spatialism

Discipline: Art

(c. 1946)

Movement founded by the Italian artist LUCIO FONTANA (1899-1968) as the movimento spaziale, its tenets were repeated in manifestos between 1947 and 1954.

Combining elements of concrete art, dada and tachism, the movement's adherents rejected easel painting and embraced new technological developments, seeking to incorporate time and movement in their works. FONTANA's slashed and pierced paintings exemplify his theses.

Sources:
L Fontana, Manifesto Blanco (Buenos Aires, 1946)
G Giani, Spazialismo (Milan, 1956)

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