Matta graphics works

Matta created hundreds of lithographs and aquatint etchings.   Here are a few, including some from my own collection.

Le Pianiste

"Le Pianiste"
1956   50 x 31.5 cm.

The Moon Shoker

"The Moon Shoker"
1960   36.5 x 48.5 cm.

Jazz Bande

"Jazz Bande"
1973   37.5 x 49.5 cm.


1980   62 x 57 cm.

N'ou's T'ou's

"N'ou's T'ou's"
1995   118 x 127 cm.

The next five etchings are "Carborundum" etchings, thick textured pigment applied to handmade paper.
Matta created several etchings in this style during the 1990s.

Etoile des Jardins

"Etoile des Jardins"
101.6 x 101.6 cm.

L'oeuf de verbe voir

"L'oeuf de verbe voir"


1995   109.2 x 88.5 cm.


1996   111.7 x 101.6 cm.

Redness of Blue

  "Redness of Blue"
1996   111.7 x 101.6 cm.

A few of the pieces in my own Matta collection:

I Want to See it to Believe it

"I Want to See it to Believe it",   (ref: Visat)
alt. title "Strange Situation (Cube ouvert)",   (ref: Silkeborg)
1947   41.7 x 33.2 cm.

Les Damnations

Plate I from "Les Damnations"
1966   34.5 x 26 cm.


Plate 4 from the suite "Hom'mere (Chaosmos)"
1973   49 x 37.5 cm.

Ouvre L'Instant

"Ouvre L'Instant"
1977   62 x 57 cm.
Click for a closeup of this etching.

Viteurs (Hom'mere III)

"Viteurs", plate 10 from the suite "Hom'mere III (L'Ergonaute)"
1977   51.4 x 37.1 cm.


plate #3 from 4-part suite "Bachanal",   1984

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