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Copyright Fondazione Lucio Fontana
 Fontana, Lucio (1899 - 1968)
Italy

Concetto Spaziale, 1958

Oil on fiber (Masonite);
68 x 86.5 cm
Spatialism

UID 102-201



Biography

Italian painter, sculptor and theorist, Fontana was born in Argentina but moved to Milan with his family in 1905. In 1922, returned to Buenos Aires where he set up his own studio for sculpture in 1924. Between 1928 and 1930, he studied at the Accademia di Brera. Some years later, he cut his links with the Novecento group and, in 1934, joined Abstraction-Création. He then began taking part in exhibitions held by the Corrente group. In 1937, he moved towards the neo-expressionist currents that were appearing in Italian cities in reaction to the Novecento group. During the Second World War, Fontana returned to Argentina where he founded the Altamira Academy with the artists Jorge Romero Brest and Jorge Larco. At the end of the 40s, beginning of the 50s, he finally opted for abstraction, with his monochromatic canvases which were ripped and perforated. He returned to Italy in 1948 and one of his last works was a series of Teatrini (small theatres). He was awarded first prize for painting at the 1966 Venice Biennale and had his first major retrospective at the Walker Art Center, in Minneapolis.



Exhibitions

Lucio Fontana
Centro de Artes Visuales del Instituto Torcuato di Tella, Argentina
01-01-1966 ~ 31-12-1966

The Spatial Concept of Art
University of Texas Art Museum, USA
01-01-1966 ~ 31-12-1966

Lucio Fontana
Panicali Gallery, USA
01-01-1988 ~ 30-12-1988

Lucio Fontana
Galleria Civica d'Arte Moderna, Italy
01-01-1970 ~ 31-12-1970

Lucio Fontana: El espacio como exploration
Palácio Velazques, Spain
01-01-1982 ~ 31-12-1982

Castellani, Manzoni e Fontana
Padiglione d'Arte Contemporanea, Italy
01-01-1984 ~ 30-12-1984

Lucio Fontana
Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, France
01-01-1970 ~ 31-12-1970

Lucio Fontana
Galerie Neuendorf, Germany
01-01-1987 ~ 31-12-1988

Here and Now: On Minimal Art in The Berardo Collection
Sintra Museu de Arte Moderna - Colecção Berardo (SMAM-CB), Portugal
18-10-2003 ~ 22-02-2004

Arte Povera in The Berardo Collection
Centro das Artes Casa das Mudas, Calheta, Madeira, Portugal
15-10-2005 ~ 31-12-2005

A Look at The Berardo Collection
Museu de José Malhoa, Portugal
23-07-2001 ~ 26-10-2001

Uma Escolha numa Colecção Particular
Galeria Valentim de Carvalho, Portugal
08-07-1993 ~ 28-07-1993

The Berardo Collection
Sintra Museu de Arte Moderna - Colecção Berardo (SMAM-CB), Portugal
17-05-1997 ~ 31-08-1997

Face - a - Face
Sintra Museu de Arte Moderna - Colecção Berardo (SMAM-CB), Portugal
02-10-2001 ~ 30-04-2001

Territórios Singulares na Colecção Berardo
Sintra Museu de Arte Moderna - Colecção Berardo (SMAM-CB), Portugal
22-10-2002 ~ 28-02-2003

A Look at The Berardo Collection
Sintra Museu de Arte Moderna - Colecção Berardo (SMAM-CB), Portugal
18-06-2000 ~ 30-09-2000

Durante o Fim - Rui Chafes
Sintra Museu de Arte Moderna - Colecção Berardo (SMAM-CB), Portugal
15-10-2000 ~ 14-01-2001

Berardo Museum Opening
Museu Colecção Berardo, Portugal
25-06-2007 ~ 09-09-2007

Arriscar o Real
Museu Colecção Berardo, Portugal
08-06-2009 ~ 30-09-2009

Paradise Motel
Museu Colecção Berardo, Portugal
13-11-2010 ~ 26-12-2011


Bibliography

Here and Now: On Minimal Art in The Berardo Collection, 2003
Published by Sintra Museu de Arte Moderna - Colecção Berardo
ISBN 972990300X

Azimuth e Azimut, 1959: Castellani, Manzoni e ..., 1984
Published by Padiglione d'Arte Contemporanea

Fontana Catalogo Generale, vol. II, 1986

Fontana Catalogue Raisonné, vol II, Brussels, 1974

Lucio Fontana, 1966
Published by Centro de Artes Visuales del Instituto Torcuato di Tella

Lucio Fontana, 1988
Published by Panicali Gallery

Lucio Fontana, 1987
Published by Galerie Neuendorf

Lucio Fontana, 1970
Published by Musée d' Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris

Lucio Fontana, 1970
Published by Galleria Civica d'Arte Moderna

Lucio Fontana: El espacio como exploración, 1982
Published by Palacio de Velasques

Sotheby's, Contemporary Art Including Property from Charlotte Moorman Estate, London, Thursday, 24th June 1993, lot 48, 1993
Published by Sotheby´s

Territórios Singulares na Colecção Berardo, 2002
Published by Sintra Museu de Arte Moderna - Colecção Berardo
ISBN 972974288X

The Berardo Collection – Sintra Museum of Modern Art, 1996
Published by Sintra Museu de Arte Moderna - Colecção Berardo
ISBN 9729739105

The Spatial Concept of Art, 1966

A Look at The Berardo Collection, 2000
Published by Sintra Museu de Arte Moderna - Colecção Berardo
ISBN 9729742839







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