A Pinch of Earth

Matta, Chilean, 1911 - 2002

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1953

Oil on canvas

Overall: 41 x 46 1/4 in. (104.2 x 117.5 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Gift of Thomas George, Class of 1940

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

P.965.74

Geography/Culture

South America, Chile

Period

20th century

Object Name

Painting

Classification

Painting

On view

Inscription

Signed and dated, on reverse: Matta 1953

Course History

SART 31, SART 72, Painting II, Painting III, Jennifer Caine, Fall 2014

Exhibition History

The Dartmouth Collection: 19th & 20th Century Paintings, Jaffe-Friede Gallery, Hopkins Center Art Galleries, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, September 17-November 6, 1982.

Surrealist Works from the Permanent Collection, Harrington Gallery Teaching Exhibition, MALS, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, July 20-September 1, 2002.

Shadows and Hallucinations: Surrealist Art from the Permanent Collection, Harrington Gallery Teaching Exhibition, MALS308, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, July 24-September 5, 1999.

Second Stage of Modernism: Art from 1945 to the Present, William B. Jaffe, Evelyn A. Jaffe Hall, Churchill P. Lathrop, Friends, and Owen Robertson Cheatham galleries, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, June 6-August 16, 1987.

Light in Art, Jaffe-Friede, Strauss and Barrows Galleries, Hopkins Center Art Galleries, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, December 2, 1977-January 29, 1978.

Contemporary Art from the College Collection, Jaffe-Friede Gallery, Hopkins Center Art Galleries, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, January 24-March 2, 1975.

Churchill P. Lathrop Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, March 30-July 12, 2006.

Art Since 1945: Selections from the Permanent Collection, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, December 19, 1992-March 14,1993.

Publication History

Treasures of the Hood Museum, Dartmouth College, New York, Hudson Hill Press, 1985, p. 142, no. 136.

Brian P. Kennedy and Emily Shubert Burke, Modern and Contemporary Art at Dartmouth: Highlights from the Hood Museum of Art, Hanover: Trustees of Dartmouth College, 2009 p.32, no.9.

Provenance

Thomas George (1918-2014), Princeton, New Jersey; given to present collection, 1965.

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