Lucio Fontana

Concetto Spaziale


Concetto spaziale represents Lucio Fontana’s interpretion of Spazialismo, which challenged traditional easel painting by introducing new dimensions of space and time, emulating the discoveries of science and technology. Fontana manifested this by perforating the canvas with an awl, creating scattered holes. This work evokes a transforming cosmic energy taking place in agalaxy or on a planetary body.

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Artist Lucio Fontana
Date 1957
Medium Oil, sand and glitter on canvas
Dimensions 115.6 x 88.9 cm
Credit line Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, New York, Hannelore B. and Rudolph B. Schulhof Collection, bequest of Hannelore B. Schulhof, 2012
Accession 2012.55
Collection Schulhof Collection
Type Painting

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