A tribute to the master of Italian "spatialism", protagonist of the Informal period, a great experimenter with advanced spatial and chromatic forms.
[Fontana / General catalogue] The general catalogue of the works of Fontana represents a compendium of years of activity of the Archivio Lucio Fontana, of rigorous checking of the authenticity of works and meticulous updating. It presents the complete oeuvre of the artist in historical-critical terms.
In chronological order, the volume covers the sculptures of the years 1926-50, the Environments created to be neither painting nor sculpture, but “forms, color, sound through spaces”, and the Spatial Concepts, where the issue of space is approached through perforation and cutting of the surface.
Enrico Crispolti, who took part in the artistic path of Fontana, offers documentary study of all the works. His authoritative voice makes the catalogue an essential, up-to-date tool of knowledge and documentation for scholars, museums, collectors and art dealers.