“Io buco; passa l'infinito di lì, passa la luce, non c'è bisogno di dipingere [...] invece tutti hanno pensato che io volessi distruggere: ma non è vero io ho costruito, non distrutto.!” .
"I hole; the infinite pass through there, the light passes, there is no need to paint [...] but everyone has thought that I wanted to destroy: but it is not true I have built, not destroyed! ".
LUCIO FONTANA (Rosario de Santa Fè 1899 - Comabbio 1968)
Concetto spaziale (1949), cm 33x22,5
penna a sfera, buchi, strappi su carta
firmato e datato in basso a destra
ballpoint pen, holes, rips on paper
signed and dated lower right .
La carta come “materiale sensibile e vario dove agire attraverso il segno, dove concretizzare le proprie idee”, il luogo in cui si misura la ricchezza e la novità dell’ispirazione dell’artista.
I primi “buchi” , datati 1928, sono suggeriti, disegnati con la matita. Nel 1949, anno di realizzazione della carta pubblicata, #Fontana stesso scrive e corregge su un foglio di sua mano “ I buchi: nessuna rivoluzione, una forma intelligente (e corregge barrando intelligente) come un’altra di decorare una tela”. Sono infatti, le carte telate i primi “concetti spaziali” su cui si distribuiscono i nuovi vortici forati sempre dello stesso anno. “Creando la quarta dimensione, il volume è ancora contenuto nello spazio in tutte le sue dimensioni”.
The paper as "sensitive and varied material where to act through the sign, to realize their ideas", the place where the wealth and novelty of the artist's inspiration is measured.
The first "holes", dated 1928, are suggested, drawn with a pencil. In 1949, the year of creation of the published paper, Fontana himself writes and corrects on a sheet by his hand "The holes: no revolution, an intelligent form (and he corrects intelligent barring it) as another to decorate a canvas". In fact, the tarpaulin cards are the first "spatial concepts" on which the new perforated vortices are distributed in the same year. "By creating the #fourthdimension, the volume is still contained in the #space in all its dimensions".
Is reality an unquestionable concept because implies its relation to facts or what it’s known? Or is it defined by its context and so it can be particular? Or could it be distorted?
A dilemma some may have questioned in the France of the 1850s when Realism, a new art movement depicting ordinary, “realistic” subjects, arose just right after the Revolution of 1848.
Manet started his work during this period of time following the characteristics of Realism, until a transition to Modernism took place in 1863 when he presented this painting at the Salon.
His technique and the topic depicted in the canvas, made him the target of many critics who found the work unfinished and obscene.
Few others like Zola, praised the painting describing it as Manet’s greatest work.
After all, art is subjective and resonates with the viewer’s reality.
Édouard Manet was born in Paris on January 23 1832.
Manet. Le Déjeuner sur l’herbe. 1863. @museeorsay#manet#ledejeunersurlherbe#edouardmanet#museedorsay#orsaymuseum#paris#france#modernism#realism#impressionism#painting#masterpieces#arthistory#art#onthisday#instaart#museum#travel#travelmemories#photography
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Paul Cézanne (1839-1906), Nature morte de pêches et poires, 1885-1887. Oil on canvas. 14⅝ x 17¾ in (37.3 x 45.2 cm). Offered in Hidden Treasures on 27 February at Christie’s London.
Auguste Rodin (1840-1917), Le Penseur, petit modèle. Height: 14⅞ in. (37.7 cm.). Conceived in 1881-82; this example cast by Alexis Rudier between 1920-30. Estimate: £1,000,000-2,000,000. Offered in Impressionist and Modern Art Evening Sale on 27 February at Christie's London.
Henri Matisse (1869-1954), Danseuse assise sur une table, fond rouge, 1942. Oil on canvas, 13 x 18⅜ in. (33 x 46.5cm.). Offered in Hidden Treasures on 27 February at Christie’s London.
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