1. Read the commentary about Van Gogh’s self-portrait and in your sketchbook, 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. In your sketchbook, 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 in your sketchbook, 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, look at the following unusual self portraits:
Make a list in your sketchbook of as many of the strategies that are used here that you can distinguish. Then think of 3 others, share with classmates, and list more. Choose one or more to execute in your self-depiction.