Self portrait with stylus
47.5 x 33 cm
Beckmann depicts himself holding the tool needed to produce such a drypoint print.
The use of tense and wiry lines testifies to his derelict state, having been discharged from the German army after suffering a complete mental and physical breakdown, Yet, his intent gaze suggests his determination to overcome his abject situation.
Purchased 1998 (No. 98.5)