An exhibition dedicated to a specific production by Lucio Fontana, the Space Concepts in gold and the ceramic Crucifixions. Fontana will be the first Italian artist of the twentieth century exhibited in the Museum after the exhibitions dedicated to great international figures such as Bacon, Giacometti, Picasso.
Approximately fifty works will be presented including oil paintings in gold and ceramics, mainly produced in the Fifties and Sixties. The exhibition is part of the research program that the Museum has been conducting for years on its exceptional nature as a highly significant place as a combined identity of collection and space that surrounds it.
The inclusion of Fontana's works within the collection, in particular between the paintings of the Renaissance and the Baroque, will help to highlight the constant topicality of a crucial problem in the pictorial research of every time: the concept of "space", its definition, the anxious search for its representation.
To make the inventive apex of Lucio Fontana pregnant, concentration will be on the great artist's gold production. Gold not as a color, but as a maximum and anti-naturalistic abstraction in a context, that of the Borghese Gallery, in which the infinite variety of colors and the multiformity of themes and subjects pervades the whole space...