Lucio Fontana | the artist
Born Febr 19 1899, Rosario di Santa Fé, Argentina.
Died Sept 7 1968, Comabbio, Italy.
Original artworks, prints, exhibition posters, monographs, books, collectibles.
Founder of the art movement ‘Spatialism’ or ‘Movimento Spaziale’. Spatialism combines ideas from the Dada movement, Tachism and Concrete art. Fontana wanted to create art for “a new age” that would show the “real space of the world.”  What separated the movement from Abstract Expressionism was the concept of eradicating the art of the easel and paint, and try to capture movement and time as the main tenets in the work. Fontana’s most famous works are his slashed canvases, which broke right through the picture plane.