Lucio Fontana

Concetto Spaziale

1957

Concetto spaziale attests Fontana’s Spazialismo, which challenged traditional easel painting by opening it to 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, whether of galactic space or 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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