André Breton and Roberto Matta Echaurren This is another example of the surrealist passion for tarot. The title of Breton’s long prose poem, Arcane 17, refers to tarot card 17, the “stars” card (Les étoiles), usually a symbol of free-flowing love and renewal of forces. However, Breton’s imagination brought new associations, multiplying the morning stars and infusing them with fluid meanings

André Breton and Roberto Matta Echaurren This is another example of the surrealist passion for tarot. The title of Breton’s long prose poem, Arcane 17, refers to tarot card 17, the “stars” card (Les étoiles), usually a symbol of free-flowing love and renewal of forces. However, Breton’s imagination brought new associations, multiplying the morning stars and infusing them with fluid meanings

Matta  Pyrocentre  Discover the coolest shows in New York at www.artexperience.com

Matta Pyrocentre Discover the coolest shows in New York at www.artexperience.com

Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890), "Pink Peach Trees" ("Remember Purple") -Kröller-Müller Museum ~ Otterlo, The Netherlands

Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890), "Pink Peach Trees" ("Remember Purple") -Kröller-Müller Museum ~ Otterlo, The Netherlands

Here are Matta's four original illustrations for Andre Breton's Arcane 17 (Brentano, 1945). The book is available in English translation as Arcanum 17 from Green Integer (without the images).

Here are Matta's four original illustrations for Andre Breton's Arcane 17 (Brentano, 1945). The book is available in English translation as Arcanum 17 from Green Integer (without the images).

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