Concetto spaziale (Spatial Concept)

Lucio Fontana

Lucio Fontana - Concetto spaziale (Spatial Concept)
A "hole" or "cut" in the canvas represents an earth-shattering, completely new means of expression, which enabled Fontana to free himself from bonds of picture space and traditional ways of painting. This gesture gradually crystallised from his works from 1947-1949, in which he tried to diversify form and space. In the works of the picture cycle Concetto Spaziale-Teatrini from the mid-1960s, he developed his poetry with refined aestheticism, made present by the never-ending space in the mode of the "theatre". The black frame, separated from the picture itself, links real space, in which the observer is located, with never- ending space, created by a number of small torn openings in the canvas.
measurements: height 110 cm
width 120 cm
material: cement-coated canvas, wood
technique: varnish, cement
inventory number: O 12424
gallery collection: Collection of Modern and Contemporary Art
licence: copyrighted work

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