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Roberto Matta






 

Roberto Matta
 
(b Santiago, 11 Nov 1911).

Chilean painter, printmaker and draughtsman. He was educated at the Sacré Coeur Jesuit College and at the Catholic University of Santiago, where he studied architecture (1929–31). In 1933 he went to Europe and worked in Le Corbusier’s atelier in Paris. At the end of 1934 Matta visited Spain, where he met the poet and playwright Federico García Lorca (1898–1936), and Salvador Dalí. The following year he went to Scandinavia (where he met the architect Alvar Aalto) and to Russia, where he worked on housing design projects. He was in London for a short period in 1936 and worked with Walter Gropius and László Moholy-Nagy. Employment with the architects of the Spanish Republican pavilion at the Paris International Exhibition (1937) brought him into close contact with Picasso’s Guernica (1937; Madrid, Prado), which greatly impressed him. Another important influence at this time was Marcel Duchamp, whose work he first saw in 1936 and whom he met shortly afterwards.
 

 

 

Being With


 

Chamboles les amoureuses


 

 Malitte
1962


 

La Belle Halene


 

A Grave Situation
1946


 

La Source du Calme


 

Morphology
 1937


 

Untitled
1937


 

Sick Flesh


 

The Clown
1934


 

Untitled


 

Untitled


 

The Red Sun
1938


 

Star, flower, personnage, stone
1938


 

The Both of You


 

Crucifiction


 

Morphologie Psychologigue de l'attente


 

The Fabulous Race-Track of Death
1939


 


Psychological Morphology
1939


 


Prescience


 


Water


 


Psychological Morphology


 


Dark Light
1940


 


Untitled


 


Psychological Morphology


 


Untitled
1939


 

Untitled
 

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