Being With - Etre Avec  1946

by Roberto Matta

Matta painted this canvas in 1946 while he was living in New York (1939–48). It depicts a labyrinth of architectural structures seen from various perspectives and contorted humanoid figures engaged in sex acts. This imagery reflects his familiarity with architectural design and Surrealism. Like many artists at the time, Matta expressed distress at the state of the world, o...
87 x 180 in. (221 x 457.2 cm)
Oil on canvas
Courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art