TOC Nadine Michaudet
Upon receiving the No. 1 TOC Nadine MICHAUDET, Master of YATRIDES thoughts allowed us to better understand this fragmentary text, not documented, deformed which tends to be detrimental.
However, this deliberately futile text seems would confirm a text to come, more substantial content according Nadine MICHAUDET / TOC mail from Monday, March 10, 2014: "We started in a relationship based on trust. I want to keep it that way (...) it is for you now to play the game (...) the publication of a book about you and retracing the whole route of your life. This book, we will do together, on the basis of interviews (...)".
Text promised to come, the preamble could consider factors that TOC Nadine MICHAUDET does not suspect. Jean LEYMARIE Professor of Greek, eminent art historian, Professor at the Universities of Geneva and LAUSANNE, Director of Studies at the School of the LOUVRE of Pompidou Museum, successor to BALTHUS at Villa MEDICIS Rome. In 1950 at age 31 he was appointed Curator of the Museum of Grenoble. Louis PANNIER Consul of France, second Father YATRIDES, introduced him to Jean LEYMARIE who befriends this young 19-year silent man (from "YATRIDES master of time" Arthur CONTE, Historian, CEO of the ORTF 1962 President of the Assembly of Western Europe). It will analyze the paintings of his early adolescence dating from 1945 to 1948, in 1945 he was 14 years old.
He refers colourist in the tradition of SOUTINE; and accompanied him for 5 years. He will see through the different schools (see "Periods" in this site) that called Abstract, realizing what had not been done, leading to the creation of the School Graphic, he masters and beyond, reaching a world without referring worldwide known definition of the abstract, but a world in which man appears and dominates. The greatest filmmakers in 1983 offered him and insist achieve feature film about his life, including Marcel Carné and Jean Delannoy
Latest, Brendan TURRILLand Miles MILLAR wrote their passion for his work.« The work of YATRIDES is staggering and rightfully deserves the position it should take in our collective history, he is a true craftsman of the intangible (...) The body of his work is ethereal not only aesthetically but in his innate ability to exploit the metaphysical aspects of our nature. It is the apotheosis of a Master in terms of artistry and technique evokes the virtuosity of ERNST, DALI, CHAGALL. It is the absolute in its constant redefinition of the structure and developments in contemporary art and offering to all of us ». Miles MILLAR, February 17, 2009 letter to Ingrid SCHULTE. The requirements of financial producers who handled the biography of YATRIDES, compelled him to refuse their firm proposals.
The major events of Art, the preeminent Salons request it: René Huyghe travelling, can not participate in the Committee of the XIIIth Montmorency Salon 13-27 November 1983 in which YATRIDES is the Guest of Honour. Attracted by the fame of his work, which it causes agitation, contempt and fascination, and concerted occultation of its sales, René Huyghe will visit the eighteenth Montmorency Show 14-29 January 1989 which displays two oils of the Master, "Nu a horizon "and" the culmination of the laws. "His reaction facing the two paintings: « ... is the only one that retains the attention. The content and form are bound by an unparalleled technical ».After a pause: « (...) another graphical mode. It lends itself to an amazing synthesis of painting. But there is something else that should be deepened, further developed » René Huyghe Curator of the Museum of LOUVRE. This reminds Samuel E. JOHNSON, Director, International Galleries, Chicago (1959) thirty years before:
« (...) It is not easy to classify the Art of George YATRIDES unique painter, an absolute individuality » Samuel E. Johnson of WHO'S WHO in International Extract art (1987-1988). All who were able to approach him, loved his job or not, he would distant, suspicious and taciturn. « He denies the mediocre, the intent as in execution. He fiercely rejects the paltry, his subjects are not chosen at the whim of the day or the plaything of fashion. He does not play: he wants. And what does he want? he wants the human adventure. In each painting he intends lock all the epic of man ».