Synchroton project CEA
( Atomic energy commission ) 

Tri-dimensional synthesis adaptation from YATRIDES 's  Painting
"ESSENTIAL VIBRATION" (The Experiment, Final Phase).

The current project was proposed in 1986, within the framework of the "Grenoble Synchrotron" in order to interpret Georges YATRIDES '  work "Essential Vibration" in accordance with a three-dimensional synthesis. For this reason the monumental dimensions chosen allow two interpretations :

An artistic interpretation.
An architectural interpretation, where the function becomes the link between these two approaches.

The whole is defined through two fundamental elements :

The statue "The standing man"
The truncated pyramids.

The bifaced and stooping statue remains the focal point of the project. The application of a metallic finish reinforces the idea of power and controlled force. Its indicative height is of at least 460 metres and thus illustrates the gigantic proportions of the monumental pose. The building reflected in the double face of the standing man constitutes his continuation and his curved mass, thus characterizing a sculptural monobloc. The function ascribed to this building is that of the administrative section of the Synchrotron established in the YATRIDES '  Complex. The truncated pyramids - the supporting area, are designated for festive and recreational activities. The whole of the development (about 2,700 square metres) is specifically adapted for the creation of an original media communication tool :
Symposium and conference area, to provide an integrated working environment for meetings between The National Centre for Scientific Research (C.N.R.S.), The University and The Grenoble Centre for Nuclear Studies (C.E.N.G.)
Recreational areas; gymnasia, ground floor swimming pool.
Communication areas; development of the sciences of the future.

The sphere and the cupel will be devoted to scientific pursuits; researchers will be free to use them as their needs dictate. The layout of theYATRIDES ' complex will be structured by various axes of routes and walkways, allowing movement in and around the project. These zones will afford temporary sites for communicative activities (concerts on the lawns, outdoor thematic exhibitions). The chosen surroundings and aspect have been defined in accordance with a concept of openness, where the standing man is presented as a sign, a symbol and a point of reference consistent with the role of the "Synchrotron" site.
The mood of the selected work :
Man, having mastered Matter (Essential vibration) reaches a stage of mystical concern about his destiny.

This very process implies a bringing together of the various contributing factors of the Synchrotron (mastery of both the work and the construction), in order that the artistic as well as the architectural elements of the current project form a perfect synthesis.


In view of the specified orientation and perspective, it appears that the possible uses of the constructions are extensive. As a linking of the Arts and Sciences, as well as an image of man's power, their functions vary in accordance with the interpretation of the work. Within the artistic and scientific framework, it will be possible to integrate areas devoted to the new technologies (robotics, computer science, holography, basic research).

And by means of thematic exhibitions, seminars, reception areas, auditoriums, thus strengthening Grenoble's image as a prospective metropolis, open to the sciences of the future. The sculpture will then take on its true dimensions as an original communication tool at the technical and media levels through the embodiment of man's force.

A sports programme can be developed: training rooms, swimming pool incorporated in the pyramids, specific organization of exterior space.

Political upheavals in the town have brought this project to a halt.
Georges Yatrides
Tri-dimensional synthesis complex 
adaptation from "Essential vibration " painting 


Englsh translation by Penelope Hamilton
(yatridès and his century)

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

Arthur Conte : "Yatridès master of time" SGDL 04.03.1991 
Sacha Bourmeyster : "Yatridès and his century" , "Yatridès the painter of invisible reality" , "Yatridès anti-Picasso"SGDL24.03.1994, "Interstellars Icons" SGDL 31.03.1994, "Yatridès and the Bible" SGDL 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" (France, specially 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)
Films et videos : "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 :
Jean Delannoy and Marcel Carné famed french movie Directors, film-Makers. But given the state of his health and his circumstances, Yatridès will be unable to take a decision about their proposals. After 1968, Arthur c. Clarke and Stanley Kubrick 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": "Plates 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