Tuesday, February 8, 2011
Lucio Fontana - Opening of Space
Lucio Fontana (19 February 1899 – 7 September 1968) was an Italian (via Argentina) artist, sculptor, and founder of Spatialism. His White Manifesto states, "Matter, colour and sound in motion are the phenomena whose simultaneous development makes up the new art."
"I do not want to make a painting. I want to open up space, create a new dimension for art, be one with the cosmos as it endlessly expands beyond the confine of the picture." (statement, 1965)
Each painting has an undeniably intuitive sense of resolution, a feeling of wholeness through negation.
Lucio Fontana catalogues and videos