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Roberto Matta
The Fall (Autoritratto d'ognuno)
1991
© Roberto Sebastián Antonio Matta Echaurren/Artist Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris
Courtesy The Pace Gallery
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Roberto Matta

THE GREATNESS OF MATTA
by Donald Kuspit

In the prevailing philosophy of the Orient, the immeasurable (i.e. that which cannot be named, described, or understood through any form of reason) is regarded as the primary reality. . . . To Western society, as it derives from the Greeks, measure, with all that this word implies, is the very essence of reality, or at least the key to this essence, in the East measure has now come to be regarded commonly as being in some way false and deceitful.

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