Lucio Fontana and the Architecture

  • Antonella Chiazza
Keywords: informal art, spatialism, architectural rationalism

Abstract

This article explores the Spatialism in architectural terms, which is at the base of Lucio Fontana’s work after the Second World War. A fundamental and lesser-known aspect of the artist’s work, developed since 1949, is the creation of ‘Ambienti Spaziali’, really and truly architectural spaces that test the perception and often even the sense of balance of visitors. Thus, the article highlights Fontana’s figure as an environmental artist, investigating the artist’s most intimate work and poetics, a topic often neglected by international critics and not highly considered by the most authoritative sources.

Author Biography

Antonella Chiazza

Architect, she is a PhD in Recovery of Ancient Contexts and Innovative Processes in Architecture (Polytechnic School of the University of Palermo). She has published a monograph on the Genius of Palermo (2011), articles and essays in national and international journals, Conference Proceedings and collective volumes.
E-mail: antonellachiazza@tin.it

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Lucio Fontana, Ambiente spaziale, 1967 (credit: Fondazione Lucio Fontana, Foto A. Osio)
Published
2017-12-30
How to Cite
Chiazza, A. (2017) “Lucio Fontana and the Architecture ”, AGATHÓN | International Journal of Architecture, Art and Design, 2(online), pp. 191-196. doi: 10.19229/2464-9309/2252017.
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