Auctionata /Jan 30, 2015
€640.00 - €800.00
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Variants on Artist's name :
Matta Echauren Roberto Sebastian A.
Matta Roberto Antonio Sebastian Echauren
Matta Roberto Sebastian
Artworks in Arcadja3058
Some works of Roberto MattaExtracted between 3,058 works in the catalog of Arcadja
Auction: Ro Gallery -Feb 26, 2015 - New YorkLot number: 194
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Roberto Matta, Chilean (1911 - 2002) Je Fixe des Vertiges (plate 1) from the Saison en Enfer Portfolio 1978 Aquatint Etching, signed and numbered in pencil Edition: 75/100 Image 19 x 14 inches 26 in. x 20 in. (66.04 cm x 50.8 cm) 47-15 36th Street, Long Island City, New York, 11101, United States
Auction: Bonhams -Feb 12, 2015 - LondonLot number: 43
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Roberto Matta (Chilean/French, 1911-2002) Ouvrez c'est nous 1957 signed and dated 1957 ; signed and dated 57 on the reverse, titled and dated 1957 on the stretcher oil on canvas 116 by 145 cm. 45 11/16 by 57 1/16 in. Footnotes This work is registered in the Archives de l'Oeuvre de Matta , Tarquinia/Paris, under no. 57/41, and is accompanied by a photo-certificate of authenticity from Germana Matta Ferrari. Provenance Galleria d'Arte Narciso, Turin Private Collection, Turin Galleria La Bussola, Turin (no. 70902) Acquired directly from the above by the previous owner in 1974 Thence by descent to the present owner It is hard to place Chilean-born Roberto Sebastian Antonio Matta Echaurren, better known simply as Matta, in any particular school or movement. He is often identified as a surrealist, and certainly made extensive use of their innovative technique of 'automatism', but his distinctive style is very different to the warped realities of Dalí or de Chirico. He moved to Paris in 1933, and spent three years working in the studio of architect Le Corbusier, but Matta was no arch-modernist. He spent most of the 1940s in New York, where his work attracted interest from the new generation of emerging painters, including Motherwell, Pollock and Rothko, but he was certainly not an Abstract Expressionist. Although Matta shared the revolutionary spirit of many of the artists of the period whose desire to break free from the strictures of Cubism resulted in a period of radical experimentation never seen before, or arguably since, his instinctive use of space and form distinguishes him as an extraordinary, unequalled talent. Ouvrez c'est nous of 1957 dates from a period when Matta returned from the United States to Europe, and was based at a studio in Rome, producing his most confident work. The dreamlike qualities for which he is celebrated are demonstrated here: soft, ephemeral colours and indistinct washes of tone presenting a space which is strangely ambiguous. "Painting always has one foot in architecture, one foot in the dream" (the artist in: Matta: The Logic of Hallucination , Arts Council of Britain, 1984, p. 5). In this painting, elements of architecture with linear constructions whose transparency is at odds with their apparent solidity float like crystalline satellites in a hypnagogic netherworld, silent and totemic. Reminiscent of space age technology, these curious structures are surrounded by a seething mass of biomorphic forms which cluster around a globe of glowing embers, creating a relationship which is both confusing and captivating. Ouvrez c'est nous , 1957 presents a moment of flux, of impending drama, but this is a flashpoint which will forever remain unexplained, undefined, obscure. Matta himself saw the creation of a "new space, a space of feeling" as one of his primary aims. Ouvrez c'est nous , 1957 presents us with Matta's unique vision of this new space, a mystical place filled with tensions, ambiguities and contradictions. Despite his position at the heart of the artistic community during a period now identified as one of the most important for the development of twentieth-century art, Matta was a man alone, an artist who defied classification. Like the artist himself, this is a painting that refuses to be pigeon-holed. Challenging yet engaging, complex yet enigmatic, it asks more questions than it answers. Like all great works of art, Ouvrez c'est nous , 1957 is ambitious, demanding and undeniably timeless.
