Matta's 1955-56 art


In the 1950s Matta's art often depicted paranoid visions of technology run amuck.

1955
Les découvertes du fouilleur
"Les découvertes du fouilleur"
1955 (55/2)
The Bider
"The Bider"
1955 (55/23)
42.3 x 36.1 cm.
Le long pont
"Le long pont"
1955 (55/35)
129 x 153 cm.
Geneva
Wraparoum
"Wraparoum"
1955 (55/42)
66 x 76 cm.
private collection, Geneva
Growth
"Growth"
1955
66 x 76 cm.
Spearcing of the Grain
"Spearcing of the Grain"
1955
63.5 x 76.2 cm.
Untitled
untitled
1955
101.6 x 84.1 cm.
Turning of the Earth
"Turning of the Earth"
1955
141 x 193 cm.
Youniverse
"Youniverse"
1955
114.6 x 145.1 cm.
To Give Painless Light
"To Give Painless Light"
1955
Attouchement (Contacto)
"Attouchement (Contacto)"
1955
141 x 193 cm.
Museo de Bellas Artas, Caracas
L'engin dans l'éminence
"L'engin dans l'éminence"
1955
114.3 x 144.8 cm.
private collection, Chicago
Tendre mieUntitled
"Tendre mie"
1955
128.3 x 95.3 cm.
Los Boxeadores
"Los Boxeadores"
1955
87 x 115 cm.
Paris
untitled
untitled
1955 (P55/7)
74 x 103 cm., fusain and colored pastel on paper
private collection, southern Germany
untitled
untitled
1955
103 x 84.4 cm.
private collection, Caracas
Copulation
"Copulation"
1955
China ink on paper
27 x 21.5 cm.
untitled
untitled
1955 (55/12)
charcoal on paper
74.9 x 53.3 cm.
Threshold of Love
"Threshold of Love"
1955
116.2 x 149.9 cm.
private collection, San Diego
Quién es quién
"Quién es quién"
1955
Intervision
"Intervision"
1955
129.5 x 195 cm.
collaboration between Matta and Victor Brauner -- Matta painted the figures, Brauner painted the image on the "movie screen"
unknown title
unknown title
1955
another collaboration between Matta and Victor Brauner
Positano
"Positano"
1955
oil and gouache on paper
37 x 41.5 cm.
To open your arms like you open your eyes
"To open your arms like you open your eyes"
ca. 1955
gouache and crayon on paper
37.1 x 41.6 cm.
Blood Mirror
"Blood Mirror"
unknown year
crayon on paper
67.6 x 58.4 cm.



1956
Personnage
"Personnage"
1956
100 x 100 cm.
S'Enroséer
"S'Enroséer"
1956
130 x 203.5 cm.
For Gordy
"For Gordy"
1956 (56/70)
147 x 208 cm.
Untitled
untitled
1955-6
114 x 146 cm.
private collection, Caracas
Realité Nouvelle
"Realité Nouvelle"
drawing (b&w photo)
1956?
50.7 x 65.4 cm.
Banale de Venise
"Banale de Venise"
1956
204.5 x 305.5 cm.
Geneva
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L'Inentrevu
"L'Inentrevu"
1956
101.5 x 84 cm.
Heart Malitte
"Heart Malitte"
1956
114 x 144 cm.
private collection, Chicago
Phosphoenix
"Phosphoenix"
1956
155 x 200 cm.
Regard du germe
"Regard du germe"
1956
144 x 206 cm.
Evolution d'une cible
"Evolution d'une cible"
1956
140 x 200 cm.
Berlin
L'ouverture
"L'ouverture"
1956
111 x 145 cm.
untitled
untitled
1956
63 x 77.5 cm.
untitled
untitled
1956
142 x 200 cm.
Le grand jeu
"Le grand jeu"
1956
114 x 146 cm.
Fleur de Midi
"Fleur de Midi"
1956
101 x 80 cm.
Branche
"Branche"
1956
100 x 81 cm.
untitled
untitled
ca. 1956
142 x 195.5 cm.
Interior Study
Interior Study
ca. 1956
60.6 x 73.7 cm.