The Good Earth

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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

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