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Lucio Fontana

Concetto spaziale, 1964

Oil on canvas
21 7/10 × 18 1/10 in
55 × 46 cm
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"The discovery of the cosmos opens up a new dimension, the Infinite, so I make a hole in the …

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"The discovery of the cosmos opens up a new dimension, the Infinite, so I make a hole in the canvas, which was the basis of all the arts, and I have created an infinite dimension.” - Lucio Fontana

Created at the height of Lucio Fontana’s groundbreaking career, Concetto spaziale, 1964, viscerally confronts the …

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Signed "l. fontana" lower right; further signed and titled "l. fontana "Conzetto Spaziale"" on the reverse
Lucio Fontana
Italian, Argentine born, 1899–1968
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Throughout his prolific career, Lucio Fontana demonstrated a relentless interest in the relationship between surface and dimensionality. Fontana formulated the theory of Spatialism in a series of manifestos dating from the late 1940s to early 1950s, proposing that matter should be infiltrated by energy in order to generate dimensional, dynamic artistic forms. Fontana implemented this theory in his series Concetto Spaziale (‘spatial concept’), punching holes in the picture plane and slicing through his canvases in order to expose the dimensional space beneath. Fontana’s innovative theories prefigured later developments in environmental art, performance art, and Arte Povera.

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About the work
Exhibition history
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P
Phillips

"The discovery of the cosmos opens up a new dimension, the Infinite, so I make a hole in the …

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"The discovery of the cosmos opens up a new dimension, the Infinite, so I make a hole in the canvas, which was the basis of all the arts, and I have created an infinite dimension.” - Lucio Fontana

Created at the height of Lucio Fontana’s groundbreaking career, Concetto spaziale, 1964, viscerally confronts the …

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Signature
Signed "l. fontana" lower right; further signed and titled "l. fontana "Conzetto Spaziale"" on the reverse
Lucio Fontana
Italian, Argentine born, 1899–1968
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Throughout his prolific career, Lucio Fontana demonstrated a relentless interest in the relationship between surface and dimensionality. Fontana formulated the theory of Spatialism in a series of manifestos dating from the late 1940s to early 1950s, proposing that matter should be infiltrated by energy in order to generate dimensional, dynamic artistic forms. Fontana implemented this theory in his series Concetto Spaziale (‘spatial concept’), punching holes in the picture plane and slicing through his canvases in order to expose the dimensional space beneath. Fontana’s innovative theories prefigured later developments in environmental art, performance art, and Arte Povera.

Lucio Fontana

Concetto spaziale, 1964

Oil on canvas
21 7/10 × 18 1/10 in
55 × 46 cm
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