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Cercle du Blé

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Cercle du Blé explores a primordial landscape of violence and conflict, connecting to three key events or movements that influenced Matta’s work: the Spanish Civil War, Surrealism, and World War II. Born in Chile, Matta spent much of his professional life in Europe, where the violence of the...

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Provenance

1953, the artist. Susan W. and Stephen D. Paine, Cambridge, Mass.; 1981, gift of Susan W. and Stephen D. Paine to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 13, 1982)

Credit Line

Gift of Susan W. and Stephen D. Paine

Copyright

© 2011 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris.

1953

Dimensions

113.03 x 172.72 cm (44 1/2 x 68 in.)

Accession Number

1981.666

Medium or Technique

Oil on canvas

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