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Damne Par L’Arcen Ciel, 1985

Etching and aquatint on Japan paper
26 1/2 × 20 in
67.3 × 50.8 cm
Edition of 100
This is part of a limited edition set.
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Miami Beach
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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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Signed and Numbered, including monogrammed on lower right
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.

Damne Par L’Arcen Ciel, 1985

Etching and aquatint on Japan paper
26 1/2 × 20 in
67.3 × 50.8 cm
Edition of 100
This is part of a limited edition set.
Contact For Price
Location
Miami Beach
Have a question? Visit our help center.
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
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