Roberto Sebastián Matta



The Chilean Surrealist Matta called images such as this ‘psychological morphologies’ or ‘inscapes’, in which he made visible realities analogical to the world of his own psyche. The amorphous figures in this drawing have no specific identity. Matta was a life-long friend of Peggy Guggenheim, after their introduction in Paris in 1938. He assisted and advised Peggy with her museum-gallery Art of This Century in New York, and later visited her in Venice. Peggy exhibited works by Matta several times at Art of This Century in the 1940s.

Artist Roberto Sebastián Matta
Date 1939
Medium Graphite and chalk on paper
Dimensions 32.3 x 50 cm
Credit line Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, New York. Gift, Lynven Inc., 2013
Accession 2013.32
Collection Acquisitions
Type Work on paper

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