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Every day I work on my thesis on Roberto Matta, I will post something relevant to the day's studies in this space.
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Duchamp in his studio on 14th Street, New York (detail from a photomontage by Kiesler, Poème d’espace dédié à H (ieronymus) Duch’amp, published in View, Series V, n° 1, March 1945)

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Duchamp in his studio on 14th Street, New York (detail from a photomontage by Kiesler, Poème d’espace dédié à H (ieronymus) Duch’amp, published in View, Series V, n° 1, March 1945)

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Leonora Carrington at her 49 Morton Street home in Greenwich Village with Roberto Matta seated and her inquisitive cat. 

paulmcrandle:

Leonora Carrington at her 49 Morton Street home in Greenwich Village with Roberto Matta seated and her inquisitive cat. 

"L’onda m’onda"
1999 (99/30)240 x 315 cm.
Que lo cumplas, viejito.

"L’onda m’onda"

1999 (99/30)
240 x 315 cm.

Que lo cumplas, viejito.

Banale de Venise1956204.5 x 305.5 cmGeneva 

Banale de Venise
1956
204.5 x 305.5 cm
Geneva 

Pollock Painting
1951
Hans Namuth and Paul Falkenberg (directors), Morton Feldman (composer)

Via Ubu.com

Concerto Grosso1973203 x 292 cm
Not sure of what this one was painted on. From the texture it looks like pigments over earth and jute like his 1971 Chilean works, but I have no sources to check this on. 

Concerto Grosso
1973
203 x 292 cm

Not sure of what this one was painted on. From the texture it looks like pigments over earth and jute like his 1971 Chilean works, but I have no sources to check this on. 

Ahora, salen a la luz 32 trabajos —varios de gran formato—, muchos de los cuales no se han exhibido en años y otros ni siquiera se habían mostrado al público. El recorrido abarca desde las obreras de la primera etapa hasta las que realizó pocos años antes de morir.

Roberto Matta es, sin duda, un nombre clave en la historia del arte del siglo XX y, aunque así figura en todas los manuales, se ha subrayado su etapa de juventud, cuando se relacionó con Dalí, Breton y García Lorca, mientras que su trabajo posterior ha pasado algo más desapercibido, ha explicado Ignacio Ollero.

Y eso a pesar de que el chileno —el primer artista sudamericano que ocupó un papel central en la vanguardia internacional— fue el enlace entre la corriente surrealista y los jóvenes artistas de la Escuela de Nueva York, como Robert Motherwell, Jackson Pollock, Arshile Gorky o William Baziotes.

Je m’arche1949193.7 x 139.7 cmSmart Museum of Art, Univ. of Chicago

Je m’arche
1949
193.7 x 139.7 cm
Smart Museum of Art, Univ. of Chicago

Je m’honte1948-9 (49/3)195.5 x 142.2 cmMenil Collection, Houston, TX
Draws directly from Duchamp’s wordplay

Je m’honte
1948-9 (49/3)
195.5 x 142.2 cm
Menil Collection, Houston, TX

Draws directly from Duchamp’s wordplay

Marcel Duchamp - Tu m’Oil and pencil on canvas with bottle brush, three safety pins, one bolt.69.8 x 313 cmNew Haven, Yale Univ. Art Gallery.Gift from the estate of Katherine S. Dreier 
Besides the visual influence Duchamp had on Matta and the many philosophical/theorical influences, an influence that cannot be ignored is that of Duchamp’s wordplay.

Marcel Duchamp - Tu m’
Oil and pencil on canvas with bottle brush, three safety pins, one bolt.
69.8 x 313 cm
New Haven, Yale Univ. Art Gallery.
Gift from the estate of Katherine S. Dreier 

Besides the visual influence Duchamp had on Matta and the many philosophical/theorical influences, an influence that cannot be ignored is that of Duchamp’s wordplay.

Caption:

Photo of the artists exhibiting in the Artists in Exile show at the Pierre Matisse Gallery, New York, March 1942. Left to right, first row: Matta, Ossip Zadkine, Yves Tanguy, Max Ernst, Marc Chagall, Fernand Léger; second row: André Breton, Piet Mondrian, André Masson, Amedée Ozenfant, Jacques Lipchier, Pavel Tchelitchev, Kurt Seligman, Eugene Berman. Photograph by George Platt Lynes.


I love this picture.

Caption:

Photo of the artists exhibiting in the Artists in Exile show at the Pierre Matisse Gallery, New York, March 1942. Left to right, first row: Matta, Ossip Zadkine, Yves Tanguy, Max Ernst, Marc Chagall, Fernand Léger; second row: André Breton, Piet Mondrian, André Masson, Amedée Ozenfant, Jacques Lipchier, Pavel Tchelitchev, Kurt Seligman, Eugene Berman. Photograph by George Platt Lynes.

I love this picture.

Max Ernst - Surrealism and Painting1942, oil on canvas195.6 x 233.7 cmThe Menil collection, Houston
It goes without saying that at the time of this painting Ernst was living in New York among the Surrealists in exile, married to Peggy Guggenheim. Notice the colours and informal linework of the painting-within-the-painting.

Max Ernst - Surrealism and Painting
1942, oil on canvas
195.6 x 233.7 cm
The Menil collection, Houston

It goes without saying that at the time of this painting Ernst was living in New York among the Surrealists in exile, married to Peggy Guggenheim. Notice the colours and informal linework of the painting-within-the-painting.

Max Ernst - Loplop introduces a young girl1930, oil, plaster and various materials on woodMusée National d’Art Moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris 
Ernst’s Loplop was an example of the use of figurative characters in an abstract/informal context. The bird-like figure is the artist’s familiar, in the same way as in Matta the Great Transparents are embodiments of larger concepts.

Max Ernst - Loplop introduces a young girl
1930, oil, plaster and various materials on wood
Musée National d’Art Moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris 

Ernst’s Loplop was an example of the use of figurative characters in an abstract/informal context. The bird-like figure is the artist’s familiar, in the same way as in Matta the Great Transparents are embodiments of larger concepts.

17. Les EtoilesLitograph1945One of four tarot cards/bookplates for André Breton’s 1945 first printing of Arcane 17
Arcane 17 is the peak of the Matta/Breton collaboration. These simple “tarot cards” contain simplifications many of the visual themes Matta was pursuing in that period.
Source here.

17. Les Etoiles
Litograph
1945
One of four tarot cards/bookplates for André Breton’s 1945 first printing of Arcane 17

Arcane 17 is the peak of the Matta/Breton collaboration. These simple “tarot cards” contain simplifications many of the visual themes Matta was pursuing in that period.

Source here.