Self-Portrait with Saxophone (1930) by Max Beckmann

Self-Portrait with Saxophone - Max Beckmann - 1930

Artwork Information

TitleSelf-Portrait with Saxophone
ArtistMax Beckmann
MediumOil on Canvas
Dimensions69.5 x 140.5 cm
Art MovementExpressionism
Current LocationKunsthalle Bremen, Bremen, Germany
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About Self-Portrait with Saxophone

Max Beckmann’s Self-Portrait with Saxophone, painted in 1930, is a stunning example of the artist’s confidence and mastery of his craft. The painting captures the essence of Beckmann as an accomplished musician and painter. His skillful technique is evident through his use of controlled brushstrokes and a well thought-out composition.

Despite his success, Beckmann faced persecution by the Nazi party due to his association with Expressionism, a movement of which he was denounced. This self-portrait showcases his resilience during this difficult time, as he confidently stares out at the viewer while holding a saxophone in hand.

The painting is available for purchase as various forms of decor such as wall art, apparel, phone cases and greeting cards. Its popularity among art enthusiasts remains consistent due to its powerful imagery that embodies the artist’s strength amidst adversity. Overall, Self-Portrait With Saxophone is an exemplary work by Max Beckmann that showcases his impressive artistic talent and tenacity during hard times.

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