Portrait Painting for Sale

Painting, Young boy, Jef Aérosol

Young boy

Jef Aérosol

Painting - 100 x 100 x 5 cm

$8,474

Painting, Tant qu'il aura des fleurs, David Jamin

Tant qu'il aura des fleurs

David Jamin

Painting - 41 x 33 x 2 cm

$960

Painting, Smirk, Nina Urushadze

Smirk

Nina Urushadze

Painting - 80 x 60 x 2 cm

$2,034

Painting, Blue VR7731, Kseniya Rai

Blue VR7731

Kseniya Rai

Painting - 90 x 90 x 2 cm

$3,051

Painting, Adolescence 1, Camille Cottier

Adolescence 1

Camille Cottier

Painting - 47.5 x 50 x 1 cm

$2,147

Painting, Kakorrhaphiaphobia, Aïcha Koné

Kakorrhaphiaphobia

Aïcha Koné

Painting - 80 x 120 x 2 cm

$2,260

Painting, Contemporary portrait "Cat Country", Nataliya Bagatskaya

Contemporary portrait "Cat Country"

Nataliya Bagatskaya

Painting - 90 x 55 x 1.8 cm

$2,248

Painting, Lys, Cannibal Malabar

Lys

Cannibal Malabar

Painting - 80 x 60 x 2 cm

$1,808

Painting, Reading in the garden, Dasha Pogodina

Reading in the garden

Dasha Pogodina

Painting - 100 x 100 x 2.5 cm

$1,243

Painting, Union of souls, Liana Asatryan

Union of souls

Liana Asatryan

Painting - 50 x 70 x 2 cm

$900

Painting, Sans Titre, Meteo Meteo

Sans Titre

Meteo Meteo

Painting - 84.1 x 59.4 x 0.1 cm

$734

Painting, Look at me, Caro Graffiti

Look at me

Caro Graffiti

Painting - 100 x 80 x 2 cm

$1,695

Painting, Masculine Elegance (Beauty Within Us), Fasalejo Tobiloba

Masculine Elegance (Beauty Within Us)

Fasalejo Tobiloba

Painting - 61 x 50.8 x 2.5 cm

$1,350

Painting, Thy Brother's Keeper, Eniafe Gbenga

Thy Brother's Keeper

Eniafe Gbenga

Painting - 91.4 x 61 x 2.5 cm

$2,000

Painting, The french woman, Vahe Bagumyan

The french woman

Vahe Bagumyan

Painting - 50 x 70 x 2 cm

$999

Painting, Goya, C215

Goya

C215

Painting - 10 x 14 x 0.01 cm

$1,017

Painting, Emergence, Nef

Emergence

Nef

Painting - 52.5 x 75 x 0.1 cm

$2,825

Painting, On se marche dessus, AE2

On se marche dessus

AE2

Painting - 100 x 100 x 4 cm

$1,299

Painting, Stark wie Mohn, Sasa Makarova

Stark wie Mohn

Sasa Makarova

Painting - 120 x 80 x 5 cm

$10,169

Painting, Retrato Fondo Azul, Enrique Pichardo

Retrato Fondo Azul

Enrique Pichardo

Painting - 70 x 70 x 2 cm

$968

Painting, The beauty of dance XII, Serghei Ghetiu

The beauty of dance XII

Serghei Ghetiu

Painting - 80 x 49 x 2 cm

$1,921

Painting, Eagle eyes, Zena Blackwell

Eagle eyes

Zena Blackwell

Painting - 35 x 45.5 x 2 cm

$1,188

Painting, Lamente, Gianluca Fascetto

Lamente

Gianluca Fascetto

Painting - 65 x 63 x 1 cm

$1,107

Painting, Mademoiselle 55, Kaige Yang

Mademoiselle 55

Kaige Yang

Painting - 50 x 30 x 1 cm

$2,034

Painting, Outsider, Mathieu Questel

Outsider

Mathieu Questel

Painting - 130 x 97 x 2.5 cm

$5,084

Painting, Nanas, Pepita

Nanas

Pepita

Painting - 130 x 97 x 2 cm

$3,503

Painting, Mickey Mouse Soldier, Belart Collective

Mickey Mouse Soldier

Belart Collective

Painting - 120 x 80 x 4 cm

$2,248

Painting, Hatted (detras de tu mirada), Marcelo Novo

Hatted (detras de tu mirada)

