Lucio Fontana is widely regarded as one of the most influential artists of the Zero Group. Best known for his tagli—slashed, mainly monochromatic canvases—his works create many challanges for conservators.
The monochrome paint surface is very vulnerable, prone to scratches, rubbing and irreversible damages. The slashes in the canvas on the contrary create a weak point in terms of tension and can lead, in poor environmental conditions, to deformations.
Redivivus has done extensive technical analysis on several Taglis by Lucio Fontana including full conservation and restoration treatments.
Redivivus is highly specialized in the conservation of Modern and Contemporary Art. Modern art presents unique conservation challenges in terms of unconventional materials, inherent vice, and their generally fragile surfaces.
Our process involves consulting the artist, art historians, curators and fellow experts to understand the intentionality and material language of the artist and work. If necessery research and analysis is carried out, during which time the object is examined with advanced scientific analytical tools.