Tag Archives: Lucio Fontana

L’Image Volée

IMG_9008 Empty frame of Vincent van Gogh’s Portrait of Dr. Gachet (1890) // Sampling Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main cornice

The exhibition L’Image Volée at the Prada Foundation is a group show curated by one of the artists, Thomas Demand. Categorized into three sections, the exhibition explores the themes of stolen art and images. Whilst some artists steal or alter existing art to make new works, other artists take images from the public, such as television clips and security cameras, as the basis for an artistic piece. The works in this exhibition are sure to steal your breath away.

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Slashed canvas // Francis Bacon // Collection Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane, Dublin

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 Concetto spaziale, Attese // Lucio Fontana — Hisachika Takahashi // 1966 // oil on canvas // Private collection, Milan

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Poster // Lucian Freud // 1988 // ink on paper // Frankfurt am Main

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Nuovecento Museum

IMG_7996In the center of Milan stands the Nuovecento Museum. The tall blue windows enable the visitors to view the Duomo and surrounding piazza. Specializing in 20th century Italian art, the Nuovcento showcases artists such as Mario Merz, Gino Marotta and Lucio Fontana. These are some of my favorite works from the permanent collection.

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Magnetic Surface // Davide Boriani // electrical mechanism in aluminium, glass, iron dust, magnets & 220 volt electrical micro-motor // 1959-1964

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 Zebra (Fibonacci) // Mario Merz // stuffed animal, 12 neon numbers // 1973

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Modular Nature // Gino Marotta // Screen print on transparent methacrylate, 6 elements, variable dimensions // 1966

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Untitled // Jannis Kounellis // untreated iron, jute, travertine, limonite // 1988