Lucio Fontana, ‘Studies for 'Concetto spaziale'’, 1954, Drawing, Collage or other Work on Paper, Black Indian ink on extra-strong paper, ArtRite
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Studies for 'Concetto spaziale', 1954

Black Indian ink on extra-strong paper
11 × 8 3/5 in
28 × 21.8 cm
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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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Work accompanied by the certificate of authenticity released by the Fondazione Lucio Fontana (no. 4261/1)

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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

Studies for 'Concetto spaziale', 1954

Black Indian ink on extra-strong paper
11 × 8 3/5 in
28 × 21.8 cm
.
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