Lucio FontanaItalian-born Argentine artist Lucio Fontana, who lived from 1899 to 1968, was a famous artist known for combining different mediums to create a new art form. His contributions to the art movements in Italy in the 1960s made him an influential artist for many.
After working for his father, who was a sculptor in his early years, Fontana opened his own studio in the mid-1920s before moving to Milan to officially begin his training. He was the patroness of the famous sculptor Adolf Wildt. Wildt taught him various techniques for using gilded plaster and using plasticity in unique ways. Fontana also attended the Accademia di Brera in 1928, where he began to develop his creative talent.
Fontana rose to prominence in 1930 when he presented his first real exhibition in Milan.
Lucio Fontana StyleIn 1934 he created Harpooner, which illustrated the artist's style at the time. A few years later, however, he abandoned the then rather rigid sculptural style in exchange for a more abstract form of art. He collaborated with other abstract and expressionist painters and was greatly influenced by them.
Fontana joined the group Abstracion - Creation in France in 1935. This led him to create sculptures from an expressive perspective, focusing more on emotions and feelings than reality. In 1939 he became a member of the group of expressionist artists known as Corrente. Outside of Milan, this group traveled around Europe for exhibitions of their work.
Fontana also owned a clay artifact with a rather impressive ceramic collection. He created Horses in 1937. In 1946, he returned to Argentina and opened a school. This is where he wrote what is called the White Manifesto with a group of his students. It was at this time that he began to come up with some of his other theories, which later helped form the idea behind Spatialism. He wholeheartedly supported the theory and wrote his own collection of manifestos to prove it. His manifesto marked the beginning of embracing the fusion of art and the scientific process. He began to reject normal views of art, questioning the use of traditional canvas, paper, and other two-dimensional platforms.
The spatialism movement saw Lucio and other spatialists offer unconventional methods for creating art. Three- and four-dimensional works were created, and color was often used as an object rather than an idea. The use of neon lights, television, and other modern technologies of the time were key elements in Spatialism. In 1947, Lucio created a work of art known as the Black Spatial Environment. With this idea, an all-black room was made to show the use of the environment as a canvas. In the years that followed, Fontana's work continued to embody the Spatialism movement.
Lucio Fontana Famous Paintings, Works
Fontana, who died at the age of 69, went back to; White Manifesto (1946) Concetto Spaziale (1951), Concetto spaziale (1955), Concetto Spaziale (1957), Concetto spaziale, Attese (1965) and many more.
Lucio Fontana Paintings, Oil Paint Reproduction, Canvas Prints, Drawing Paper, High Resolution Image Sales
Lucio Fontana‘s works are drawn by master painters as oil painting reproductions. We also sell canvas prints, art drawing paper prints, and high resolution image (picture). Canvas is printed on high quality linen using original interior paints; prints have vibrantly colored and realistic. Optionally, oil paint brush effects are made on canvas sales. Drawing paper prints is done on 250 grams thick paint paper. Our art experts perform quality control for artistic aesthetics before products are shipped to the customer.