Lucio
Fontana

Lucio Fontana

Lucio Fontana, born on the 19th of February 1899 in Rosario, Argentina, and deceased the 7th of September 1968 in Comabbio, Italy, is an italian painter and sculptor, founder of the "Spacialiste" Movement, associated to Informal art.

As soon as 1949, Lucio Fontana begins to paint monochromatic surfaces and to "brutalise" them by making holes or incisions in the canva. For Fontana, "the canva is not or is not anymore a shelf but an illusion".