Matta

Untitled

1939

Chilean Surrealist Roberto Sebastián Matta called images such as this ‘psychological morphologies’ or ‘inscapes,’ explicitations and depiction of his inner psyche through analogy. 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 Guggenheim on her museum-gallery Art of This Century in New York, and later visited her in Venice. She exhibited works by Matta several times at Art of This Century in the 1940s.

Artist 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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