Cyanography by Azul LOEVE
44 x 32 cm | 2015
Cyanotype ink on handmade paper



After painting the paper 3 times, alternating photographic and drawn layers, I suddenly saw a poem by Baudelaire, with Corto Maltese instead of the woman. The Antropometries of Yves Klein, I saw them in a second time, reproduced in negative by the rain of my brushes.

To a passer-by

The deafening street around me was screaming.
Long, thin, in great mourning, majestic pain,
A woman passed by, with a sumptuous hand
Lifting, swinging the festoon and hem;

Agile and noble, with its statue leg.
Me, I was drinking, tense like an extravagant,
In his eye, livid sky where the hurricane germinates,
The sweetness that fascinates and the pleasure that kills.

Lightning… then night! – Fugitive beauty
Whose gaze made me suddenly reborn,
Will I only see you in eternity?

Elsewhere, far away from here! too late! maybe never!
Because I don’t know where you’re running away to, you don’t know where I’m going,
O you whom I would have loved, O you who knew it!



Visual exploration of Reality and Utopia as isotopes.

Brief reminder of physics…
The atomic number corresponds to the number of proton present in the nucleus of the atom, for example hydrogen, H the most abundant element in the universe and the simplest with only one proton.
Two atoms are called isotopes when they have the same atomic number but different numbers of neutrons, there are several isotopes of hydrogen and this changes their chemical properties. In our example, 3H with its two neutrons is radioactive.

The technique of cyanography makes it possible to create works from elements captured by the photographic lens, and from elements traced by hand, with a poetic pictorial treatment. A meeting of several facets on the same paper. A search for harmony through social movements or those of the dancers, in the abrazo of tango, the imaginary and Elsewhere.


Additional information


on handmade paper Moli Ca l'Oliver 250gr


44 x 32 cm


Isotopy, Echo Tango


Azul Loeve




at the POC festival in Marseille, at the Rey del Compas gallery in the church of the Frères Prêcheurs of Arles, at the gallery of the court of Paris


Possible variation with the same negative, to order


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