Marcelo Novo

Painting - 61 x 61 x 3.8 cm

$1,650

Painting, Head, André Derain

Head

André Derain

Painting - 10 x 10 x 0.05 cm

$1,977

Painting, NY Eve, Maka Batiashvili

NY Eve

Maka Batiashvili

Painting - 38.1 x 55.9 x 2.5 cm

$2,000

Painting, Neo man, Vitaliy Lishko

Neo man

Vitaliy Lishko

Painting - 140 x 180 x 2 cm

$4,971

Painting, Thamatos, Michelino Iorizzo

Thamatos

Michelino Iorizzo

Painting - 129 x 100 x 0.5 cm

$11,298

Painting, Flirt, set of 9 separate paintings, Olha Vlasova

Flirt, set of 9 separate paintings

Olha Vlasova

Painting - 60 x 60 x 2 cm

$791

Painting, Continent Américain, Clara Castagné

Continent Américain

Clara Castagné

Painting - 110 x 92 x 2.5 cm

$5,084

Painting, Alessandro Magno nº3, Davide Ricchetti

Alessandro Magno nº3

Davide Ricchetti

Painting - 42 x 28.5 x 0.5 cm

$1,017

Painting, On ne choisit pas sa famille, Béatrice Terra

On ne choisit pas sa famille

Béatrice Terra

Painting - 92 x 73 x 2 cm

$2,599

Painting, Kopan, Nanou Marcer

Kopan

Nanou Marcer

Painting - 100 x 100 x 1 cm

$1,808

Painting, Untitled, Leead Shamir

Untitled

Leead Shamir

Painting - 40 x 30 x 2 cm

$2,034

Painting, Nyx, Yoann Merienne

Nyx

Yoann Merienne

Painting - 200 x 140 x 3 cm

$13,332

Painting, Le funanbule 2, Charlotte Pivard

Le funanbule 2

Charlotte Pivard

Painting - 30 x 30 x 3 cm

$452

Painting, Arribada, Alejandra Caballero

Arribada

Alejandra Caballero

Painting - 65 x 100 x 3 cm

$3,672

Painting, Le Regard de David, Miguel Guía

Le Regard de David

Miguel Guía

Painting - 70 x 70 x 4 cm

$2,090

Painting, Mon ami Josiah II, Elizabeth Ekpetorson

Mon ami Josiah II

Elizabeth Ekpetorson

Painting - 152.4 x 121.9 cm

$1,130

Painting, La baigneuse, OakOak

La baigneuse

OakOak

Painting - 40 x 40 x 6 cm

$1,582

Painting, Teach us to love ourselves, Oluwafemi Afolabi

Teach us to love ourselves

Oluwafemi Afolabi

Painting - 121.9 x 91.4 x 2.5 cm

$2,800

Painting, Walking Big ( RAW ) Head, Niark1

Walking Big ( RAW ) Head

Niark1

Painting - 65 x 43 x 2 cm

$1,017

Painting, Sister, we are under the protection of our garden, Tetiana Pchelnykova

Sister, we are under the protection of our garden

Tetiana Pchelnykova

Painting - 90 x 100 x 2 cm

$1,525

Painting, Sitting Boy, Thomas Berthier

Sitting Boy

Thomas Berthier

Painting - 60 x 60 x 0.6 cm

$1,412

Painting, Antidote from the Gods, Ademola Ajayi

Antidote from the Gods

Ademola Ajayi

Painting - 91.4 x 76.2 x 2.5 cm

$2,350

Painting, Bob Marley, PyB

Bob Marley

PyB

Painting - 30 x 30 x 2 cm

$215

Painting, Confidences, Brito Esteves

Confidences

Brito Esteves

Painting - 70 x 50 x 2 cm

$1,695

Painting, The Albino Series IX (1), Éric Odartey

The Albino Series IX (1)

