Roberto Matta, ‘Let Any Flowers Bloom’, 1955, Painting, Oil on canvas, Sotheby's
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Roberto Matta

Let Any Flowers Bloom, 1955

Oil on canvas
78 3/10 × 118 9/10 in
199 × 302 cm
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This work is included in the archives of Germana Ferrari Matta under archive number 55/38.

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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.

Roberto Matta, ‘Let Any Flowers Bloom’, 1955, Painting, Oil on canvas, Sotheby's
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This work is included in the archives of Germana Ferrari Matta under archive number 55/38.

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As he entered the 1950s, Matta had matured the complexities of his earlier anthropomorphism and reoriented his original conception of infinite fictional space. Moving to Paris in the spring of 1955, he …

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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.

Roberto Matta

Let Any Flowers Bloom, 1955

Oil on canvas
78 3/10 × 118 9/10 in
199 × 302 cm
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