Art Sunday: Roberto Matta –


roberto-matta-crucifiction-(croix-fiction)

Cruxificion (1938)

Artwork description & Analysis: Cruxificion marks not only Matta’s first foray into oil painting, but also the start of what he called his Psychological Morphologies. While it has been suggested that the main forms in this painting represent Jesus and Mary, what is most striking about this work is its abstraction. The painting was created using the Surrealist practice of automatism. Matta utilized this technique as a means to depict a constantly transforming, multi-dimensional time and space. He believed that this allowed for a vision of reality that existed beyond the limits of normal human perception.

Oil on canvas – Private Collection

Source: https://www.theartstory.org/artist/matta-roberto/artworks/#pnt_1