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French authorities appraisal
of the work


The screen of an other reality
34 x 52 cm, Yatridès Graphite 1961

Correlative Yatrides second Screen

INPI 443587 20/03/12 Yatrides
INPI 512216 08/07/14 Yatrides


On this site are developed the analysis on the substance and form, the value of YATRIDES' work by the Tax Authorities on order of the Direction in Fiscal official appraisal.Correlatives additional clauses : Rider 49 (1945/1994) and Rider 62 (1995/2008). Analysis taken again by Arthur CONTE historian of the 5th Republic Minister and Chairman managing chief executive of the three initial TV channels 1972-1973 (ORTF) during George POMPIDOU Government; important load recommended by CHARLES OF GAULLE at the end of his presidential mandate. Arthur CONTE corroborates these analysis by the magisterial "YATRIDES master of time" (273 pages -1983, June 5), noteworthy biography published in 1992, Lumière et Espace" Editions FOT (Lyon, France)..

Various documents reveal the intrigues of instigators who have constrained, among others, Jacques BOUSSAC of the GAZETTE of HOTEL DROUOT, deliberately to omit the adjudications of YATRIDES' works when they were important. What determined multiple confusions which involved copies and forgeries recorded at the OCBC of the Ministry for the Interior (Central Office of the fight against the traffic of the Cultural Heritage). Copies and forgery circulating until the Sale-rooms. What misused modest amateurs, injured their inheritance, carried damage to preeminent Private Collections and offends George YATRIDES.



"The pictorial work produced by  YATRIDES  is an entirely original creation that has neither model nor reference in the natural world. The figurative drawing and the subject matter dealt with must not lead to confusion; a work by Yatridès is literally an abstract canvas covered with areas bordered by a strong line and treated in an autonomous manner, in order to explore to the maximum in each one the various possibilities afforded by a pictorial technique carried to its highest point". 

It is both the integration of methods pertaining to transparency, luminosity, the delicate chromatic blendings characteristic of the great painters of the past; VAN EYCK, LEONARDO DA VINCI, VERONESE, and the conquest of new techniques thanks to scientific research, notably on hydrocarbons, at the GRENOBLE CENTRE FOR NUCLEAR STUDIES. They have resulted in the perfecting of agglutinants, in particular resinous mediums that allow YATRIDES to fully control his work as a creator, systematized from the start by a fundamental graphism (a line engraved deeply in the paste); to control the various phases of applying the successive layers to the still wet paint, of mesuring precisely the period of time required for changes to occur in the material and thus to arrive at a complete perfection that frees the final work from all former conventions and constraints of atmospheric conditions. Graphics, colour, material and light become independent, though not exclusive elements, for they are skilfully harmonized into a huge composition whose figurative nature is merely the pretext.

YATRIDES's work in no way represents the restoration of a classical art, it is rather, a fantastic leap forward in accordance with a considerably widened perception and expression employed for the achievement of a metaphysical ambition: the mastery of time through a pictorial art that transcends human possibilities and allies it to a divine act".

Alexandre Sacha BOURMEYSTER -Professor, 
PhD in semiotics
 - Grenoble III  University

Vibration essentielle 
97x130cm, 1982 
(l'expérience phase finale)

For more extensive information visit the main site "Yatridès, Master of Time"

Englsh translation by Penelope Hamilton
Mail: (yatridès and his century)

Extracts from following documents and works : 
Official French Authorities : Government administrative Yatrides' biography" 

Arthur Conte : "Yatridès master of time" SGL 04.03.1991 
Sacha Bourmeyster : "Yatridès and his century" , "Yatridès the painter of invisible reality" , "Yatridès anti-Picasso"SGL24.03.1994, "Interstellars Icons" SGL 31.03.1994, "Yatridès and the Bible" SGL 30.10.96
Samuel E. Johnson : Biographic notes (International Galleries USA)
Monographic catalogues, Yatridès 1954-1993 : Exhibitions (USA permanently, Latin America, Switzerland, Greece, Paris, Provincial France) and Rétrospectives
Monographic catalogues, Yatridès in International Art Festivals :"Great Master Guest of honour" ("International Biennials Canada-France 1987-1989"), "Main Master Guest of honour" ("International Biennials Canada 1988"), "Great Master Guest of Honour" ("International Biennials Vichy, Riom Mozac (Duke's cities), Quebec 1991-1993"), Grand Maître invité d'Honneur
Monographic catalogues, Yatridès : "Main Master guest of Honour" in several important cities organized by Town councils in offices of Mayors ( in France notably : Montmorency residential City)
Schools of Painting Events, USA : "Masters of Modern Art 1910-1960" (Special mention in "Watercolors, Gouaches, Pastels and Drawings from the Cubist, Post-Impressionist, Expressionist and Surrealist Schools 1910-1960"), "Drawings and Watercolors 1900-1959" (Art Event following this held by the American Ambassy in Paris (Musée de l'Orangerie, winter 1958-1959 : "From Clouet to Matisse" - Drawings in American Private Collections"), "Specialists in XXth Century Masters" (Special mention in "Collector's Choice").
University theses "The painter outside the tumult" (Sciences et Télécommunications Masters', MSTC Universities Grenoble III 1981), "Public Relations and communications techniques in the service of Painting -Yatridès" (Lehodey-Dissertation mémoire 402 pages, 1983 - School of Press Attachés, Founder and Managing director : Denis Huismans)
Short movies, videos, Broazdcastings: "Yatridès, paintings rails of sky" (Sacré-Coeur Montmartre Paris, Provideo S.A. 1981), "Yatridès the painter outside the tumult" ("René Char" Provideo S.A. 1983), " Yatridès' Art" (Version Originale S.A. 1985), "Germany, Poland, Russia" 1984.
Full-length films : Yatrides' work has fascinated film-makers, movie-directors, semiologists, among the best of our time :
Marcel Carné : Its proposal for a feature film with internationally renowned artists. Scenario provided by Henry - François Rey. Yatridès circumstances had to décline this offer from one of the giants of cinema. 
Jean Delannoy : Famed movie director, film-Makers : "The quality of your painting makes me decide to undertake a film inspired by the originality of your work and items of your own life. It will be for me the consecration of my long career "(24 October 1987) See in "His "life": "His entourage"- "Your life and the beauty of your work, your approach depth numberless still in me the same desire to involved me. With my deep admiration and unwavering friendship". Jean DELANNOY (May 1, 1989). See in the spiral of time ( "Professional notes": "Filmmakers". Despite their great friendship Georges YATRIDES will be unable to take a decision disoriented by the passions his work aroused. 
Arthur C. Clarke and Stanley Kubrick in 1968 will show in their full-length film the metaphysical amplitude of the monoliths Yatridès Plates. Yatrides did not claim any intellectual property rights on the substance and form, arguments of this film that marked our time. See this site, in his "life": "entourage". In his "work": "Slabs of Yatridès" and "the interstellar icons." 
Yatrides -Kubrick : the interstellar Yatridès plates, substance and driving force of "2001: Space Odyssey". See "His work": "Yatridès-Kubrick". 
Miles Millar : Present days : "Georges YATRIDES is the apotheosis of a Master in terms of artistry (...) His body of work is ethereal, not only aesthetically, but in his innate ability to harness the metaphysical aspect of our nature. He is an absolute in the incessant redefining and evolving anatomy of contemporary art and a gift to all of us. The power of this man's vision is everlasting (...) I was enraptured by the dexterity of his mind (...). Georges Yatrides' work is awe-inspiring and rightfully deserves the position it will take in our collective history, he is a true craftsman of the intangible" : Miles MILLAR, February 17, 2009

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