Auction: Sotheby's -Feb 4, 2015 - LondonLot number: 186
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Roberto Matta 1911 - 2002 L'ARCHITECTURE DU TEMPS signed Matta on the reverse pencil and coloured crayons on paper 32.5 by 25cm., 12 3/4 by 9 7/8 in. Executed in 1938. Read Condition Report Read Condition Report Register or Log-in to view condition report Saleroom Notice Provenance Acquired directly from the artist by the present owner
Auction: Auctionata -Jan 30, 2015 - BerlinLot number: 43
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Lot 43: Roberto Matta, Original Colour Aquatint "Le s'oeil", 1974/75 Description: Colour aquatint on paper Roberto Matta (1911-2002), Chilean Architect and Artist of the Surrealism From "Hom'mere II - L'Eautre" Printed and published by Georges Visat, Paris 1975 Signed lower right Numbered X/XXV Dimensions: 65 cm x 50 cm Matta's surrealistic print fascinates through its brilliant colours and the effervescent composition. The unusual composition shows one or two figures that try to gouge an oversized eye out with a letter opener or a similar object. Matta's works are scarcely self-explaining and that is exactly what makes this artwork so fascinating. The print is in very good condition. The margins are foxed and light-stained, a ball point mark in the lower left. The dimensions of the sheet are 65 cm x 50 cm, the plate measures 49 cm x 37 cm. The paper is signed in the lower right with an ornate Matta signature and numbered on the lower left X/XXV. The print is from the series "Hom'mere II - L'Eautre" which was printed and published in 1975 by Georges Visat, Paris. Roberto Matta (1911-2002) Matta was born in 1911 in Santiago de Chile. He studied architecture in Chile and later moved to Paris where he worked for Le Corbusier. He travelled a lot across Europa and met amongst others Federico García Lorca, Salvador Dalí and André Breton. Breton declared him to be a Surrealist and Matta really felt a connection to this group of artist. But first, he only wrote about architecture in a surrealistic magazine. He started painting himself in 1938 and immediately participated in the great Surrealism Exhibition in Paris. To avoid the war, Matta moved to New York, where he was very quickly accepted as an artist. He returned to Europe in 1948 and moved to Rome. Matta's art has always been politically influenced and many of his drawings show that.
Auction: Auctionata -Jan 27, 2015 - BerlinLot number: 56
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Lot 56: Roberto Matta, Drawing, 'Il Sol del Solti Mio', 1981 Description: Crayon and pencil drawing on Van Gelder Zonen laid paper (watermark) England, 1981 Roberto Matta (1911-2002) - Chilean architect and Surrealist artist Titled and dated on the verso 'Il sol del solti mio / London oct. 1981' The authenticity has been confirmed orally by Ramuntcho Matta to Millon Sheet size: 50 x 65 cm Good condition Roberto Matta developed his characteristic abstract and surreal style in dealing with the mythical-demonic symbols of ancient Mexican art and modern physics; his drawings from the 1980s fetch up to €63,000 Object is regular taxed. 19% VAT is added to the purchase price for deliveries within the EU. The present drawing by Roberto Matta titled 'Il Sol del Solti Mio' features one of the artist's typically expressive motifs. It depicts a large orchestra with winds, strings and percussionists, led by a conductor with swinging coat-tails and a raised baton. Scattered notes echo through the room. In 1973 Matta already created a painting with a similar subject matter, titled 'Soli, solti, soltissimo', showing four strings, which are conducted by a monstrous creature with multiple arms. Music is a recurring theme in Matta's oeuvre. In numerous works he depicted orchestras, musicians and jazz bands - always in his characteristic, dynamic style with forms recalling ancient Mexican symbolism. The drawing is the titled and dated in pencil on the verso 'Il sol del solti mio / London oct. 1981'. It is in good condition, with a few stains on the back. The sheet is loose inside the frame. The latter shows some wear. The framed work measures 50.5 x 65.5 cm, the sheet size is 50 x 65 cm. Roberto Matta (1911-2002) Matta was born in Santiago de Chile in 1911. He studied architecture in Chile and later moved to Paris where he worked for Le Corbusier. He travelled a lot across Europa and met amongst others Federico García Lorca, Salvador Dalí and André Breton. Breton declared him to be a Surrealist and Matta really felt a connection to this group of artist. But first, he only wrote about architecture in a surrealistic magazine. He started painting himself in 1938 and immediately participated in the great Surrealism Exhibition in Paris. To avoid the war, Matta moved to New York, where he was very quickly accepted as an artist. He returned to Europe in 1948 and moved to Rome. Matta's art has always been politically influenced and many of his drawings show this. (tfa)