What art movement was the painter Yves Klein associated with?
The artist Yves Klein founded the Nouveaux Réalistes group with the artist Arman and the art critic Pierre Restany. He was also associated with what is known as the School of Nice. Klein’s multi-faceted body of work crossed the boundaries of conceptual and performance art.
Yves Klein dedicated himself fully to art in 1955, when the artist presented his monochrome paintings in an exhibition at the Club des Solitaires in Paris, followed by the Galerie Colette Allendy in the years that followed. It was in 1957 that Klein created his iconic International Klein Blue (IKB), which would characterise his “Blue Period”, which lasted until 1959. The French painter Klein strove to transcend traditional notions of artistic creation, presenting empty spaces and creating gestures that possessed value as works of art. The immaterial thus became a transactional object.
Please visit the painter Yves Klein’s dedicated page and the page on Nouveau Réalisme to learn more about the art movement to which the French painter belonged.