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Roberto Matta

Sans Titre (Untitled), 1966

Oil on canvas
34 3/5 × 40 3/5 in
88 × 103 cm
This is a unique work.
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Miami
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Robin Rile Fine Art
Miami
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Certification: Archives de L'oeuvre de Matta- Germani Ferrari Matta REF: #66/105 (1999)

Certification: Archives de L'oeuvre de Matta- Germani Ferrari Matta REF: #66/105 (1999)

Medium
Painting
Condition
Wear, losses and discoloration commensurate with age. Otherwise in good condition. No restoration.
Signature
Hand-signed by artist, Signed and dated on verso "1958" possibly from re-purposed canvas.
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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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Robin Rile Fine Art
Miami
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Certification: Archives de L'oeuvre de Matta- Germani Ferrari Matta REF: #66/105 (1999)

Certification: Archives de L'oeuvre de Matta- Germani Ferrari Matta REF: #66/105 (1999)

Medium
Painting
Condition
Wear, losses and discoloration commensurate with age. Otherwise in good condition. No restoration.
Signature
Hand-signed by artist, Signed and dated on verso "1958" possibly from re-purposed canvas.
Certificate of authenticity
Included
Frame
Included
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

Sans Titre (Untitled), 1966

Oil on canvas
34 3/5 × 40 3/5 in
88 × 103 cm
This is a unique work.
Contact For Price
location
Miami
Certificate
Certificate of authenticity
This work includes a certificate of authenticity.
Have a question? Read our FAQ.
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
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