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Roberto Matta

Une saison en enfer, 1978

Etching and aquatint on Arches paper
18 3/4 × 14 1/4 × 1 1/2 in
47.6 × 36.2 × 3.8 cm
Edition 44/100/100 + 36 artist proofs
This is part of a limited edition set.
$1,400
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Hand-signed by artist, Front bottom left.
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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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Excellent
Signature
Hand-signed by artist, Front bottom left.
Certificate of authenticity
Not included
Frame
Included
Price ranges of medium-sized prints by Roberto Matta
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$1,350–$1,500
This work
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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

Une saison en enfer, 1978

Etching and aquatint on Arches paper
18 3/4 × 14 1/4 × 1 1/2 in
47.6 × 36.2 × 3.8 cm
Edition 44/100/100 + 36 artist proofs
This is part of a limited edition set.
$1,400
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