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Attended 4 Blue Cuts" is a work by the Italian artist Lucio Fontana, known for being one of the founders of the artistic movement called "Spatialism" or "Spatial Art." The work is an emblematic example of his series of "Cuts" – creations in which Fontana experimented with the two-dimensional surface of the canvas, puncturing it with sharp and precise cuts.
In the case of "Attended 4 Blue Cuts," the artwork features a painted blue canvas, upon which four vertical cuts are made. These cuts, more than merely representing a surface injury, take on a spatial and tactile quality. They transform the canvas into an opening towards the beyond, creating an interaction between art and the surrounding space.
Fontana intended to explore the idea of creating new artistic dimensions, breaking away from the traditional conception of painting as a two- dimensional surface. His "Cuts" invited the viewer to consider the artwork not only as a static object but as an entity that interacts with the surrounding environment and the audience itself.
"Attended 4 Blue Cuts" represents a pivotal point in Lucio Fontana's career and his pursuit of blending art with the concept of three-dimensional space.
Galleria Il Castello, Milano
Galleria Il Mappamondo Milano
Enrico Crispolti, Lucio Fontana, Catalogo Generale, Vol. I, Milan, 1986, cat p. 333, illustrated n. 60T119. Enrico Crispolti, Lucio Fontana, Catalogo Generale, Vol. I, Milan, 2006, cat. no. 60 T 119, p. 502, illustrated