By Anne Leader
Italo-Argentine artist Lucio Fontana was born on 19 February 1899 in Rosario, Santa Fé. Fontana spent his youth between Buenos Aires and Milan. He worked in a variety of media, developing the movement known as Spazialismo, which he promoted through writings and works like his various pieces entitled “Spatial Concept.” Fontana won Grand Prize for Painting at the 1966 Venice Biennale.
Reference: Renato Barilli. “Fontana, Lucio.” Grove Art Online. Oxford Art Online. Oxford University Press.
Spatial Concept ‘Waiting’ (Concetto spaziale ‘Attesa’), 1960, London: Tate Modern © Fondazione Lucio Fontana, Milan
Spatial Concept (Concetto spaziale ), 1958, London: Tate Modern © Fondazione Lucio Fontana, Milan
Natura (Natura), 1959-60, London: Tate Modern © Fondazione Lucio Fontana, Milan
Concetto spaziale, Attese, 1959. Water-based paint on canvas, olive green, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, Gift, Mrs. Teresita Fontana, Milan, 1977, 77.2322. © 2013 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / SIAE, Rome