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拍品詳情

當代藝術日拍

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Lucio Fontana
1899-1968年
CONCETTO SPAZIALE, (TEATRINO)
signed and titled on the reverse
waterpaint on canvas and lacquered wood frame
110.5 by 110.5cm.; 43 1/4 by 43 1/4 in.
Executed in 1965.
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來源

Alexander Iolas Gallery, Paris
Acquired directly from the above by the present owner in 1974

出版

Enrico Crispolti, Lucio Fontana, Catalogo Generale, vol. II, Milan 1974, p. 168, no. 65 TE 13, illustrated
Enrico Crispolti, Lucio Fontana, Catalogo Generale, vol. II, Milan 1986, p. 592, no. 65 TE 13, illustrated
Enrico Crispolti, Lucio Fontana, Catalogo Generale, vol. II, Milan 2006, p. 778, no. 65 TE 13, illustrated

相關資料

Concetto Spaziale, (Teatrino) is the culmination of Fontana’s explorations into a highly visual and arresting series created in 1965 called ‘Teatrini’ or ‘little theatres’.  Employing the concept of a confined theatrical space, Fontana produced an exquisitely designed lacquered wooden frame to act as the stage. It sits in front of the monochromatic backdrop casting a delicate lonely shadow upon this ‘scenery’.  Our attention is drawn to centre stage by the delicate, perfectly circular perforations made by the punctured ‘bucci’ that metaphorically open up the pictorial area.

Fontana stated that the inspiration for the ‘Teatrini’ were “forms that man imagines in space” (the artist cited in: Pia Gottschaller, Lucio Fontana: The Artists Materials, Los Angeles 2012, p.114).

The artist usually pierced the holes with long nails after the stretcher and the canvas had been fastened in order to produce the delicate voids that are so integral to his explorations into pictorial space. Fontana explains, “the surface cannot be confined within the edges of the canvas, it extends into the surrounding space.” (The artist in conversation with Daniele Palaozzi in Bit, no.5, Milan 1967)

The monochrome backdrop echoes a calm cloudy sky or poignantly the expanse of the cosmos, which Fontana would often turn to in order to capture a spirituality which resonates throughout his oeuvre. The intricate lacquered frame seems to want to expand, and creates a feeling of spatiality and a three-dimensionality.

“In the Teatrini it is possible to achieve a sort of contemporary unity between image, object, material and that ‘philosophical’ state to which the artist often draws attention as the new idea. The man in space is alone, alone facing infinity.” (the artist quoted in: Exhibition Catalogue, Rome, Palazzo delle Espozioni, Lucio Fontana, 1998, p.245)

當代藝術日拍

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