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Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel
Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel

Wols, was the pseudonym of Alfred Otto Wolfgang Schulze (May 27 1913- September 1 1951) who was a German painter and photographer. He was one of the influential painters of the Tachisme movement.Noted for his etchings and for use of stains (taches) of colour dabbed onto the canvas,as exampled by his painting Composition c. 1950. Although unrecognised in his lifetime he pioneered a new style of expressive abstraction.

The profound quotation about art...to see,it is not necessary to know anything,...except how to see... is attributed to him .

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