"I Buchi - Holes (1949-1968)"
This cycle includes pictures featuring constellations of "holes" made in the surface of the canvas. For Fontana, this series began in 1949 and continued through the following years. The first works displayed a whirl of holes; while from 1950 onwards the whirls were replaced by holes arranged on the basis of more regular sequences. The "Holes" have a purely "spatial" origin, stemming from the most active and profound period of this field of research. As well as being purely graphic features on the canvas, the significance of the holes lies in the fact they are to be considered as true openings leading towards further space.