The Self-Portraits of Rembrandt


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How many self-portraits did Rembrandt create?

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1. Why did Rembrandt create so many self-portraits?

2. In which period of his life did Rembrandt paint self-portraits?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo will help you evaluate your understanding of the different periods of Rembrandt's life and career that are reflected in his self portraits. You'll also be tested on the different purposes and meanings that have been assigned to these works.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Prepare to answer questions on the following:

  • The scope of Rembrandt's self-portraiture
  • The purpose of his self-portraits
  • Relevant dates for Rembrandt's self-portraits
  • Images of Rembrandt's success
  • Self-portraits that reflect frailties

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access your knowledge of Rembrandt's self-portraiture
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast Rembrandt's self-portraits from his early years as an artist with those painted toward the end of his life
  • Knowledge application - use your understanding of Rembrandt's self portraits to explain how they represent different periods of his life

Additional Learning

Be sure to view the associated lesson, The Self-Portraits of Rembrandt, for further insight. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Understand Rembrandt's self-portraits as a visual autobiography
  • Recognize different techniques and poses in these works
  • Understand Rembrandt's ability to capture emotional and psychological characteristics in portraits
  • List different motives and meanings critics have attached to Rembrandt's self-portraits