Relief éponge bleu (Kleine Nachtmusik), Yves Klein
Yves Klein
Relief éponge bleu (Kleine Nachtmusik)
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  • Relief éponge bleu (Kleine Nachtmusik), Yves Klein
  • Relief éponge bleu (Kleine Nachtmusik), Yves Klein
  • Relief éponge bleu (Kleine Nachtmusik), Yves Klein

Yves Klein

Relief éponge bleu (Kleine Nachtmusik), 1960


Dimensions
145 x 116 cm
Physical Description
Sponge, stone and pigments on wood and canvas
Inventory Number
SG 1254
Acquisition
Acquired in 1981 with municipal and private funds
Status
Not on display

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About the Work

The sky, the sea, the universe: these are usually our first associations. Yves Klein declared this intense blue his ‘trademark’ and had it registered. Yet he made no claim to the individual application of the paint. The work was created in the founding year of the Nouveaux Réalistes. A typical feature of their works is the involvement of ordinary, everyday objects. The sponges and gravel used here look like extremely enlarged grains of pigment. Klein deliberately omitted the confining frame, thus suggesting that his composition can continue infinitely in all directions.

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  • Basic information
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  • Focus on art history
    02:11
  • Focus on material
    02:00
  • Highlights of the Städel Collection
    02:24
  • Exhibition “Outstanding! The Relief from Rodin to Picasso” (2023)
    01:52
KunstIStück – Yves Klein: Relief éponge bleu
Sammlungshighlights des Städel Museums in unterhaltsamen und informativen Filmen – das sind die Kunst|Stücke. Entdecken Sie spannende Details zu Kunstwerken aus ungewöhnlichen Blickwinkeln in unter zwei Minuten. Yves Klein: Relief éponge bleu (Blaues Schwammrelief), 1960, Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main. https://sammlung.staedelmuseum.de/de/werk/relief-eponge-bleu#yt

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28.05.2024