Portrait Painting for Sale

Painting, Retrato Fondo Azul, Enrique Pichardo

Retrato Fondo Azul

Enrique Pichardo

Painting - 70 x 70 x 1 cm Painting - 27.6 x 27.6 x 0.4 inch

$988

Painting, Kid with cat, Eulogia Merle

Kid with cat

Eulogia Merle

Painting - 62 x 80 cm Painting - 24.4 x 31.5 inch

$1,747

Painting, Blue Sun, tizlu

Blue Sun

tizlu

Painting - 50 x 20 x 2.5 cm Painting - 19.7 x 7.9 x 1 inch

$1,063 $999

Painting, Vert d'espoir, Jazzu

Vert d'espoir

Jazzu

Painting - 40 x 30 x 2 cm Painting - 15.7 x 11.8 x 0.8 inch

$1,265

Painting, The ballet princess, Serghei Ghetiu

The ballet princess

Serghei Ghetiu

Painting - 60 x 50 x 2 cm Painting - 23.6 x 19.7 x 0.8 inch

$1,007

Painting, Ballon blanc, Christian Raffin

Ballon blanc

Christian Raffin

Painting - 80 x 40 x 2 cm Painting - 31.5 x 15.7 x 0.8 inch

$1,118

Painting, My Kid Just Ruined My Basquiat (graf) on canvas, Ziegler T

My Kid Just Ruined My Basquiat (graf) on canvas

Ziegler T

Painting - 70 x 50 x 2 cm Painting - 27.6 x 19.7 x 0.8 inch

$1,007

Painting, Contemporary portrait - Red Auto, Nataliya Bagatskaya

Contemporary portrait - Red Auto

Nataliya Bagatskaya

Painting - 65 x 80 x 1.5 cm Painting - 25.6 x 31.5 x 0.6 inch

$1,454

Painting, Inspire, David Jamin

Inspire

David Jamin

Painting - 30 x 30 x 2.5 cm Painting - 11.8 x 11.8 x 1 inch

$749

Painting, Selfie à 3, Hervé Maury

Selfie à 3

Hervé Maury

Painting - 76 x 76 x 3.5 cm Painting - 29.9 x 29.9 x 1.4 inch

$2,125

Painting, Excitement, Plamen Ovcharov

Excitement

Plamen Ovcharov

Painting - 83 x 77 x 2 cm Painting - 32.7 x 30.3 x 0.8 inch

$950

Painting, Love is all we need, Jean-Philippe Berger

Love is all we need

Jean-Philippe Berger

Painting - 120 x 90 x 2 cm Painting - 47.2 x 35.4 x 0.8 inch

$1,007 $906

Painting, Idealization, Roxana Khonkulova

Idealization

Roxana Khonkulova

Painting - 90 x 70 x 1.5 cm Painting - 35.4 x 27.6 x 0.6 inch

$1,007

Painting, Persona YB2401, Alex Senchenko

Persona YB2401

Alex Senchenko

Painting - 100 x 100 x 1.5 cm Painting - 39.4 x 39.4 x 0.6 inch

$1,986

Painting, Her Softness, Kirill Postovit

Her Softness

Kirill Postovit

Painting - 100 x 70 x 2 cm Painting - 39.4 x 27.6 x 0.8 inch

$1,678

Painting, Be Careful What You Wish For, Zena Blackwell

Be Careful What You Wish For

Zena Blackwell

Painting - 45 x 45 x 2 cm Painting - 17.7 x 17.7 x 0.8 inch

$1,456

Painting, Fantasy Art II (una jóven con el pelo floral), Vesna Udicki Vucetic

Fantasy Art II (una jóven con el pelo floral)

