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Lucio Fontana

Lucio Fontana

(Rosario, 19 February 1899 – Comabbio, 7 September 1968)

He was the founder of Spatialism. Since 1949, breaking the canvas with holes and cuts, he overcame the traditional distinction between painting and sculpture.
Space ceased to be the object of representation according to the conventional rules of perspective.
The very surface of the canvas, interrupting itself through reliefs and recesses, came into direct contact with the real space and light. His monochrome canvases, often spray-painted, bear the mark of precise and confident gestures, where the artist having abandoned his brushes now uses razor blades.
Everything is played on the shadows with which, especially the grazing light, underlines the solutions of continuity.