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Yves Klein Painted Everything Blue and Wasn't Sorry.

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A clever, quirky read-aloud biography of a leading modern artist, for kids

Artist Yves Klein always thought about how he could surprise his audience. One day, he decided that he would only paint in one color - blue. He painted canvases, globes, branches, gallery floors, and even covered people in blue paint. Klein's story is told here with wit and eccentricity, perfectly pa
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Hardcover, 48 pages
Published September 11th 2019 by Phaidon Press
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Dave Schaafsma
Jan 15, 2020 rated it really liked it
Yves Klein was the son of two painters. He didn’t go through formal training to be an artist but he became internationally famous for naming a color he mixed and named International Klein Blue and then used for many years in various paintings.

Here’s that color on one of his paintings; art historians called his strategy of painting several different canvases the same color (and then confusing the people in the gallery by asking for vastly different prices for all of them, haw) monochrome:

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Sandy Brehl
The Italian author/illustrator of this bio-profile of artist Yves Klein took an innovative approach to share Klein's rule-breaking and boundary-stretching approach to art. The figures representing the artist and his creative journey blend angular, surreal, and fluid images on pages limited to black, white, and the shade of blue Klein created and labeled INTERNATIONAL KLEIN BLUE. His career and renown grew from his constant sense of wonder- at the magnificence of this particular color of blue, at ...more
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Yves Klein Painted Everything Blue and Wasn't Sorry. by Fausto Gilberti, PICTURE BOOK Phaidon, 2019. $18. 9781838660147

BUYING ADVISORY: EL (K-3), EL - OPTIONAL

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Yves Klein was a very unique French artist. He invented his own shade of blue and famously produced many paintings that look identical, but are they? He experimented with painting with fire, wind, bodies, and creating art with sound, silence and empty space. He was very inspirational and creative. Gilberti illustr
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Lisa
Dec 14, 2019 rated it really liked it
Yves Klein was a very unique French artist. He invented his own shade of blue and famously produced many paintings that look identical, but are they? He experimented with painting with fire, wind, bodies, and creating art with sound, silence and empty space. He was very inspirational and creative. Gilberti illustrated the entire picture book in blue, black and white, and I hope it's IKB blue.

There are a couple of images that may be considered a tad rude and are sure to cause some giggles with t
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Rinku
Jan 27, 2020 rated it really liked it
This is an excellant example of a children't book giving me a quick summary of such a large figure in Modern art. I was asstounded how much this artist accomplished in his short life and in so many different areas. ...more
Leah
Jun 30, 2020 rated it really liked it
Offbeat picture book biography about an offbeat artist.
Kelly
What a great story!!!
Andréa
Note: I accessed a digital review copy through Edelweiss.
Pardis Parto
«… از آن روز به بعد بود که تصمیم گرفت فقط با یک رنگ نقاشی کند: آبی!

اما نه آن رنگ آبی قدیمی، ایو یک آبی بی‌نظیر می‌خواست، آبی خودش را، آبی بین‌المللی کلن!…»
Peacegal
Nov 05, 2020 rated it liked it
I learned a thing or two about an artist who was unfamiliar to me. A couple of the illustrations are a bit on the "naughty" side. ...more
Robin
Mar 06, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Cool book about the thought process and methods of an unconventional artist.
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