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Matta: Making the Invisible Visible Elizabeth T. Goizueta

Matta: Making the Invisible Visible

Elizabeth T. Goizueta

Published February 10th 2004
ISBN : 9781892850065
Paperback
140 pages
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 About the Book 

Chilean painter Roberto Sebastián Antonio Matta Echaurren, a major figure in the twentieth-century Surrealist movement, was one of the few Latin American artists to achieve international fame. Living an itinerant life in North and South America asMoreChilean painter Roberto Sebastián Antonio Matta Echaurren, a major figure in the twentieth-century Surrealist movement, was one of the few Latin American artists to achieve international fame. Living an itinerant life in North and South America as well as Europe, Matta established connections with many renowned artists and writers who were his contemporaries. The essays in Matta: Making the Invisible Visible utilize Matta as a microcosmic example that challenges accepted perceptions of Latin American artists and the reception of their work.Five distinguished scholars analyze various aspects of Roberto Mattas life and career. The essay topics include a tracing of Mattas position in the Surrealist and the Abstract Expressionist movements, an exploration of the Latin American Catholic impulse in his work, and an exposition of the connections between Mattas work and the writings of Freud. The volume also features full-color reprints of some of Mattas most brilliant works. Offering intriguing insights into Latin American art and literature, this catalogue is a rich resource on Roberto Matta and twentieth-century modern art.