With its wide variety in a unique oval size 178 x 123 cm, the sub-series La Fine di Dio consists of 38 oil paintings made in 1963 and 1964 that mark the peak of the philosophical thought of Fontana. The 6 Onement by Barnett Newman had been another representation of the creation of the cosmos.
From one work to another, the always monochrome color leads the oval from the feeder egg to the planetary orbite. The more or less large and more or less spaced holes display the constitution or the explosion of the universe. The end of God is not a death but an incapacity to reach him in the new understanding of the complexity of the egg and of the vastness of the cosmos, opening the post-theological era.
Some examples of Concetto Spaziale - Fine di Dio were painted in a deep black that is a direct evocation of the night sky. The opus 63FD22 is pierced with large evenly spaced holes. Some large holes, but not all, are surrounded by a cohort of smaller holes forming the beginning of a spiral, like the birth of a subsystem ready for takeoff.
63FD22 estimated £ 15M for sale by Sotheby's in London on October 15, lot 17.
63FD23 is the subsequent state of the cosmos, similar in design except that among the big holes only those in the center have survived, while the smaller holes now evenly punctuate the rest of the surface. They are thus revealed as the constellations that the previous phase had shown in their nascent state, according to the imagination of the artist.
63FD23 was sold for £ 9M including premium by Christie's on October 19, 2008.
SOLD for £ 16M including premium.