Museum Folkwang
Regard halluciné
  • WOLS
  • Regard halluciné, 1946/47

  • Hallucinogenic Gaze
  • Oil on canvas
  • 81 x 81 cm
  • Acquired in 1981 with the support of the City of Essen
  • Inv. G 452
  • CommentaryWOLS, who grew up in Berlin and Dresden in a civil servant family interested in culture, sought to enter Dresden circles of collectors and artists very early on. He was especially impressed by the paintings of Paul Klee, which he discovered in house of the collectors Ida and Fritz Bienart. After his application to study at the Bauhaus was rejected, he travelled to Paris at Lázló Moholy-Nay’s recommendation in 1933. Apart from some paintings, he made a number of photographs in this period that he successfully exhibited in 1936. Apart from Paul Klee, whose work had a lasting influence on him, his discovery of Surrealism also greatly influenced his artistic development. With his drawings and aquarelles shown in the Paris gallery of René Drouin in December 1945 and the paintings he made between 1945 and 1951, WOLS opened up new forms of expression for modern art in using the psychic automatism of Surrealist art and the malleable tangibility of the paint. At the same time as ‘Action Painting’ and ‘ Abstract Expressionsm’ in New York, ‘Lyrical Abstraction’ appeared in Paris. ‘Regard Halluciné’ is an exceptional example of this type of painting, also called ‘Art informel’ or ‘Tachism’, which assigns the artist’s intuitive interaction with his material a decisive role in the production of an image.
  • Provenance1981, Galerie Linssen, Bonn
  • Obj_Id: 3,584
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  • Obj_Ownership_S (Verantw):Painting, Sculpture, Media Art
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  • Obj_Creditline_S: Gemäldesammlung
  • Obj_Title1_S: Regard halluciné
  • Obj_Title2_S: Hallucinogenic Gaze
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  • Obj_Dating_S: 1946/47
  • Jahr von: 1,946
  • Jahr bis: 1,947
  • Obj_IdentNr_S: G 452
  • Obj_IdentNrSort_S: G 0452
  • Obj_Classification_S (Objtyp): Painting
  • Obj_Crate_S: 81 x 81 cm
  • Obj_Material_S: Oil on canvas
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  • Obj_AccNote_S (Erwerb): Acquired in 1981 with the support of the City of Essen
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  • Obj_Rights_S: © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2018

1981, Galerie Linssen, Bonn