Exhibition in Valencia Marks the Centenary of the Birth of Artist Roberto Matta


VALENCIA.- This exhibition, organised by the IVAM, the Museo de Bellas Artes de Bilbao and the Sociedad Estatal de Acción Cultural, commemorates the centenary of the birth of 20th century art. The exhibition comprises 32 paintings, some large-format, including a triptych and a polyptych. Matta has been considered the last great surrealist artist because of his importance in this movement during his stay in Paris. In his years of exile in New York, he was the link between surrealism and the young American artists of the New York School, such as Robert Motherwell, Jackson Pollock, Arshile Gorky and William Baziotes. He had a decisive influence on the development of American abstract expressionism. A precursor in the relationships between art, science and nature and the primordial role of art in