Museum of Fine Arts in Bilbao Celebrates Roberto Matta’s Centennial

artwork: The painting 'Architecture of the Time' (Arquitectura del tiempo), one of the works forming part of an exhibition dedicated to Chilean artist Roberto Matta at Bilbao Fine Arts Museum in Billbao, Spain, 16 May 2011. The exhibition will be open from 17 May until 21 August 2011. - EPA/LUIS TEJIDO.

BILBAO, SPAIN – The year 2011 marks the centenary of the birth of Roberto Matta, one of the most significant figures in twentieth-century art because of his importance as a member of the Surrealist group and his enormous influence on the development of American Abstract Expressionism, and above all because he was an absolute artist, a visionary and a precursor of the relationships of art, science and nature and the fundamental role of art in the complete development of the human being.