The book includes an original Lithograph by Matta "Space Canalete". This Lithograph is Signed by the Artist and numbered (46/100). 283 pages+ 1 loose sheet + 2 loose facsimile booklets in attached folders (Fac-similé du catalogue de l'Exposition
Internationale du Surrélisme + Fac-similé du journal de l'exposition: Matta. Julien Levy Gallery: Debate in art circles).
Richly illustrated with plates in colour and b/w (a few gatefolds), inserts and transparencies. All lithographes are reproductions of the originals. Publisher's cloth with dustjacket. A fine copy. 33,5 x 28,5 cm.Text in French and English.
Signature: Lithograph Signed by the Artist and numbered (46/100).
Publisher: Sistan, London
About Roberto Matta
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.
Chilean, 1911-2002, Santiago, Chile, based in New York, Rome and Chile