1. Read the commentary about Van Gogh’s self-portrait and comment on
what interests you most about the commentary and the portrait.
2. Read the commentary about Rembrandt’s self-portraits, click on the title to enlarge the thumbnail or each of the portraits to get a much better look at the images. Comment on what interests you most about the descriptive/historical essay and which portrait you find most interesting and why.
3. Read the blog about Kollwitz’s self-portraits and comment on
what interest you most in the commentary and which portrait you like the most and why. (You may google more of her portraits than those shown here.)
4. Finally, comment on the portraits which you want to emulate in the process of drawing your own self-portrait and whether or not you think that approach will help you when you draw your classmates as preparation.