Blue Monolith

Blue Monolith 3

Type: Nascent Cognition

Time: Ongoing

Location: RGB; the Void


“To the question I am often asked, why I choose blue, I will reply by citing again that marvelous passage concerning blue from Bachelard’s book Air and Dreams:

Also, in the realm of blue air more than elsewhere, we feel that the world may be permeated by the most indeterminate reverie. This is when reverie really has depth. The blue sky opens up in depth beneath the dream. Then dreams are not limited to one-dimensional images…

…Blue has no dimensions, it is beyond dimensions, whereas the other colors are not. They are psychological spaces; red, for example, presupposing a hearth releasing heat. All colors bring forth specific associative ideas, tangible or psychological, while blue suggests, at most, the sea and sky, and they, after all, are in actual nature what is most abstract.”

Yves Klein, Lecture at la Sorbonne, June 3rd 1959, Paris