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Roberto Matta

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Roberto Matta - A Cena con Agatone border=
Title:
A Cena con Agatone
Date:
1985
Size:
84.6 x 157.4 in. ; 215 x 400 cm.
Medium:
Oil on Canvas
 
A powerful tour de force of Matta’s amorphic figuration. Soft shaped
creatures lounge and cavort throughout the canvas in a scene that recreates the congratulatory gathering held to honor Agatone, the Ancient Greek poet and playwright known for creating characters drawn from his imagination and for his refined and uninhibited hospitality.

Selected Exhibitions:
Palazzo Reale, Milan Matta: Ti faccio vedere con gli occhi chiusi March - May 1990
Musée municipal de Reykjavik Matta September - October 1996
Centro Cultural Palacio La Moneda Matta Centenario November 2011 - February 2012

This work 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.
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