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, lower level, Contemporary Art

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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.

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  • Was passiert, wenn die Malerei die Wand verlässt? – Kunst nach 1945 im Städel Museum
    Jahrhundertelang ging es in der Malerei um die Illusion von Räumlichkeit. Lucio Fontanas "Concetto spaziale" (ab 1962) war im wahrsten Sinne des Wortes ein einschneidendes Ereignis – die Illusion wurde gebrochen. Was passierte danach? Kunsthistorikerin Iris Hasler spricht über die Grenzüberschreitungen von Fontana, Günther Uecker oder Isa Genzken. Mehr Infos zu den Werken gibt es in unserer Digitalen Sammlung: https://sammlung.staedelmuseum.de/de Und mehr Infos zur Neupräsentation der Gegenwartskunst sind über unsere Website abrufbar: https://www.staedelmuseum.de/de/ausstellungen/zurueck-die-gegenwart

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
Creditline
Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main
Picture Copyright
© Lucio Fontana by SIAE / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2021, 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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Last update

06.09.2021