About YatridesArts.com

The website YatridesArts.com strives to present all the beauty of Georges Yatridès’ work. Often confronted by the counterfeiting of his paintings (the Central Office for the Fight against Traffic in Cultural Goods has listed approximately 140 counterfeited copies on the art market), this website aspires to restore the authenticity of Yatridès and his work.

Yatridès was born in 1931, and some thought him now dead or vanished. This website is a way to show the world that he is still alive and continues to create tirelessly from his studio.

An unknown painter in his home country, France (for he remained an unconventional artist in the midst of the exclusive art world), he managed to establish considerable fame in North America and Japan. His works have broken records in auction rooms and are currently part of the greatest world-famous private collections. Some have compared his greatness and talent to Leonardo Da Vinci or Picasso.

Therefore, this website includes media references attesting to his reputation, as well as some of his potentially available works for well-informed collectors and enthusiasts of his art. You can also purchase high quality books relating his life and his art.

This website is not biographical, but often gives way to pictures and multimedia.

If you are interested in a detailed account of Georges Yatridès’ life, please visit www.yatrides.com, which offers a comprehensive semiotic analysis on the form and substance of the life and work of this great modern painter, or www.yatrides.org, a website dedicated to the appraisal of this great modern artist’s work by the French Internal Revenue Service.

When I met this painter and his ever-surprising personality, I asked him why he was interested in featuring his life and his work on a website. The answer lies in pictures.


Interview translation

Bruno Roche: Georges Yatridès, you have decided to make a comeback using today’s medias, notably the Internet. What do you think will be the advantage of using those technologies? It is quite an unusual way to proceed for such a great painter.

Georges Yatridès: Absolutely, although I am sure others have thought about it. I think that – I might sound arrogant – what matters is what I will bring to others. To me, showing to people who have esteemed my work – and me, somehow – my adventures, everything I accomplished with those who saw me disappear and reappear for them - I am really happy about that. Now, being featured on the Internet is a way to show that I kept working in isolation, so that I would create genuine material, that is to say without being influenced by my surroundings or the financial aspect of my work.

Again, I am happy to be back, first to show to those who have liked my work, who keep appreciating what they have at home, their memories of my character, that I am still alive, still breathing and above all that I have kept working during those years of silence in which they lost track of me. I selfishly retired, because I could afford to, thanks to my work – I could afford to, more than many people can - and I spent my time further bettering my vision of the world,
bettering everything that was given to me by a Creator - if there is one – so that I could succeed in my effort. And I am happy to be back. Now, I am happy, but I am also doing this for those who do not yet know me or my work. They will be able to appreciate the difference there is in a painter who can shade colors from darkest to lightest, which is impossible for others to master today – they don’t have the necessary experience. To go back to what I was just saying; modulating an orange from darkest to lightest without resorting to brown: I can do it. Same thing with lemon yellow. I can grade it from black by adding a few yellow pigments and go to the palest yellow without resorting the green [Author's Note: all this without any chemical process or physical transparent superposition]. This is a technique that even amateurs can appreciate through the Internet, simply because the pictures are clear and beautiful. [Author's Note : it comes from the fact that actual frequencies of the coulour I create keep their own frequency in any confrontation with the light from a total obscurity up to the brightest palest light. This is the only way of totally expressing an image that can dominate the common time.].There, that’s a simple answer. [NdlA : however what is clear is not necessarily simple].

Bruno Roche's notes: "Indeed Master Yatridès is capable in his paintings of creating immediatly recognizable pure gradient, for instance from the black by including a light colour like the orange or yellow and grade them to the palest shade without resorting the brown for the orange, and without resorting the green for the yellow; this is a real prowess that he demonstrates on his canvas; even by using a physical process by superposing two transparent plates which contains respectively a black colour from the darkest to the palest shade (which would be light grey) and gradient colours like a yellow or a orange, one obtains greens or browns systematically.

This leads to the full release of the light which is no longer a simply material way of putting the volumes into perspective which would be possible by getting contrast with the so created shadow. There lie two differents graphics, the first one being the one which creates the volume by his sole stroke and a second one which corresponds to the pathway of the light.

Indeed Yatrides was able to demonstrate at the C.E.N.G. in 1972 his theory regarding a new property of the light enlighted during specific glowing phases of few solid substances and its influcene in various domains, specially the time (chronologically speaking).

Paul Perroud, eminent specialist, Doctor of Knowledge Doctor of Philosophy at Berkeley, Director of the Offices for Special Application of Physics at the C.E.N.G. (Grenoble Centre of Atomic Studies) puts a team of researchers at Yatridès' disposition. Paul Perroud immediately recognized the scientific value of his discoveries and enabled Yatridès to obtain patents delivered by the Washington D.C. Patent office (1974).

In Yatrides' paintings it seems that each grain of light color, protected by a resinous casing, do not blend with black from which they progressively emerge to reach a sufficient quantity which distinguish them completely of the black colour and grade them to their main shade. This is the reason why modern artist painters, having understood the mistakes of classical painters regarding light resonance keeps painting with light shades. Yatrides frees himself from this constraint which determines various pictural events."



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