Vesna Udicki Vucetic

Painting - 60 x 50 x 2 cm Painting - 23.6 x 19.7 x 0.8 inch

$2,069

Painting, Saxy girl, Christof Monnin

Saxy girl

Christof Monnin

Painting - 120 x 80 x 2.5 cm Painting - 47.2 x 31.5 x 1 inch

$1,790

Painting, Couple, Patricia Simsa

Couple

Patricia Simsa

Painting - 60 x 60 x 5 cm Painting - 23.6 x 23.6 x 2 inch

$2,237

Painting, Untitled 1, Emmanuel Ojebola

Untitled 1

Emmanuel Ojebola

Painting - 61 x 48.3 x 2.5 cm Painting - 24 x 19 x 1 inch

$2,250

Painting, Roboïde, PRAB'Z

Roboïde

PRAB'Z

Painting - 116 x 81 x 1 cm Painting - 45.7 x 31.9 x 0.4 inch

$1,230

Painting, Georges, Arnaud Chapalain

Georges

Arnaud Chapalain

Painting - 120 x 120 x 3 cm Painting - 47.2 x 47.2 x 1.2 inch

$6,599

Painting, Milena, Tigran Pogosyan

Milena

Tigran Pogosyan

Painting - 70 x 90 x 2 cm Painting - 27.6 x 35.4 x 0.8 inch

$2,237

Painting, Mise à part, Jade Mouge

Mise à part

Jade Mouge

Painting - 100 x 81 x 2 cm Painting - 39.4 x 31.9 x 0.8 inch

$2,013

Painting, Dedicated to Botticelli 2, Olga Marciano

Dedicated to Botticelli 2

Olga Marciano

Painting - 50 x 50 x 2 cm Painting - 19.7 x 19.7 x 0.8 inch

$783

Painting, Fille aux macarons bleius, Albane de Saint Remy

Fille aux macarons bleius

Albane de Saint Remy

Painting - 190.5 x 88.9 x 5.1 cm Painting - 75 x 35 x 2 inch

$1,641

Painting, Thoughtful Man, Josep Guinovart

Thoughtful Man

Josep Guinovart

Painting - 65 x 50 x 1 cm Painting - 25.6 x 19.7 x 0.4 inch

$2,013

Painting, L'étreinte, Bengt Lindström

L'étreinte

Bengt Lindström

Painting - 92 x 73 x 2 cm Painting - 36.2 x 28.7 x 0.8 inch

$22,369

Painting, Comme la gourmandise, Joël Kermarrec

Comme la gourmandise

Joël Kermarrec

Painting - 75 x 56 x 0.2 cm Painting - 29.5 x 22 x 0.1 inch

$1,342

Painting, La souffleuse de rêves, Els Knockaert

La souffleuse de rêves

Els Knockaert

Painting - 30 x 30 x 3 cm Painting - 11.8 x 11.8 x 1.2 inch

$973

Painting, Europe, Adélaïde Leferme

Europe

Adélaïde Leferme

Painting - 130 x 93 x 4.5 cm Painting - 51.2 x 36.6 x 1.8 inch

$2,125

Painting, Hommage à Camille Claudel, Duytter

Hommage à Camille Claudel

Duytter

Painting - 100 x 100 x 1.5 cm Painting - 39.4 x 39.4 x 0.6 inch

$6,599

Painting, The Asian Boy, Nopparat Kongyoung

The Asian Boy

Nopparat Kongyoung

Painting - 135 x 88 x 4 cm Painting - 53.1 x 34.6 x 1.6 inch

$1,790

Painting, Portrait #2. From the Portraits series, Luigi Christopher Veggetti Kanku

Portrait #2. From the Portraits series

Luigi Christopher Veggetti Kanku

Painting - 30 x 20.8 x 0.3 cm Painting - 11.8 x 8.2 x 0.1 inch

$1,200

Painting, Ready Set, Omoyeni Arogunmati

Ready Set

Omoyeni Arogunmati

Painting - 91.4 x 76.2 x 2.5 cm Painting - 36 x 30 x 1 inch

$950

Painting, Wink Wink, Akio Harada

Wink Wink

Akio Harada

Painting - 30.5 x 30.5 x 3.8 cm Painting - 12 x 12 x 1.5 inch

$1,342

Painting, Wise Women, Oluwatobiloba Amusan

Wise Women

Oluwatobiloba Amusan

Painting - 39.1 x 27.9 x 2.5 cm Painting - 15.4 x 11 x 1 inch

$1,750

Painting, Dance of Light, Arevik Gasparyan

Dance of Light

Arevik Gasparyan

Painting - 60 x 70 x 2 cm Painting - 23.6 x 27.6 x 0.8 inch

$1,500

Painting, Armenian Essence, Hayk Miqayelyan

Armenian Essence

Hayk Miqayelyan

Painting - 50 x 70 x 2 cm Painting - 19.7 x 27.6 x 0.8 inch

$1,200

Painting, Ecce homo (2) (after pina bausch) forbidden collage (16), Julien Delagrange

