Immediately upon viewing this art, it is clear that it some form of a portrait. Indeed, it is a self-portrait of David Alfaro Siqueiros, and to me, it represents art of self expression. From 1945, this is one among a few paintings by Siqueiros. The artist had currently been involved in the use of art as a means of artistic discovery and endeavors, and his self-portraits were just one of many things he tried. His expression and pose were mirrored after an early photograph taken of him.