This work is accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity issued by Galerie Mathias Fels and by a Certificate of Authenticity issued by Germana Matta-Ferrari of the Archives de l'Oeuvre de Matta
The Certificate of Authenticity for this artwork can be issued upon request by Ramuntcho Matta
Galerie Mathias Fels, Paris
Acquired from above by the present owner
About Roberto Matta
Like Salvador Dalí’s The Persistence of Memory (1931), Crucifiction (1938) by Chilean painter Roberto Matta is considered a Surrealist masterpiece. Indeed, Matta was heavily influenced by Dalí and Yves Tanguy, and became an important figure in the evolution of Surrealism, painting dreamlike, internal "inscapes" early on and, later, intense compositions reflecting the psychic damage caused by Europe’s ongoing wars. Shifting biomorphic shapes painted or drawn in vivid colors populated Matta’s often-apocalyptic scenes, conveying confusion and angst. Additionally, Matta's style and willing exploration of the Surrealist philosophy of "automatic composition" heavily influenced the development of the Abstract Expressionist school’s exploration of Action painting.
Chilean, 1911-2002, Santiago, Chile, based in New York, Rome and Chile