Yves Klein in Museum Insel Hombroich

This is literally the most security you will see in the whole of Museum Insel Hombroich. Apparently there are only a few works of art that need a small waist-height glass pane in a frame to protect them. Like some mobiles by Alexander Calder, or these small works by Yves Klein. All other artworks are to be enjoyed without any kind of security (or climate control and preservation measures).

Yves Klein focussed on working in monochrome, more and more moving towards a single variant of blue. A bluer than blue color that became know as “International Klein Blue”. Working in monochrome for Klein was the only form of painting that allowed to ‘make visible the absolute’. Tragically dying from a heart attack on June 6th, 1962, at the age of 34, we can only guess at the body of work Klein could have left us, had he lived on.

Check #YvesKleinMuseumView to see my other posts on Yves Klein, mostly featuring his trademark “International Klein Blue”.

👨‍🎨 Yves Klein (1928-1962)
🖼️ Untitled Blue Monochrome, ca. 1959
🖼️ Untitled Blue Monochrome (IKB 112), 1961
🏛️ Museum Insel Hombroich
🎟️ Permanent collection