Wols found his artistic beginnings among Surrealist artists in France and became a leading artist of French Art Informel and Tachisme. His works are often haunting, almost hallucinatory. In “Untitled,” Wols draws four black and red forms, overlaid on a pink background, that seem tormented. Whether the work relates to a personal illness or reflects more broadly the socioeconomic and cultural dislocations widely experienced in the immediate postwar years, it presents a sensitive, quiet, albeit skeptical new direction for abstract art that could be perceived as a seed of hope.
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