1899 - 1968
Born in Rosario di Santa Fé (), died in Varese ().
The Argentine-Italian visual artist Lucio Fontana (1899-1968) has broadened and deepened the avant-garde of the mid-twentieth century with new concepts such as environments and Spatialism. His oeuvre consists mainly of abstract work; monochrome paintings and massive sculptures that he cuts into to add a spatial dimension. He calls this type of work work Concetto Spaziale or 'spatial concept'. Fontana brings image and space together by adding a visible intervention whereby the light becomes involved in the perception of the canvas or object. With Fontana there is no longer any question of different disciplines such as painting or sculpture, but rather of an integrated work that fuses elements of the installation (the artwork as a built-up object), the performance (the incision as action) and the environment (the artwork as environmental element).
Text: Hans Willemse
Translations: Michael Meert
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• 0791 • Untitled
Geert Verbeke, GAL, Lucio Fontana, Jef Verheyen, • 0791 • Untitled, 1962. Sculpture, paint on slate, perforated.
Concetto Spaziale: Attese
Lucio Fontana, Concetto Spaziale: Attese. Painting, oil, canvas, 130,5 x 97,2 cm.
SE LIBERER EST L'ACTION D...
Jef Verheyen, Lucio Fontana, SE LIBERER EST L'ACTION DE L'ESPRIT INDIVIDUEL, 1959. Text, ink on paper, 32,5 x 25,5 cm (folded).
Le refuge insolite d'un h...
Jef Verheyen, Lucio Fontana, Louis Bogaerts, Eveline Schlumberger, Le refuge insolite d'un homme d'affaires philosophe, 1961. Article, ink on paper, 8 pages.
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The collection XXIX – Spi...
20 January 2012 - 29 April 2012.
Curated by Bart De Baere, Jan De Vree, Anders Kreuger (M HKA) en Charles Esche and Steven ten Thije (Van Abbe Museum) Spirits of In
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Het Concrete [The Concrete]
The Concrete brings together ‘optical’ and ‘kinetic’ works created in the late 1950s and early 1960s. The works are based on tangible materia
Jef Verheyen - OEUVRE
Il est bon de vivre en ces temps-ci. Un tournant s'annonce qui sera essentiel dans l'Histoire. Il semble que tout incline vers sa juste vale
Jef Verheyen - Works from...
Around 1960, the artist further elaborates on his Zwarte Ruimte or ‘Black Space’. He conceives his series De 4 Elementen (‘The Four Elements’