Matta (Roberto Matta Echaurren)

1911–2002

Matta (Roberto Matta Echaurren), ‘Black Virtue’ 1943
Black Virtue 1943
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Biography

Roberto Sebastián Antonio Matta Echaurren (November 11, 1911 – November 23, 2002), better known as Roberto Matta, was one of Chile's best-known painters and a seminal figure in 20th century abstract expressionist and surrealist art.

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Artworks

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Tate Paper

An Unpublished Drawing by Duchamp: Hell in Philadelphia

This paper discusses a hitherto unpublished drawing by Marcel Duchamp (1887–1968) that relates to his masterwork The Bride Stripped ...

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Towards Anarchitecture: Gordon Matta-Clark and Le Corbusier

Gordon Matta-Clark (1943–1978), who trained originally as an architect, is best known for his spectacular ‘building cuts’. These have ...

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Resistor Surrealist Roberto Matta interviewed before his death

Just before his death last year at the age of 91, the artist, architect and progressive thinker Roberto Matta gave ...

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