Thursday, April 14, 2011

INSPIRATION LUCIO FONTANA 1960... Alexander Wang FW 2011//12

"Ambiente spaziale con tagli" created by Lucio Fontana in 1960 for a friend in Milan [left] and  an outfit from Alexander Wang's collection for next winter [right].
Lucio Fontana [1899-1968], an Italian painter and sculptor, is mostly known as the founder of Spatialism and his ties to Arte Povera. He executes the first perforated canvasses in 1949, and they all carry the title "Concetto spaziale" [Space Concept]. Lucio Fontana pierces the canvas, thus opening the image area, entirely doing without the conventional illusionist means of composition.