Éric Odartey

Painting - 152 x 114 x 3 cm

$4,293

Painting, Le regard vertical, Wifredo Lam

Le regard vertical

Wifredo Lam

Painting - 65 x 50 x 4 cm

$2,090

Painting, Angel 4, Schagen Vita

Angel 4

Schagen Vita

Painting - 30 x 24 x 0.3 cm

$260

Painting, Le couple, José Saboia

Le couple

José Saboia

Painting - 30 x 30 x 2 cm

$791

Painting, Christ, Ninu Art

Christ

Ninu Art

Painting - 90 x 70 x 2.5 cm

$2,260

Painting, Toxic spirit, SP

Toxic spirit

SP

Painting - 73 x 54 x 2 cm

$1,119

Painting, Go West, Xiang Shuai

Go West

Xiang Shuai

Painting - 60 x 50 x 3 cm

$2,034

Painting, Masquerade of emotions, Aram Sevoyan

Masquerade of emotions

Aram Sevoyan

Painting - 90 x 80 x 2 cm

$2,000

Painting, Transision, Ole Hedeager

Transision

Ole Hedeager

Painting - 150 x 100 x 4 cm

$3,277

Painting, Sans titre, Jo Di Bona

Sans titre

Jo Di Bona

Painting - 29 x 20 x 0.3 cm

$1,356

Painting, Codes of black, Marus Tebo

Codes of black

Marus Tebo

Painting - 100 x 90 x 2 cm

$2,825

Painting, Couple Goals, Meshach Samo

Couple Goals

Meshach Samo

Painting - 150 x 130 x 3 cm

$2,486

Painting, Katiola, Well Rimo

Katiola

Well Rimo

Painting - 150 x 150 x 3 cm

$12,428

Painting, Durga la blanche, Artiste Ouvrier

Durga la blanche

Artiste Ouvrier

Painting - 30 x 30 cm

$226

Painting, War U2 Bono, Spaco

War U2 Bono

Spaco

Painting - 30 x 30 x 2 cm

$215

Painting, Ernest, Benjamin David

Ernest

Benjamin David

Painting - 80 x 80 x 3 cm

$1,175

Painting, Manifest, Fred Borghesi

Manifest

Fred Borghesi

Painting - 18.5 x 11.5 x 0.5 cm

$791

Painting, Burn the Brain, Hongda

Burn the Brain

Hongda

Painting - 40 x 50 x 4 cm

$1,582

Painting, Kaluyo Perez and his piano, Julián Fourcade

Kaluyo Perez and his piano

Julián Fourcade

Painting - 120 x 120 cm

$960

Painting, Man of Valor, Gobe Joseph

Man of Valor

Gobe Joseph

Painting - 182.9 x 137.2 x 2.5 cm

$10,000

Painting, Totem Serpent, Angelika Zorigt

Totem Serpent

Angelika Zorigt

Painting - 61 x 50 x 2 cm

$1,130

Painting, Le spectacle, Ivan Jiménez Brunel

Le spectacle

Ivan Jiménez Brunel

Painting - 120 x 77.5 x 1.5 cm

$1,424

Painting, Colorl dance, Jayfray

Colorl dance

Jayfray

Painting - 100 x 80 x 2 cm

$1,243

Painting, Portrait I (1), Rong Su

Portrait I (1)

