Soft Self-Portrait with Fried Bacon, 1941
Dali' s self-portrait is really amusing considering the fact that he would constantly dwell on the idea of his own genius. He was surely aware of his fame and his public image, hence this self-portrait could be interpreted as a self-irony.
In fact, Dali's appearance was eccentric and instantly memorable, thus soft organic slice of fried bacon metamorphosing into a face would come as a sense of surprise - common to Dali.
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