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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.
 

 

 

Un soleil а qui sait reunir
1959


 

Untitled
1965


 

U
ntitled
1965


 

Morire per amore
1967


 

Watchman, What of the Night?
1968


 

El Hombre de la Lampara


 

Lovers' Quarrel
1970


 

L'alto, il basso, la sinistra, la destra del cuore
1971


 

La Sfida Dei Mascolon
1973


 

Untitled
1973


 

Centre Noeuds
1978


 

S'unir par les plaisirs
1982


 

Logos Men
1983


 

Leda Demain
1983


 

Le dauphin de la memoire
1984


 

Simposio o Composio
1985


 

Enerjeros
1985


 

Prix-mordial
1987


 

Omnipuissance du rouge
1990


 

N'abolira
1990


 

A fleur de peau
1993


 

Resistancia Delicata
1997


 

The Unthinkable
1957


 


Ubu roi


 


Eramen
1985-1986

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