The phrase "body of art" aptly describes Yves Klein’s “Anthropometrie” series. Klein (1928 – 1962) employed female models as “living paintbrushes” for the paintings, which were named after the study of human body measurements. Clad only in the artist...Read Full Description
's patented International Klein Blue paint, the models made imprints of their bodies on large sheets of paper. Klein often staged the creation of these works as elaborate spectacles for an audience, who imbibed blue cocktails and listened to a performance of his "Monotone Symphony," a solitary note played for 20 minutes, followed by 20 minutes of silence.