Lucio Fontana

1899–1968

Lucio Fontana, ‘Spatial Concept ‘Waiting’’ 1960
Spatial Concept ‘Waiting’ 1960
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Biography

Lucio Fontana (Italian: [ˈluːtʃo fonˈtaːna]; 19 February 1899 – 7 September 1968) was an Italian painter, sculptor and theorist of Argentine birth. He is mostly known as the founder of Spatialism.

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Artworks

Film and audio

Chance and Intention: Gerhard Richter’s Abstractions

In this talk art historian Benjamin H. D. Buchloh looks in great detail at Richter’s responses to painters like ...

Features

Art Term

School of Altamira

Avant-garde art school (Academia Altamira) in Buenos Aires, Argentina, founded in 1946 with the aim of promoting the idea that ...

Art Term

Spazialismo

Italian movement started by the Argentine-born Italian artist Lucio Fontana in 1947 who, in its manifesto, stated that art should ...

Tate Etc

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Edward Platt , Sasha Devas , Elain Harwood and Wilhelm Sasnal

Edward Platt, Sasha Devas, Elain Harwood and Wilhelm Sasnal reflect on a work in the Tate collection

Tate Etc

'It Is not a lasso, an arabesque, nor a piece of spaghetti': Lucio Fontana

Francesca Pasini

Fontana saw his work as a classic representation of what he called “a spatial environment” and described it as “a ...

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