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YATRIDÈS work

René Huyghe Curator of the Museum of LOUVRE, member of the French Academy, at the opening of the eighteenth Salon in Montmorency France he said :  "George ARNONE observed and defined the contraction of time, this light in the work of  YATRIDES.  Jean LEYMARIE was interested in this new adventure of painting. I note that the content and form are linked by an unparalleled technique, another graphic mode which lends itself to a synthesis of Painting. There is something else, that should be deepened ".  René Huyghe Academician Curator of the Museum of Le LOUVRE, Psychologist and Philosopher of art, author of numerous books, including 'Forms and Strengths' and especially 'Dialogue with the visible' masterful opening to the knowledge of the works of art, including those of painting. 

Georges ARNONE
Organizer of the Montmorency Salons


Note: The estimates had affirmed between René HUYGUE and Jean LEYMARIE in 1940-1944 years when Leymarie could have saved significant works of art from the hands of the German occupation; Jean Leymarie will then Curator of Museum of Grenoble from 1950 to 1955, years in which he became interested in the work of YATRIDES. The friendship between HUYGUE and ARNONE had forged during events they had intervened with the same passion for art until the early 90s.

René Huyghe (March 3, 1906 - February 5, 1997)
Jean Leymarie (17 July 1919- March 9, 2006)
Georges Arnone (23 December 1936-  July 14, 2003)


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" Georges Yatrides is the apotheosis of a Master in terms of artistry and his technique evokes the virtuosity of ERNST, DALI and CHAGALL. His body of work is ethereal, not only aesthetically, but in his innate ability to  harness the metaphysical aspects of our nature ".    

   Miles MILLAR Writer
Producer of cinema and television in the USA



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" YATRIDES GREAT MASTER GUEST "
aux Salons de Montmorency de 1987 à 1993

"...artiste de génie, infatigable chercheur qui a su faire la synthèse de connaissances inconciliables déterminant la sienne propre, au service du talent qui le distingue"

"... artist of genius, tireless researcher, who was able to synthesize irreconcilable knowledges, determining his own which leads to the talent that distinguishes it. 

J.F. ECHEGUT
president A.N.L.A.M 
Nationale Lettre Arts Musique


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"...Alchimiste visionnaire, qui marque de son empreinte l'aube du IIIéme millenaire... et l'isole parmi les plus grands qu'il guidera"

 "... Visionary alchemist, which left its mark on the dawn of the third millennium, and isolates among the greatest that he will guide"

Extract from the catalogue of the Biennials
"Le peintre hors du tumulte"

René CHAR

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" YATRIDES veut. Et que veut-il ? Il veut l'aventure de l'homme. Dans chaque toile il entend enfermer tout  le temps.  Il quittera l'école abstraite en 1950, à la recherche de l'homme qui ne peut y apparaître. L'homme merveille de précision, concentration de surpuissance au sens le plus nietzschéen du terme, le Deinos de Sophocle. Après ses travaux personnels aboutis au CEA sur sa découverte de nouvelles propriétés de la lumière dans l'espace, Clifford W. BOHER avait déclaré que YATRIDES n'était pas que savant. Mais alors quoi? Tout ce que je sais du moins, c'est que tout est là de l'indéfinissable, de l'insaisissable aventure humaine". 

"YATRIDES wants. And what does he wants ? He wants the adventure of man. In every canvas he intends to lock up all the time. He left abstract school in 1950, in search of the man who can not appear there. The man of precision, concentration of overpower in the most Nietzschean sense of the term, the Deinos of Sophocles. After his personal work s at the CEA on his discovery of new properties of light in space, Clifford W. BOHER declared that YATRIDES was not only a scientist. But then what? All I know at least is that everything is there of the indefinable, the elusive human adventure". .

Arthur CONTE author of "YATRIDÈS
Master of time"  274 pages 1992, biography

"This is the first biography ever devoted his lifetime to a great among the greats".  Arthur CONTE (1992). Writer and French Historian, author of several historical books. Minister of information, Managing Director of the French TVchannels, President of the Assembly of the Union of Western Europe (1961-1963)

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" YATRIDES has found unlimited horizons for his artistic expression. The dominant factor which characterizes the art of Georges YATRIDES is the painter'd utter and pure induviduality. At this point where some of the most highly touted artistic names are now falling in prestige, having an ever more limited subject scope, Yatridès searches and finds within himself even more varied and ever broadened artistic horizons. His position is strong and steadily growing stronger. The significance of Georges Yatridès is evident ".

                                                                                    Samuel E. JOHNSON Director excerpt
                                                                                    International Galleries catalogs, Chicago Ill.