Italy's Largest Bank, The Met Showcase Spatialism Pioneer Lucio Fontana In Historic U.S. Exhibitions

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BY: Natasha Gural

Punctures forced through the front and the back of acrylic on paper glued to canvas engage the eye in an intoxicating dance, as the bold, heavy, and textured brushstrokes send the viewer on a clockwise journey of Lucio Fontana’s "Spatial Concept" (Concetto Spaziale).

The groundbreaking 1951 masterpiece by the painter, sculptor, and theorist regarded as the founder of Spatialism, a movement which sought to synthesize color, sound, space, and movement, is among 23 work on public display at the Italian Cultural Institute in New York until March 6.

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