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Lucio Fontana – Concetto Spaziale

Lucio Fontana, Concetto Spaziale is an original etching with aquatint and embossing with punched holes.  This print made in 1968 is signed and dated in the lower right, and numbered in the lower left from the edition of 210. Ruhe & Rigo E-47.

Throughout his prolific career, Lucio Fontana demonstrated a relentless interest in the relationship between surface and dimensionality. Fontana formulated the theory of Spatialism in a series of manifestos dating from the late 1940s to early 1950s, proposing that matter should be infiltrated by energy in order to generate dimensional, dynamic artistic forms. Fontana implemented this theory in his series Concetto Spaziale (‘spatial concept’), punching holes in the picture plane and slicing through his canvases in order to expose the dimensional space beneath. Fontana’s innovative theories prefigured later developments in environmental art, performance art, and Arte Povera.

Title

Concetto Spaziale

Medium

Aquatint, Etching

Year

1968

Edition

210

Signature

Signed, dated, numbered

Catalogue Raisonné

Ruhe & Rigo E-47

Size 18.5 x 25 (in)
48 x 64 (cm)
Price SOLD
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Lucio Fontana, Concetto Spaziale is an original etching with aquatint and embossing with punched holes.  This print made in 1968 is signed and dated in the lower right, and numbered in the lower left from the edition of 210. Ruhe & Rigo E-47.

Throughout his prolific career, Lucio Fontana demonstrated a relentless interest in the relationship between surface and dimensionality. Fontana formulated the theory of Spatialism in a series of manifestos dating from the late 1940s to early 1950s, proposing that matter should be infiltrated by energy in order to generate dimensional, dynamic artistic forms. Fontana implemented this theory in his series Concetto Spaziale (‘spatial concept’), punching holes in the picture plane and slicing through his canvases in order to expose the dimensional space beneath. Fontana’s innovative theories prefigured later developments in environmental art, performance art, and Arte Povera.

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Title

Concetto Spaziale

Medium

Aquatint, Etching

Year

1968

Edition

210

Signature

Signed, dated, numbered

Catalogue Raisonné

Ruhe & Rigo E-47

Size 18.5 x 25 (in)
48 x 64 (cm)
Price SOLD