Self-Portrait with Champagne Glass, Max Beckmann
Max Beckmann
Self-Portrait with Champagne Glass
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Max Beckmann

Self-Portrait with Champagne Glass, 1919


Dimensions
65.0 x 55.5 cm
Physical Description
Oil on canvas
Inventory Number
LG 86
Acquisition
On permanent loan from a private collector since 2011
Status
On display

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About the Work

In the garish light of a Frankfurt nightclub, the painter sits alone at the bar. Despite the bottle of champagne in the cooler at his side, the mood is anything but relaxed or merry. From the pale face with its tormented grin, two tired eyes gaze into the void. With decadent pleasure, the former medical orderly numbs the feeling of uncertainty and senselessness left behind in him by the war. A grotesque figure laughs in the background; like an echo, the visage appears again in the mirror.

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Self-Portrait with Champagne Glass
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Oil on canvas
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Label at the Time of Manufacture
Signiert und datiert oben links: Beckmann / Frankfurt a/M / Sept. 19.
Work Catalogues
  • Göpel 203

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© VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2019
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On permanent loan from a private collector since 2011

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16.09.2019