I have been surprised recently to see when I was looking for Georges Yatrid√®s on Google Books to see results about Kubrick, 2001 a space odyssey , and 2010 : odyssey two. The terms “Georges Yatrides” are not appearing in the books , but Google algorythm has established a relevancy between Georges Yatrides and Kubrick films.
This is probably due to the fact that in several books, it is described that Georges Yatrides artwork has inspired Kubrick for his movies.
In 1994 the book “2001 filming the future” by Piers Bizony is published. In this book he tells that after getting acquainted in April 1964 Clarke and Kubrick in search of ideas for the film 2001: A Space Odyssey, have visited art galleries.
Have they saw the works of Georges Yatrid√®s, then exposed the United States, it is quite possible given the similarities found between the two works.
Extract page 73
“Over the next month Clarke and Kubrick met regularly, for five hours or so at a time, virtually every day. They chatted over lunches, dinners and breakfasts. They earnestly dissected the latest theories of science, space research and high technology during visits to movie theaters, art galleries, restaurants and bars, or at Kubrick’s apartment. “
Several elements visible in Yatrides canvas and drawings are also in 2001 Space Odyssey film. It is publicly known Arthur Clarke and Stanley Kubrick have visited Chicago galleries looking for new ideas for the film. Regarding the points that we are raising, there is few doubts about the fact that Yatrides artwork exposed in 1959 in Chicago has influenced the film basement
Beginning of the film
The hominids living on earth establish a first contact with a strange monolith appeared among them, this is the proof of a supernatural life. Since 1951, Yatrides use in his canvas and drawings monoliths and slabs to show a relation between humans and a supernatural strengh (God). These monoliths and slabs are often visible in his artwork. His questions about life origin and the existence of god that we find on a lot of his oils and drawings comes probably from his tuberculosis disease. During spring of 1951, doctors are thinking that he will die. A priest is called to give him extreme unction. He sees himself lying on his hospital bed, and his body again one meter above his bed. He miraculously survived.
Christ Leica and orange done in 1963 by Yatrides
The monolith with similar shape at the beginning of the film
End of the film
Bowman die on his bed, he becomes a fetus. The fetus will cross the monolith to fly on space to the earth.
Yatrides drawing from 1957, where we see a foetus in a sphere crossing a monolith.
2001 A space Odyssey: Bowman dies on his bed in front of the monolith
In an article published in the journal Cyberarchi in 2005, Christophe Leray speaks of the path that followed the architect Raphael Gabrion in its proposed creation of an observatory on the plains of Nazca Peruvian and reconciliation he made between work of Georges Yatrid√®s and film 2001: A Space Odyssey.
‚ÄúInterstellars lcons¬†‚ÄĚ¬†by Sacha¬†BOURMEYSTER
Anticipation¬†of¬†interstellar icons¬†of George¬†YATRIDES
and monoliths¬†on¬†the novel¬†by Arthur C.¬†CLARKE
and¬†in the movie¬†¬†‚Äú2001:¬†A Space Odyssey¬†”by Stanley Kubrick.