The Good Earth
Roberto Matta was one of Chile’s best-known painters and a leading figure in 20th century abstract expressionist and surrealist art. Six fundamental works by Matta are being presented for the first time in a gallery at the Galerie Diane de Polignac in Paris in a show entitled Roberto Matta: Les Terres ( The Earths). The exhibition showcases a series of works elaborated between the 1950s and 1970s with earths that were naturally pigmented and applied on jute canvases. Matta was a tireless traveller and it was in his exploration of the world that one finds the origins of Les Terres and this particular type of painting. Painter, architect, sculptor, visionary, Roberto Matta was one of the most emblematic figures in the art world of the second half of the 20th century. “You paint on an easel, you are still painting what you see. You need to put the canvas on the floor and paint what you feel,” the artist said. - P.V.
Showing through to December 21st 2bis rue de Gribeauval (7th), 01 83 06 79 90