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 (Spanish pronunciation: [roˈβeɾto ˈmata]; 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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Tate Papers

An Unpublished Drawing by Duchamp: Hell in Philadelphia

Jennifer Mundy

This paper discusses a hitherto unpublished drawing by Marcel Duchamp (1887–1968) that relates to his masterwork The Bride Stripped ...

Tate Papers

Towards Anarchitecture: Gordon Matta-Clark and Le Corbusier

James Attlee

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

Hans Ulrich Obrist

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

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