Thursday, 21 February 2008

Lucio Fontana

The work of Argentine born artist Lucio Fontana first came to my attention when I flipped through the new book on Belgian antiquarian extraordinaire, Axel Vervoordt (see first image). His most notable work features painted canvas with a series of blade cuts, which, as you can see, gives an interesting extra dimension to them. He has pieces in the permanent collections of the Moma New York, and the Guggenheim. And if I'm lucky, mine also one day....

From "Axel Vervoordt: Timeless Interiors" by Armelle Baron.

Another Axel Vervoordt interior, on the cover of the Assouline published "Axel Vervoordt, the story of a style" by Meredith Etherington-Smith.

An interior by Veere Grenney, left of the fireplace.

Spacial Concept, Expectations, 1959. From the Guggenheim collection.

Spacial Concept, Expectations, 1959. From the Moma NY collection.

2 comments:

Patricia Gray said...

The beauty is in the utter simplicity!! I could stare at these pieces and never tire of them.

Bayou Contessa said...

Amazing that these pieces were done in the 1950's, because they seem so timely. Fontana's "art for the Space Age" is as relevant now as it was when he created it, and I think he was a genius in his simplicity.