Hand Signed. Edition of 75 prints.
Roberto Sebastián Antonio Matta Echaurren (Santiago de Chile, November 11, 1911 - Civitavecchia, November 23, 2002) was a Chilean architect and painter.In 1934, after studying architecture, he moved to Paris where he worked with Le Corbusier and came into contact with intellectuals like Rafael Alberti and Federico García Lorca. He knows André Breton and Salvador Dalí and joins the surrealism, elaborating a painting centered on psychological morphologies. In 1944 Breton writes: "Matta is the one who most trusts his own star, which is perhaps the best way to get to the supreme secret: fire control".
Publisher : Georges Visat
Image Dimensions : 37.5 x 39 cm
Signature: Hand Signed.
Publisher: Georges Visat
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