Ecce homo (2) (after pina bausch) forbidden collage (16)

Julien Delagrange

Painting - 40 x 30 x 0.1 cm Painting - 15.7 x 11.8 x 0 inch

$2,013

Painting, Phone Conversation, Abdulateef Salaudeen

Phone Conversation

Abdulateef Salaudeen

Painting - 91.4 x 91.4 x 2.5 cm Painting - 36 x 36 x 1 inch

$2,000

Painting, Sisters in Yellow 3, Oluwafemi Afolabi

Sisters in Yellow 3

Oluwafemi Afolabi

Painting - 152.4 x 121.9 x 2.5 cm Painting - 60 x 48 x 1 inch

$4,499

Painting, Dots (woman enjoying painting by Larry Poons), Gerard Boersma

Dots (woman enjoying painting by Larry Poons)

Gerard Boersma

Painting - 40 x 40 x 1 cm Painting - 15.7 x 15.7 x 0.4 inch

$1,790

Painting, Contemplator, Petya Deneva

Contemplator

Petya Deneva

Painting - 60 x 60 x 2 cm Painting - 23.6 x 23.6 x 0.8 inch

$1,443 $1,299

Painting, Sacura, Rusudan Zviadadze

Sacura

Rusudan Zviadadze

Painting - 120 x 100 x 2 cm Painting - 47.2 x 39.4 x 0.8 inch

$1,678

Painting, Luana, Walter Minus

Luana

Walter Minus

Painting - 29.7 x 21 cm Painting - 11.7 x 8.3 inch

$1,510

Painting, Underground-3, SmaK-titi

Underground-3

SmaK-titi

Painting - 120 x 120 x 4.5 cm Painting - 47.2 x 47.2 x 1.8 inch

$2,796

Painting, Family portrait, Stephanie Godann

Family portrait

Stephanie Godann

Painting - 100 x 81 x 2 cm Painting - 39.4 x 31.9 x 0.8 inch

$1,118

Painting, Portrait of My Barber (At The Barber Shop), Eyitayo Alagbe

Portrait of My Barber (At The Barber Shop)

Eyitayo Alagbe

Painting - 121.9 x 91.4 x 2.5 cm Painting - 48 x 36 x 1 inch

$4,250

Painting, Moods, Fulvio Ghemasi

Moods

Fulvio Ghemasi

Painting - 77 x 77 x 2 cm Painting - 30.3 x 30.3 x 0.8 inch

$2,237

Painting, Falling, Greatjoy Ndlovu

Falling

Greatjoy Ndlovu

Painting - 75 x 60 x 4 cm Painting - 29.5 x 23.6 x 1.6 inch

$1,566

Painting, Young Girl Lotus, Vu Dinh Son

Young Girl Lotus

Vu Dinh Son

Painting - 90 x 90 x 2 cm Painting - 35.4 x 35.4 x 0.8 inch

$2,237

Painting, Brothers, M. Hovol

Brothers

M. Hovol

Painting - 85 x 85 x 2 cm Painting - 33.5 x 33.5 x 0.8 inch

$2,237

Painting, Alma mater (Porcelana), Salustiano

Alma mater (Porcelana)

