Save
Save
view
View in room
share
Share
Save
Save
view
View in room
share
Share

Roberto Matta

Centre noeuds, 1974

The complete set of 10 etchings in colors, on Arches paper, with full margins
23 9/10 × 17 1/2 in
60.6 × 44.5 cm
Edition 93/125
This is part of a limited edition set.
Bidding closed
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
About the work
Bibliography
P
Phillips

Image: 13 7/8 x 10 1/2 in. (35.2 x 26.7 cm)
Sheet: 23 7/8 x 17 1/2 in. (60.6 x 44.5 cm)
Unframed

Image: 13 7/8 x 10 1/2 in. (35.2 x 26.7 cm)
Sheet: 23 7/8 x 17 1/2 in. (60.6 x 44.5 cm)
Unframed

Signature
All signed and numbered 93/125 in pencil (there were also 30 hors commerce in Roman numerals)
Publisher
Editions Alexander Kahan, New York and Editions Georges Visat, Paris
Roberto Matta
Chilean, 1911–2002
Follow

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.

Save
Save
view
View in room
share
Share
Save
Save
view
View in room
share
Share
About the work
Bibliography
P
Phillips

Image: 13 7/8 x 10 1/2 in. (35.2 x 26.7 cm)
Sheet: 23 7/8 x 17 1/2 in. (60.6 x 44.5 cm)
Unframed

Image: 13 7/8 x 10 1/2 in. (35.2 x 26.7 cm)
Sheet: 23 7/8 x 17 1/2 in. (60.6 x 44.5 cm)
Unframed

Signature
All signed and numbered 93/125 in pencil (there were also 30 hors commerce in Roman numerals)
Publisher
Editions Alexander Kahan, New York and Editions Georges Visat, Paris
Roberto Matta
Chilean, 1911–2002
Follow

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 noeuds, 1974

The complete set of 10 etchings in colors, on Arches paper, with full margins
23 9/10 × 17 1/2 in
60.6 × 44.5 cm
Edition 93/125
This is part of a limited edition set.
Bidding closed
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
Other works by Roberto Matta
Related works
Most Similar
Abstract Expressionism
Surrealism