Christ, Leica et Orange
92x73 cm, 1963 
Private Collection France

Adolescent and Child 100x81 cm, 1963
Private Collection France


Kubrick 1968
2001 : a space odyssey (detail)
At the begining of the Kubrick' film 
the monolith appears on the Earth
Compilation purpose: Eternity
56x76cm, Graphite Etude-2, 1958
The analysis which follows in no way aims, with mercenary ulterior motives, at claiming paternity rightsin his own interest. 
YATRIDES has shown clearly enough in his life as a painter the little importance he attached to that kind of preoccupation

It is evident that his slabs
 came first.
Kubrick 1968 
2001 : Space Odyssey (detail) 
Monolithe is excavated from lunar ground

Did these Interstellar Icons have a direct influence on the work of the film-maker and the novelist? It hardly matters. The comparison between the different approaches: pictorial, literary, and cinematic shall, I hope, allow devotees of Yatridès' works a better understanding of the slabs' importance and of their significance in the painter's very creative process. A painter whose constant ambition is to push back the boundaries of his art.

"2001, A SPACE ODYSSEE" is not merely a particularly evocative title, the very stuff of dreams for millions of human beings at the dawn of a space age that promised so much in the way of technical achievements and scientific discoveries. The creative adventure that Arthur C. CLARKE and Stanley KUBRICK, novelist and film-maker respectively, lived through together, working on a common script, is also most instructive in so far as, starting with an original idea , two such contrasting modes of writing as printed text and audio-visual montage compete with each other.Together, for in 1968, two works were simultaneously proposed to the public, which were respectively neither the film version of a novel, nor a novel inspired by a successful film.

Compilation purpose: Eternity
24x31cm, Graphite Etude, dec. 1957
Masterminded regeneration
35x54cm, Graphite 1959
The screen of an other reality
34x52cm, Graphite 1961

92x65cm, Oil on canvas, 1962

The Theorem
41x31.8cm, sanguine 1960
Eternity makers
65x48cm, Etude 1959
La mort Maya 
73x38 cm, Oil on canvas 1951

Le petit port à la plaque 
63x92cm, Oil on canvas 1965 
Les deux personnages sur la plage
63x100 cm, Oil on canvas 1963


L'oreille et l'univers anti-stochastique
45.5x63cm, Graphite 1965


Nude in a life
60x92cm, Oil on canvas 196
Chrysler and the futur
US advertising campaign
Watercolor Prototype model, 24x31cm 1957

In KUBRICK's and CLARKE's famous "2001: a space Odyssee" (1968), 
YATRIDES's Slab monolith was the argument, driving force of the movie.   We found again the Slab in PETER HYAMS's and CLARKE's "2010: Odyssee Two" (1985).   With SPIELBERG's and KUBRICK's "A.IArtificial Intelligence (2001- anniversary, "birthday" of "2001: a space Odyssee"!), appear Yatrides's Slabs towards the end :   they compose, without to be in contact, the cube-like space-craft which carries the translucent electronic humanoïds.  The free Slabs collected together to form this cube-shaped space-craft, break up and move away to liberate the humanoïds who discovered and met DAVID, Spielberg's Hero. 

YATRIDES's Slabs, star argument of "2001 and 2010 : space Odyssees", becomes in "A.I. Atificial Intelligence" an object endowed with "cooperative autonomy". Anyway, with these three movies, even the first and third have traces of genius, they don't reach the capabilities of the metaphysical dimensions of YATRIDES's Slabs, as he gave to them from 1957. Nevertheless, one is forced to the conclusion that Yatrides's work shows and demonstrates the quality and weakness of Kubrick's sources. 

While his slabs were used from 1968, already Yatrides had but one ambition : to apply his theory he demonstrated in 1972 at C.E.N.G. (Grenoble Centre of Atomic Studies) concerning a new property of time and his influence in various fields including that of light, like the one stemming from certain incandescent phases of different solid bodies. Paul Perroud immediately recognized the scientific value of his discoveries and enabled Yatridès to obtain patents delivered by the Washington D.C. Patent office (1974). (Paul Perroud, eminent specialist, Doctor of Knowledge at Berkeley, Director of the Offices for Special Application of Physics at the C.E.N.G. (Grenoble Centre of Atomic Studies). 

As Yatrides said :  "In a way, to go farther, find the sublime Mathematician, Physics Master, the one that men name God". To apply on a plane some properties of this authentic new light.