Rong Su

Painting - 40 x 30 x 4 cm

$904

Painting, Moi aussi, Eric Stein

Moi aussi

Eric Stein

Painting - 80 x 80 x 2 cm

$418 $376

Painting, Portrait with koi fishes, Ara Gasparyan

Portrait with koi fishes

Ara Gasparyan

Painting - 60 x 40 x 2 cm

$850

Painting, Rule, Britannia, James Earley

Rule, Britannia

James Earley

Painting - 80 x 60 x 3 cm

$5,870

Painting, My Peregrinations 4, Damola Ayegbayo

My Peregrinations 4

Damola Ayegbayo

Painting - 121.9 x 91.4 x 2.5 cm

$2,800

Painting, Portrait de Willy, Casimir Reymond

Portrait de Willy

Casimir Reymond

Painting - 61 x 50 x 2 cm

$1,774

Painting, War and Peace, Sebastian Picker

War and Peace

Sebastian Picker

Painting - 100 x 240 x 1 cm

$19,207

Painting, Dress Code, Philip Letsu Komla

Dress Code

Philip Letsu Komla

Painting - 150 x 120 x 2 cm

$8,813

Painting, Man Odyssey 2128, Dr Hide

Man Odyssey 2128

Dr Hide

Painting - 70 x 70 x 0.1 cm

$1,695

Painting, Nazdrave, Ivan Tzonev

Nazdrave

Ivan Tzonev

Painting - 100 x 81 x 2 cm

$904

Painting, The Breakfast of the Goddess, Vahag Hamalbashyan

The Breakfast of the Goddess

Vahag Hamalbashyan

Painting - 70 x 90 x 2 cm

$2,599 $2,339

Painting, Rumble in the Jungle, Boris Gobina

Rumble in the Jungle

Boris Gobina

Painting - 110 x 90 x 2 cm

$2,712

Painting, Da Laï Lama, Hom Nguyen

Da Laï Lama

Hom Nguyen

Painting - 150 x 150 x 6 cm

$33,330

Painting, Pure soul, Gillian Brin

Pure soul

Gillian Brin

Painting - 81 x 65 x 3 cm

$678

Painting, Kintsugo - Xi, Kina Lee

Kintsugo - Xi

Kina Lee

Painting - 50.8 x 40.64 x 2 cm

$2,147

Portrait Painting for Sale

Portraiture is one of the most important subjects in painting. The discipline has changed significantly over time and has a fascinating history.

In antiquity, portraits were exclusively reserved for gods and the most influential people in society. Paintings and statues representing the bodies of the deceased were erected to decorate tombs in Egypt. They weren't realistic but rather had a very standardized way of representing each part of the body.

In contrast to the Egyptians, painters and sculptors in Greece, who had a more in depth knowledge of the human anatomy, were more concerned about realism. Many portrait paintings from this period were done on vases and depicted gods and mythological scenes.

In the Middle Ages, most portraits paintings were commissioned and featuring the most important people of the time; they were painted into religious scenes to emphasize their piety and faith, along with their social status. Once these works of art had been painted, they were often donated to churches and monasteries.

The Renaissance marked a renewal for the arts and portrait painting was no exception. At the beginning of this period, artists were unconcerned about lifelike, realistic work. Sitters or the subjects represented were identifiable through the use of symbolic objects and the inclusion of their name.

Giotto revolutionized portraiture by imitating sculpture. He began to paint shadows, the subjects' expressions, effects of depth and began to use foreshortening. His knowledge soon began to spread.

Brunelleschi then introduced the idea of perspective in architecture, a concept which Masaccio adapted to painting. Italy became the center of portrait painting and the most important Italian families (including the Médici family) commissioned artwork by the best painters. Competition between these painters led them to innovate and led them to produce some of the greatest artworks in history. The most famous is undoubtedly the Mona Lisa by Leonardo de Vinci.

In Northern Europe during the 16th century, Flemish art was restricted by iconoclasm during the Reformation, a period during the depiction of religious figures was banned. Artists turned to courtly art which was particularly popular during the following centuries. A century earlier, Flemish art had marked a turning point with Jan Van Eyck, the inventor of oil painting (the preferred painting technique of Renaissance painters) and master of detailed realism, who influenced an entire generation of Flemish painters.

Over the following centuries, portrait painting continued to be an art form for the elite of society, but painters grew increasingly concerned about depicting realistic figures and communicating the sitter's inner world and emotions. The 20th century saw a growing trend: subjects were not painted to look beautiful (sometimes to their great dismay).

At the end of the 19th century, Impressionist painters became less reliant on sculpted models and sculpture's influence. They left their studios and painted portraits outside, “en plein air." They captured the light as they saw it and painted groups of people together rather than in in several stages.

Modern and contemporary art of the 20th century saw anything go when it came to portraits. Artists like Gustav Klimt, Pablo Picasso, Paul Gauguin and Lucien Freud turned traditional techniques and codified rules on their heads and developed their own unique styles. Discover portraits by Philippe PasquaRobert CombasGuangyu Dai and Erró on Artsper.

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What is meant by portrait painting?

A portrait painting is a painted artwork that depicts a person. A portrait painting usually depicts the upper body of a sitter, for example from the shoulders up. 

What art style is a portrait?

A portrait can be created in various different art styles and forms, including sculpture, painting and drawing. 

What makes a good portrait?

A portrait can be considered a good work of art for a variety of reasons, including its handling of light, tone and color, its likeness to the person it represents, or its expression of emotion.