The sky as a studio
Yves Klein and his contemporaries
Yves Klein, known for his blue monochromes, shared with many European artists in the aftermath of the Second World War, an approach to art and the universe detached from all materiality. With Lucio Fontana, he explores the spatialist movement that defines a unity of time and space, born of interaction with the spectator. Driven by the conquest of space, these artists take over the sky through representations of the cosmos and creations of aerial sculptures. The painter has to go into space, which, according to Klein is inhabited by the sensitivity of each one: he develops an "Air Architecture" (1958-1961), where the sky, infinite and immaterial, becomes his studio.