MEET LUDWIG MEIDNER
German impressionist painter
This oil-on-canvas is
the artist's selbstbildnis (self portrait)
painted in 1912 in turbulent Berlin
on the eve of World War I.
This expressionist artist
practiced a style of art focused on
communicating man's inner self
rather than a realistic representation
of himself and surroundings.
His eerie grin and bold brushstrokes
betray his psychic state of anxiety & agitation.
(I'm obsessed with artists' self portraits.