The Easel

There’s a Reason Why Lucio Fontana’s 60-Year-Old Art Feels Vital Right Now

Fontana has “muffled visibility” a hangover, perhaps, from having once worked for Mussolini.  A retrospective shows this neglect is unwarranted. Fontana pioneered “spatialism”, using light and colour to create an immersive viewer experience. And he took to making refined cuts in his canvasses, breaking the picture plane to reveal a dark void. For some, this alone secures his place in art history.