Englsh translation by Penelope Hamilton
Mail: yatrides@wanadoo.fr 
(yatridès and his century)

Textes extraits des documents suivants : 
Administration Fiscale : extraits de la "Biographie professionnelle" détaillée, Contrôles 3938 B et 3953, Annexe 49 et suivantes pour servir et valoir ce que de droit

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 yatrides.com, 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


Important Note :  This page "Yatrides 1960 - Clarke, Kubrick 1968" is extracted from the book "Interstellar Icons" of the great Professor Alexander Sacha Bourmester, Ph. D, Doctor in semiology. His numerous books are devoted to Yatrides's painting and incidentally to Kubrick's work in relation with a part of Yatrides' creation. 

Since Kubrick appears in this semiotic analysis, we have to mention the other quite inspired American Talents in Science-Fiction. (Characters, manners, situation, comic or musical comedies, cartoons, the film-makers and directors of these admirable movies are cited on "yatrides.com" in "His life" : Entourage). 

In homage to these science-fiction talents who cannot be overlooked, sublime concerning the Veterans, elders or precursors who stimulated a lot of real new talents.: 

Adams (Marcus), Ahearne (Joe), Altmann (Robert), Andersen, Anderson (Michael), Anderson (Paul), Apted (Michael), Badham (John), Baker (Roy Ward), Barker (Clive), Bay (Michael), Berlinger (Joe), Bowman (Rob), Brambilla (Marco), Bruckheimer (Jerry), Burton (Tim), Cameron (Crowe), Cameron (James), Carison (Richard), Carpenter (John), Carter (Chris), Caton-Jones (Michael), Cimono (Michael), Cohen (Larry), Columbus (Chris), Costner (Kevin), Coteau (David De), Michael Crichton, Cronenberg (David), Dante (Joe), Darabont (Frank), Davis (Andrew), Dear (William), Douglas (Gordon), Driver (Sara), Edlund (Richard), Emmerich (Roland), Fincher (David), Forster (Sam), Frears (Stephen), Friedkin (William), Fuller (Samuel), Furie (Sidney F.), Gilliam (Terry), Globus (Moram), Golan (Menahem), Gordon (Stuart), Guest (Val), Hackford (Taylor), Haskin (B.), Hill (Walter), Hoblit (Gregory), Hooper (Tom), Hopkins (Stephen), Howard (Ron), Hurd (Gale Ann), Hurlin (Renny), Jackson (Donald G.), Jackson (Peter), Jewison (Norman), Joffé (Roland), Johnston (Joe), Jones (Marc), Kershner (Irvin), King (Stephen), Kottcheff (Ted), Lain (Softley), Laven (Arnold), LLosa (Luis), Lucas (George), Lynch (David), Lynn (Jonathan), McCord Jonas, Mann (Michael), Medak (Peter), Miller (George), Nicholson (Mike), Nimoy ((Leonard), Norrington (Stephen), O'Connelly (Jim), Pal (George), Pellington (Mark), Pope (Tim), Raimi (Sam), Reynolds (Kevin), Richardson (John), Richter (W.D.), Robinson (Aldon), Romero (George A.), Ross (Gary), Russel (Charles), Sasdy (Peter), Schaffner (Franklin J.), Schlöndorff (Volker), Scott (Jake), Scott (Ridley), Silberling (Brad), Shatner (William), Sheridan (Jim), Schulman (Tom), Schumacher (Joel), Night Schyamalan, Silver (Joel), Smithee (Alan), Sommers (Stephen), Sonnenfeld (Barry), Spielberg (Steven), Spottiswoode (Roger), Stone (Oliver), Tippett, (Phil), Toro (Guillermo del), Tourneur (Jacques), Underwood (Ron), Walas (Chris), Ward Baker (Roy), Wedge (Chris), Weir (Peter), Wells (Simon), West (Simon), Wiley (Ethan), Wilcox F.M.), Kevin Williamson, Winders (Win), Wood (Edward D.), Wright (Geoffrey), Zemeckis (Robert), Zucker (Jerry). 

Impossible to name all of them despite their worth we appreciate. 

It is evident that really great creative film-makers and movies directors from other countries are an object of wonder. But we took into account American movies-Makers only, because Kubrick is not the only one science-fiction film-maker in this country. We are forced to the conclusion that Yatrides's work demonstrates the "frailty" of Kubrick's sources.