Lucio FONTANA

" Colour, an element of space; sound, an element of time; and movement, unfolding in space and time. "

 

A great representative of Spatialism, Lucio Fontana is an Italian painter and sculptor of Argentine origin, a great visionary of the 20th century. Fontana’s work has left its mark on several generations of artists, from Yves Klein to the present day. His fascination with the exploration of space led him to develop his now-famous "spatialist" theory, based on a reflection around art, time, space, and futurism. At the end of the 1940s, the artist began to deepen this “spatial” research in the field of painting, with canvases whose surface was pierced with holes. His works will then go beyond the traditional genres of painting and sculpture: the emphasis is on the idea, movement, gesture and no longer on the matter.