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Roberto Matta

From the La Piaga portfolio, entitled Un autre après, 1973

Etching on arches paper
21 7/10 × 16 9/10 in
55 × 43 cm
This is part of a limited edition set.
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MLA Gallery
Los Angeles
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This very rare etching was published by La Pergola, Italy, in 1973, and is in outstanding …

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This very rare etching was published by La Pergola, Italy, in 1973, and is in outstanding condition. It is from the La Piaga portfolio. It measures 55cm. x 43cm.

Signature
Signed lower right, and numbered 14/90 lower right.
Publisher
Editions La Pergola, Italy
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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This very rare etching was published by La Pergola, Italy, in 1973, and is in outstanding …

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This very rare etching was published by La Pergola, Italy, in 1973, and is in outstanding condition. It is from the La Piaga portfolio. It measures 55cm. x 43cm.

Signature
Signed lower right, and numbered 14/90 lower right.
Publisher
Editions La Pergola, Italy
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

From the La Piaga portfolio, entitled Un autre après, 1973

Etching on arches paper
21 7/10 × 16 9/10 in
55 × 43 cm
This is part of a limited edition set.
Contact For Price
location
Los Angeles
Have a question? Read our FAQ.
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
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