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Roberto Matta, ‘Tryp-Taurus’, 1993, Fondazione Echaurren Salaris
Roberto Matta, ‘Tryp-Taurus’, 1993, Fondazione Echaurren Salaris
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Roberto Matta

Tryp-Taurus, 1993

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Courtesy Galleria d'Arte Maggiore G.A.M., Bologna (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, ‘Tryp-Taurus’, 1993, Fondazione Echaurren Salaris
Roberto Matta, ‘Tryp-Taurus’, 1993, Fondazione Echaurren Salaris
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About the work
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Courtesy Galleria d'Arte Maggiore G.A.M., Bologna (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

Tryp-Taurus, 1993

Bronze
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