Matta's 1940-42 art


Matta fled Europe during World War II, living in NYC from 1939 to 1948. He made a big impact on the art world there.

1940
Dark Light
"Dark Light"
1940 (40/2)
29 x 44.4 cm.
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York
Endless Muse
"Endless Muse"
1940 (40/3)
25.7 x 33.5 cm.
The Drukier Collection
Untitled
untitled
1940 (40/10)
26.7 x 22.2 cm.
private collection, La Jolla
On fleur, on oiseau, on
"On fleur, on oiseau, on"
1940 (40/12)
41 x 31 cm.
Light Forms
"Light Forms"
1940
40.6 x 50.8 cm.
Rocks
"Rocks"
1940 (40/20)
96.8 x 152.7 cm.
Baltimore Museum of Art
Untitled
untitled
1940 (D 40/35)
ink and watercolor on paper
33 x 25 cm.



1941
Rain
"Rain"
1940-1 (41/1)
88.3 x 115.5 cm.
Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown, MA
Invasion of the Night
"Invasion of the Night"
1941 (41/2)
96.5 x 152.7 cm.
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Ecouter vivre
"Ecouter vivre"
1941 (41/3)
74.9 x 94 cm.
L'ecran
"L'ecran"
1941 (41/4)
53.3 x 65 cm.
Years of Fear
"Years of Fear"
1941 (41/5)
111.8 x 142.2 cm.
Guggenheim Museum, New York
L'eternite du fini
"L'eternite du fini"
1941 (41/6)
55 x 74.5 cm.
Théorie de l'arbre
"Théorie de l'arbre"
1941
74.6 x 94.9 cm.
composition
Composition abstraite
1941
30.5 x 22 cm.
The Earth is a Man
"The Earth is a Man"
1940-1 (41/11)
183 x 239 cm.
private collection, Chicago
The Initiation (Origine d'un Extrême)
"The Initiation (Origine d'un Extrême)"
1941 (41/13)
74.6 x 94.9 cm.
Cisneros Collection, Miami
Locus Solus
"Locus Solus"
1941 (41/14)
75 x 94.5 cm.
private collection, Switzerland
Untitled
untitled
1941 (41/17)
91 x 76 cm.
Au centre de l'eau
"Au centre de l'eau"
1941
54.7 x 74.5 cm.
The Socket
"The Socket"
1941
65 x 53.5 cm.
Untitled
untitled
1941
33.3 x 41.3 cm.
Foeu
"Foeu"
1941
55.6 x 75.2 cm.
El prisionero de la luz
"El prisionero de la luz"
1941
97 x 126 cm.
private collection, Santiago
Thanksgiving - Thanks
"Thanksgiving - Thanks"
1941
pencil, colored pencil, and crayon on paper
16.2 x 20.6 cm.
Untitled
untitled drawing
ca. 1941?
pencil, colored and crayon on paper
20 x 10 cm.



1942
Here Sir Fire, Eat!
"Here Sir Fire, Eat!"
1942 (42/3)
142.5 x 112 cm.
Museum of Modern Art, New York
Endless Nudes
"Endless Nudes"
1942 (42/4)
72.4 x 92 cm.
This work sold at Sothebys
on 11/18/09 for $2.5 million!
The Hanged Man
"The Hanged Man"
1942 (42/8)
97.2 x 130.2 cm.
private collection, Paris
Untitled
untitled
1942 (42/9)
70 x 91 cm.
L'année 1944
"L'année 1944"
1942 (42/12)
127 x 97 cm.
Nationalgalerie, Berlin
The End of Everything
"The End of Everything"
1942
92 x 71 cm.
Journal d'un séducteur
"Journal d'un séducteur"
1942
126 x 96 cm.
Galaxies (Mysticism of Infinity)
"Galaxies (Mysticism of Infinity)"
1942 (42/15)
92.2 x 72.7 cm.
L'unité de l'absolut
"L'unité de l'absolut"
1942 (42/16)
91.5 x 71.5 cm.
The Disasters of Mysticism
"The Disasters of Mysticism"
1942 (42/17)
97.5 x 130.8 cm.
This work sold at Sothebys
on 11/23/99 for $2.4 million!
Evoeil
"Evoeil"
1942 (42/18)
25.6 x 21.7 cm.
Les pommes
"Les pommes"
(b&w photo)
1942 (42/20)
The Apples we Know
"The Apples we Know"
1942 (42/22)
95 x 128 cm.
Museum of Modern Art, New York
L'idée noir
"L'idée noir"
1942
51 x 63.5 cm.
private collection, New York
Edulus
"Edulus"
1942
167.6 x 137.2 cm.
Museum of Monterrey