Lucio Fontana’s “White Via Crucis”

Between 1947 and 1957, sculptor Lucio Fontana (1899-1968) created three series dedicated to the “Stations of the Cross”.

Here we showcase fourteen octagonal tiles of the so-called “White Via Crucis” – nicknamed after the 2011 critical essay by Paolo Biscottini – that the great artist conceived between 1955 and 1956, in collaboration with architect Marco Zanuso. The series was meant to decorate the chapel of Milan’s Ada Bolchini Dell’Acqua Kindergarten and Daycare, an institution founded to help single mothers.

The fourteen enameled, white ceramic tiles represent the Stations of the Cross, that is scenes from the day in which Jesus had to walk to Calvary for crucifixion. They are kept in Milan’s Museo Diocesano.

Lucio Fontana’s “White Via Crucis”

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