Self-Portrait (1943) by David Alfaro Siqueiros

Self-Portrait - David Alfaro Siqueiros - 1946

Artwork Information

ArtistDavid Alfaro Siqueiros
Dimensions39 3/8 x 48 in.
Art MovementExpressionism
Current LocationPrivate Collection

About Self-Portrait

The artwork titled “Self-Portrait” is a creation by artist David Alfaro Siqueiros dating back to 1946. Exemplifying the Expressionism art movement, this piece measures 39 3/8 by 48 inches and falls under the genre of a self-portrait. Presently, the artwork resides within a private collection.

Upon examining the artwork, one observes the distinct abstract qualities typical of Expressionism, with the artist conveying his inner emotional experience rather than a realistic portrayal. The self-portrait features bold, sweeping lines and a powerful use of contrast, with the subject’s facial features depicted in a highly stylized and distorted manner. The visage is rendered with a sense of urgency, a hallmark of Siqueiros’ passionate approach to art. The eyes, mouth, and other facial components appear to be in motion, as though they capture a single moment of intense expression. The use of dark lines on a lighter background emphasizes the dramatic effect, creating an arresting visual impact that communicates a raw and passionate essence characteristic of the artist’s oeuvre. This work, through its vigorous expressionistic technique, provides insight into the artist’s psyche, allowing the viewer a glimpse into the complex layers of Siqueiros’ identity and temperament.

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