Biography - A Short Wiki
French painter and performance art practitioner who helped to establish the Nouveau Realisme movement in art.
He created his early performance art masterpiece, “Monotone Symphony,” in 1949, at the age of twenty-one.
He was known for his monochromatic and photomontage pieces. His famous monochromatic exhibition “Blue Epoch” opened at Milan’s Gallery Apollinaire in 1957 and featured a series of identical, blue canvases.
How did Yves Klein die?
Yves Klein's death was caused by heart attack.
He died at only 34 years old after suffering three consecutive heart attacks. The first occurred in May of 1962 while Klein was screening Mondo Cane, a film in which he appeared, at the Cannes Film Festival. Another heart attack followed days later. On 6 June, the third claimed his young life.
|Cause of death||Heart Attack|
|Age of death||34 years|
|Birthday||April 28, 1928|
|Death date||June 6, 1962|
|Place of death||Paris, France|
|Place of burial||La Colle-sur-Loup|
Quotes by Yves Klein
"The dominant invades the entire picture, as it were. In this way I seek to individualize the color, because I have come to believe that there is a living world of each color and I express these worlds."Yves Klein
"For me, each nuance of a color is in some way an individual, a being who is not only from the same race as the base color, but who definitely possesses a distinct character and personal soul."Yves Klein