Lucio Fontana at the Bellas Artes...

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Hombre del Delta, by Lucio Fontana
Measures: 145 x 57 x 50 cm
Medusa, by Lucio Fontana (1941)
Technique: painted ceramics / Measures: 50 x 40 x 40 cm
15/05/17 - Room 33 of the Bellas Artes currently displays the artworks by Lucio Fontana (1899-1968) which belong to public collections in Argentina. Fontana lived between two countries: Argentina (where he was born) and Italy, more specifically Varese, where he died. In Europe he went on experimenting with space, cuts and going beyond the bi-dimension of the canvas. Fortunately we have here many of his first approaches to the Spacial Concept and amazing figurative sculptures. The exhibition at the Bellas Arts is historic and allows us to understand the evolution of Fontana's experimentation.
Concetto Spaziale, Buchi (59 CA 1), by Lucio Fontana (1959)
Technique: oil on paper, over canvas / Measures: 97 x 134 cm
Concepto Espacial, Espera / El Jardinero está arreglando el jardín, by Lucio Fontana (circa 1959)
Natural canvas with cuts / Measures: 65 x 72.5 cm
Concetto Spaziale, Atesse (60 T 2), by Lucio Fontana (1960)
Technique: water paint on canvas / Measures: 87 x 136 cm
Concetto Spaziale, Atesse (66T 53), de Lucio Fontana (1966)
Water paint on canvas and wood / Measures: 83 x 64 cm
Almost all Contemporary and Modern Art Fairs include works by Fontana. His canvases look similar and their values range as much as 1 million dollars, as we could see in Sotheby's last auctionDuring the first week of May in New York, at the TEFAF Art Fair, which specializes in Modern Art, the galleries Tina Kim of New York, Cardi Gallery of London and Milano, Dickinson of London and New York, Ben Brown Fine Arts of London and Robilant + Voena of London, Milano and Saint Moritz all presented artworks by Fontana, demonstrating that the market still workships him.
Fontana was an artist who, in a quick, clear and decisive process, broke up with all previous traditions. His revolution meant the creation of space, excommunicating all his works with deep cuts on the canvas. That gesture linked the inner space with the outer space, what you have here with what's beyond the canvas.

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