© Lucio Fontana by SIAE / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2013
Concetto Spaziale – Attese (Spatial Concept – Expectations)
Oil on canvas, cut four times
Inv. No. SG 1240
92 × 73 cm
Like Klein, the Argentine-Italian artist Lucio Fontana (1899–1968) likewise immersed a great number of his canvases in monochrome colouration. In his concept for opening space, however, he went a decisive step further: with a sharp razor he cut slits into the surface in order to create the so-called spatial expectation, which dissolves the boundaries of the actual painting.