Concetto spaziale - Attese, Lucio Fontana
Lucio Fontana
Concetto spaziale - Attese
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Lucio Fontana

Concetto spaziale - Attese, 1962 – 1963


Dimensions
92.0 x 73.0 cm
Physical Description
Oil on canvas, cut four times
Inventory Number
SG 1240
Acquisition
Acquired in 1974
Status
On display

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About the Work

An illusion destroyed: the canvas displays four cuts. For centuries, the semblance of space was created in painting by means of perspective and the modelling of light and shade. By slashing the canvas – which, as the picture support, is the basic condition for all painting – Lucio Fontana breaks with this tradition. He transforms the canvas into a relief and, in the process, the colour becomes a spatial element. But a new, imaginary space also opens up behind the work, and is united with real space through the cut surface.

Work Data

Basic Information

Title
Concetto spaziale - Attese (Original Title)
Title Translation
Spatial Concept - Expectations
Painter
Period Produced
School
Object Type
Physical Description
Oil on canvas, cut four times
Material
Technique

Property and Acquisition

Institution
Administration
Collection
Picture Copyright
© Lucio Fontana by SIAE / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2019, Foto: U. Edelmann
Acquisition
Acquired in 1974

Work Content

Motifs and References

Genre
Main Motif

Iconclass

Primary
  • 0 Abstract, Non-representational Art
  • 22C4(BLUE) colours, pigments, and paints: blue
Secondary
  • 49D43 prism ~ stereometry
  • 51I Space
  • 49D32 line (~ planimetry, geometry)

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15.05.2019