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Lucio Fontana

Concetto Spaziale (Bianco), 1968

3D multiple in white plastic
11 4/5 × 11 4/5 × 4/5 in
30 × 30 × 2 cm
This is an editioned multiple.
£5,000 - 7,500
location
Bristol
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Lougher Contemporary
Bristol
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Italian painter, sculptor, and theorist Lucio Fontana is known as the founder of Spatialism, and an …

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Italian painter, sculptor, and theorist Lucio Fontana is known as the founder of Spatialism, and an important Arte Povera artist and Futurist. After spending the 1930s and '40s in Italy and France, he returned to Argentina where he helped found the Altamira Academy. It was at this time that he created his theories …

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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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Lougher Contemporary
Bristol
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Italian painter, sculptor, and theorist Lucio Fontana is known as the founder of Spatialism, and an …

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Italian painter, sculptor, and theorist Lucio Fontana is known as the founder of Spatialism, and an important Arte Povera artist and Futurist. After spending the 1930s and '40s in Italy and France, he returned to Argentina where he helped found the Altamira Academy. It was at this time that he created his theories …

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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 (Bianco), 1968

3D multiple in white plastic
11 4/5 × 11 4/5 × 4/5 in
30 × 30 × 2 cm
This is an editioned multiple.
£5,000 - 7,500
location
Bristol
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