Roberto Matta, ‘Centre Noeds - Plate I’, 1974, MLA Gallery
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Roberto Matta

Centre Noeds - Plate I, 1974

Etching on japon paper
24 × 17 in
61 × 43.2 cm
Edition e.a.9/15/15
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MLA Gallery
Los Angeles

Artist: Roberto Matta
Portfolio: Centre Neouds
Title: Plate I
Year: 1974
Medium: Aquatint Etching on …

Medium
Condition
Outstanding condition.
Signature
Hand-signed by artist, signed in pencil, and numbered 9/15.
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Publisher
Editions George Visât, Paris
Roberto Matta
Chilean, 1911–2002
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Like Salvador Dalí’s The Persistence of Memory (1931), Crucifiction (1938) by Chilean painter Roberto Matta is considered a Surrealist masterpiece. Indeed, Matta was heavily influenced by Dalí and Yves Tanguy, and became an important figure in the evolution of Surrealism, painting dreamlike, internal "inscapes" early on and, later, intense compositions reflecting the psychic damage caused by Europe’s ongoing wars. Shifting biomorphic shapes painted or drawn in vivid colors populated Matta’s often-apocalyptic scenes, conveying confusion and angst. Additionally, Matta's style and willing exploration of the Surrealist philosophy of "automatic composition" heavily influenced the development of the Abstract Expressionist school’s exploration of Action painting.

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About the work
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MLA Gallery
Los Angeles

Artist: Roberto Matta
Portfolio: Centre Neouds
Title: Plate I
Year: 1974
Medium: Aquatint Etching on Japon paper, signed and numbered in pencil
From the deluxe edition, numbered 9/15.
Image Size: 14 x 10.5 (35.56 x 26.67 cm)
Paper Size: 24 x 17.5 inches (60.96 x 44.45 cm)

Published by Editions George Visat, Parigi and …

Medium
Condition
Outstanding condition.
Signature
Hand-signed by artist, signed in pencil, and numbered 9/15.
Certificate of authenticity
Included
Frame
Not included
Publisher
Editions George Visât, Paris
Roberto Matta
Chilean, 1911–2002
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Like Salvador Dalí’s The Persistence of Memory (1931), Crucifiction (1938) by Chilean painter Roberto Matta is considered a Surrealist masterpiece. Indeed, Matta was heavily influenced by Dalí and Yves Tanguy, and became an important figure in the evolution of Surrealism, painting dreamlike, internal "inscapes" early on and, later, intense compositions reflecting the psychic damage caused by Europe’s ongoing wars. Shifting biomorphic shapes painted or drawn in vivid colors populated Matta’s often-apocalyptic scenes, conveying confusion and angst. Additionally, Matta's style and willing exploration of the Surrealist philosophy of "automatic composition" heavily influenced the development of the Abstract Expressionist school’s exploration of Action painting.

Roberto Matta

Centre Noeds - Plate I, 1974

Etching on japon paper
24 × 17 in
61 × 43.2 cm
Edition e.a.9/15/15
.
Sold
Location
Los Angeles
Certificate
Certificate of authenticity
This work includes a certificate of authenticity.
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
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