the official landmark of the Olympic Games in London, the Olympic tower, Orbit (2012). The exhibition was created in collaboration with MAMAC, Musée d’Art Moderne et d’Art Contemporain in Nice in France.