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Lucio Fontana, ‘Testa di medusa (Head of Medusa)’, 1948-1954, Fondazione Prada
Lucio Fontana, ‘Testa di medusa (Head of Medusa)’, 1948-1954, Fondazione Prada
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Lucio Fontana

Testa di medusa (Head of Medusa), 1948-1954

Location
Milan, Venice, Milano, Miami
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Exhibition history
Fondazione Prada
Milan, Venice, +2 more

In the background:

Charles Atlas, "Teach" 1992-1998

In the background:

Charles Atlas, "Teach" 1992-1998

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Installation
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Photo by Attilio Maranzano. Courtesy Fondazione Prada
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, ‘Testa di medusa (Head of Medusa)’, 1948-1954, Fondazione Prada
Lucio Fontana, ‘Testa di medusa (Head of Medusa)’, 1948-1954, Fondazione Prada
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About the work
Exhibition history
Fondazione Prada
Milan, Venice, +2 more

In the background:

Charles Atlas, "Teach" 1992-1998

In the background:

Charles Atlas, "Teach" 1992-1998

Medium
Installation
Image rights
Photo by Attilio Maranzano. Courtesy Fondazione Prada
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

Testa di medusa (Head of Medusa), 1948-1954

Location
Milan, Venice, Milano, Miami
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