Sunday, 26 June 2011

Ambiente Bianco

I was ecstatic to find Lucio Fontana's Ambiente Bianco when I visited Chicago's Museum of Contemporary Art in 2009.  Fontana, best known for his slashed monochromatic canvases, believed that an image should not be confined to two dimensions.  His attempt to transform the painted surface to a three-dimensional spatial experience culminated in the creation of this work.  Walking into this totally white room is like immersing yourself into his white slashed canvas.  Ethereal is the word to describe it.


  1. they look much more contemporary than his slash works. beautiful stuff.

  2. I know. That was a really nice surprise.