Salustiano

Painting - 120 x 120 cm Painting - 47.2 x 47.2 inch

$60,397

Painting, Geisha, Mamen Coranti

Geisha

Mamen Coranti

Painting - 60 x 60 x 3 cm Painting - 23.6 x 23.6 x 1.2 inch

$895

Painting, Resurrección, María Galán

Resurrección

María Galán

Painting - 114 x 146 x 3 cm Painting - 44.9 x 57.5 x 1.2 inch

$2,237

Painting, Game of Life, Michael Adetula

Game of Life

Michael Adetula

Painting - 91.4 x 91.4 x 2.5 cm Painting - 36 x 36 x 1 inch

$1,850

Painting, Butterfly Melody, Armen Vahramyan

Butterfly Melody

Armen Vahramyan

Painting - 40 x 40 x 2 cm Painting - 15.7 x 15.7 x 0.8 inch

$890

Painting, Mélange de Couleurs, Flog

Mélange de Couleurs

Flog

Painting - 36.5 x 96 x 3 cm Painting - 14.4 x 37.8 x 1.2 inch

$8,948

Painting, Woman with umbrella in a rainy city, Schagen Vita

Woman with umbrella in a rainy city

Schagen Vita

Painting - 50 x 40 x 2 cm Painting - 19.7 x 15.7 x 0.8 inch

$895

Painting, Oncle Bui, Hom Nguyen

Oncle Bui

Hom Nguyen

Painting - 200 x 200 cm Painting - 78.7 x 78.7 inch

$40,265

Painting, Méduse, Yu Fu

Méduse

Yu Fu

Painting - 100 x 100 x 4 cm Painting - 39.4 x 39.4 x 1.6 inch

$13,422

Painting, Baby Doll, Chanel Tribute, Rachel Bergeret

Baby Doll, Chanel Tribute

Rachel Bergeret

Painting - 70 x 40 x 1 cm Painting - 27.6 x 15.7 x 0.4 inch

$3,859

Painting, Land of Plenty, Donovan Rose

Land of Plenty

Donovan Rose

Painting - 61 x 91 x 4 cm Painting - 24 x 35.8 x 1.6 inch

$2,684

Painting, L'amour en bleu, Joseph Piermatteo

L'amour en bleu

Joseph Piermatteo

Painting - 73 x 100 x 3 cm Painting - 28.7 x 39.4 x 1.2 inch

$3,915

Painting, C'est étonnant, tu crois pas, Jéko

C'est étonnant, tu crois pas

Jéko

Painting - 65 x 50 x 0.2 cm Painting - 25.6 x 19.7 x 0.1 inch

$1,342

Painting, Think, Jef Aérosol

Think

Jef Aérosol

Painting - 80 x 80 x 2 cm Painting - 31.5 x 31.5 x 0.8 inch

$5,145

Painting, Spring walk, Arevik Gasparyan

Spring walk

Arevik Gasparyan

Painting - 70 x 60 x 2 cm Painting - 27.6 x 23.6 x 0.8 inch

$1,200

Painting, Pachamama Glósóli 5 - oil impressionnist - French School -  (XXL), Bazévian Delacapucinière

Pachamama Glósóli 5 - oil impressionnist - French School - (XXL)

Bazévian Delacapucinière

Painting - 80 x 120 x 3.7 cm Painting - 31.5 x 47.2 x 1.5 inch

$6,711

Painting, Mickey Mouse Soldier, Belart Collective

Mickey Mouse Soldier

Belart Collective

Painting - 120 x 80 x 4 cm Painting - 47.2 x 31.5 x 1.6 inch

$2,226

Painting, Introportrait à la nuit, David Jamin

Introportrait à la nuit

David Jamin

Painting - 130 x 97 x 2 cm Painting - 51.2 x 38.2 x 0.8 inch

$4,698

Painting, Le petit pilier, Miquel Wert

Le petit pilier

Miquel Wert

Painting - 55 x 38 x 3 cm Painting - 21.7 x 15 x 1.2 inch

$1,398

Painting, Sonam, David Cintract

Sonam

David Cintract

Painting - 50 x 50 x 4 cm Painting - 19.7 x 19.7 x 1.6 inch

$2,181

Painting, Workday Conversations, Gegham Hunanyan

Workday Conversations

Gegham Hunanyan

Painting - 50 x 40 x 2 cm Painting - 19.7 x 15.7 x 0.8 inch

$350 $298

Painting, Bloom as many lives as there are (nochi no Kazu ni), Saki Otsuka

Bloom as many lives as there are (nochi no Kazu ni)

