Flute et Flutiste by Roberto Sebastian Matta

Flute et Flutiste by Roberto Sebastian Matta

Flute et Flutiste

Roberto Sebastian Matta

Title

Flute et Flutiste

 
Artist
Year
1969  
Technique
6 color etching and aquatint 
Image Size
21 3/4 x 16 3/8" platemark 
Signature
pencil, lower right 
Edition Size
94/99 plus some proofs 
Annotations
publisher's label on verso with title and date 
Reference
Sabatier 211; L'OEuvre Gravee 558 
Paper
"1590 LANA" watermarked wove 
State
published 
Publisher
L'OEuvre Gravee (blindstamp, l.l. margin) 
Inventory ID
13270 
Price
$1,700.00 
Description

In 1969 Roberto Sebastian Matta, who by now often went simply as “Matta,” had been living in Italy for two decades and had made his mark on the art world with his Abstract, Surrealist compositions. Never quite falling into a purist vision of either category, his style was entirely his own and had gained a following not only in the leading European and American markets but in his homeland, Chile, and throughout Latin America.

In “Flute et Flutiste” two biomorphic figures occupy a forest-green landscape, appearing like circus performers in a dusky clearing, one dancing, one playing a pipe or flute. Matta employs looping, thin lines of color aquatint that unspool around the figures in a frenetic display of energy. The juxtaposition of the softly textured background and the stark, bright, alien figures exemplifies Matta’s vision of the world he occupies. His work continues to influence artists in all mediums the world over.

 
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