17. Paratene Matchitt (b. 1933)
PVA on board
46.5 x 68.5 cm
Signed & dated 1965
est. $4,000 - 6,000
Fetched $9,700
Relative Size: Untitled
Relative size

Antiques & Fine Art, Cordy's 3/11/2015

A significant difference between modern and traditional oil paints is that the more liquid modern paints did not have the same ability to produce rich impasto effects as Para Matchitt has in this work. Experimenting in a different way, Matchitt painted thick layers of smooth PVA paint over each other, which then allowed him to carve intricate patterns into the drying surface.