Roberto Matta (1911 - 2002)

Jazz II, 1959
Oil on Canvas
31.80 x 39.30 x 100 in (80.77 x 99.82 x 254 cm)
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Matta developed a deep interest in jazz music while living in New York and on his return to Paris, introduced his fellow artists to the emerging sounds of Charlie Parker, Thelonious Monk and Dizzy Gillespie. He was fascinated with the mathematical quality and melding of cultural traditions that served as the basis for the compositions. Matta often listened to jazz while working in the studio, finding a reflection of the music’s syncopated rhythms on his canvas. This work is signed by the artist and is accompanied by a certificate from Archives de L'Oeuvre de Matta. It will be included in the forthcoming Matta Catalogue Raisonné, being prepared by Mme Germana Ferrari – Matta.
Jazz II by Roberto Matta (1911 - 2002)

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