Saki Otsuka

Painting - 91 x 65 x 2 cm Painting - 35.8 x 25.6 x 0.8 inch

$2,237

Painting, Epicycle - série portrait onirique et surréalisme, Samuel Boudaud

Epicycle - série portrait onirique et surréalisme

Samuel Boudaud

Painting - 70 x 50 x 2 cm Painting - 27.6 x 19.7 x 0.8 inch

$2,377

Painting, Placebo, Nawel Aubert

Placebo

Nawel Aubert

Painting - 116 x 89 x 2.5 cm Painting - 45.7 x 35 x 1 inch

$1,342

Painting, Flower Boy, Salvador Banares

Flower Boy

Salvador Banares

Painting - 65 x 51 x 2 cm Painting - 25.6 x 20.1 x 0.8 inch

$895

Painting, Once Given a White Rose 3 (1), Agbalaya Abdulahi Opeyemi

Once Given a White Rose 3 (1)

Agbalaya Abdulahi Opeyemi

Painting - 33 x 25.4 x 2.5 cm Painting - 13 x 10 x 1 inch

$650

Painting, Maya, Josue M Pierre

Maya

Josue M Pierre

Painting - 95 x 71.9 x 2.5 cm Painting - 37.4 x 28.3 x 1 inch

$3,100

Painting, Nine Faces, Christiaan van Hedel

Nine Faces

Christiaan van Hedel

Painting - 120 x 80 x 4 cm Painting - 47.2 x 31.5 x 1.6 inch

$4,082

Painting, Enchanting Elegance, Samson Adetunji

Enchanting Elegance

Samson Adetunji

Painting - 76.2 x 76.2 x 2.5 cm Painting - 30 x 30 x 1 inch

$2,250

Painting, ST1, Alber

ST1

Alber

Painting - 150 x 80 x 4 cm Painting - 59.1 x 31.5 x 1.6 inch

$4,138

Painting, Taylor Swift's High Heels, Joanna Glazer

Taylor Swift's High Heels

Joanna Glazer

Painting - 100 x 80 x 2 cm Painting - 39.4 x 31.5 x 0.8 inch

$436 $305

Painting, Couple, Ezequiel Solano

Couple

Ezequiel Solano

Painting - 120 x 120 cm Painting - 47.2 x 47.2 inch

$1,118

Painting, The Passage, Fulvio Codsi

The Passage

Fulvio Codsi

Painting - 200 x 120 cm Painting - 78.7 x 47.2 inch

$13,000 $11,700

Painting, Our reality, Sesse Elangwe Ngeseli

Our reality

Sesse Elangwe Ngeseli

Painting - 91.4 x 137.2 x 3 cm Painting - 36 x 54 x 1.2 inch

$7,606

Painting, Alliance, Noa Mai

Alliance

Noa Mai

Painting - 120 x 60 x 0.5 cm Painting - 47.2 x 23.6 x 0.2 inch

$1,007

Painting, Selfie 4, MissMe

Selfie 4

MissMe

Painting - 58 x 50 x 1 cm Painting - 22.8 x 19.7 x 0.4 inch

$3,915

Painting, Urban Jungle, Dasha Pogodina

Urban Jungle

Dasha Pogodina

Painting - 100 x 90 x 2.5 cm Painting - 39.4 x 35.4 x 1 inch

$1,007

Painting, Embrace (Nature), Oyeleye Feranmi

Embrace (Nature)

Oyeleye Feranmi

Painting - 61 x 45.7 x 2.5 cm Painting - 24 x 18 x 1 inch

$1,500

Painting, There must have been an angel by my side, Ritchelly Oliveira

There must have been an angel by my side

Ritchelly Oliveira

Painting - 65 x 54 x 3 cm Painting - 25.6 x 21.3 x 1.2 inch

$8,165

Painting, Soulmates, Spring serie, Olha Vlasova

Soulmates, Spring serie

Olha Vlasova

Painting - 60 x 60 x 2 cm Painting - 23.6 x 23.6 x 0.8 inch

$1,118

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.