6 a.m. l’arc obscur des heures – 1975
Print – etching, with Aquatint 32” x 39.5”
Edition: Signed in pencil and marked 19/100
Roberto Matta (Chilean-born French Surrealist/Abstract Expressionist Painter, ca.1912-2002) is without a doubt one of the most important 20th century Latin American artists, who along with Dalí, Miró, Max Ernst, Yves Tanguy, Man Ray, and Magritte, is considered a primary founder of Surrealism.
These works express the influence of the collective subconscious icons, south american & popular culture, and psycho-sexuality. Their undeniable beauty keeps the eye engaged in visual details even as the mind ponders these totems and taboos.
These prints also reveal Matta’s true genius as a printmaker, incorporating a variety of print technique that produces a final image that is complex, rich and mysteriously beautiful
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