Fontana used monochrome from the start of his career, with a preference for white, which he considered the "purest, least complicated" and "most understandable" medium to express his vision of "pure, spatial and cosmic philosophy" (Enrico Crispolti, Lucio Fontana, Catalogue Raisonné des Peintures et Environnements Spatiaux, Volume I, Brussels, 1974, page 137).
With very few resources involved and empty space used as a structural element, Concetto Spaziale, Attese is indicative of the theories the artist put forward in his 1946 Manifesto Blanco, which laid the foundations of spatial art and announced his second manifesto.
Both a theoretician and a fine artist, Fontana blurred the lines between traditional genres and broke with "easel painting" in order to synthetize "color, sound, movement and space" by "giving idea and movement precedence over matter". It is through quintessential pieces like the outstanding Concetto Spaziale, Attese that he paved the way for a long line of artists, among which the very avant-garde ZERO group and the Arte Povera movement, of which he appears to be the spiritual father.
I choose white because it is the purest of all the colours.
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