UNCONVENTIONAL PORTRAITURE

The portrait is one of the oldest genres of painting known to art, and it first appeared in ancient Egypt. For several centuries, there was a tendency to idealize features in order flatter important patrons for whom the portrait was for. Then, progressively, artists started to turn to ordinary people for their sitters, with fewer requirements limiting their choices, they were able to paint increasingly realist works.

Portraiture was influenced by the many movements of the 20th century and, rather than getting closer to reality, painters used portraits as a means to experiment with new artistic techniques and theories. Photography and sculpture followed a similar path, thus showing the incredible creativity and interpretation of artists.

Today there is an enormous variety of unusual portraits that don’t aim flatter their sitters in the least but rather be expressive. Disfigured faces, surprising collages, distorted human forms and even creatures that are half-human, half-animal: there are no rules and creativity flows!

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Mohamed Ben Slama, Protagoniste II, Painting

Mohamed Ben Slama

Protagoniste II, 2015
20 x 20 cm
Painting

1 300 €

Corinne Héraud, Vanité, série Eternelles, Photography

Corinne Héraud

Vanité, série Eternelles, 2014
100 x 80 x 3 cm
Photography

2 500 €

Lee Jeffries, Untitled XXIII, Photography

Lee Jeffries

Untitled XXIII, 2016
80 x 80 x 5 cm
Photography

2 400 €

Pascale Barret, This is me ! Simone, Photography

Pascale Barret

This is me ! Simone, 2015
45 x 30 cm
Photography

1 500 €

Agnès Bouche, Portrait (adolescence), Painting

Agnès Bouche

Portrait (adolescence), 2016
30 x 40 x 8 cm
Painting

1 800 €

Leiga, Sienne mon amour nº1, Drawing

Leiga

Sienne mon amour nº1, 2017
45 x 32 x 1 cm
Drawing

200 €

Alain Crocq, Un consommateur, Painting

Alain Crocq

Un consommateur, 2015
92 x 73 x 3 cm
Painting

Sold out

Emma Vidal, Portrait of a girl, said to be II, Print

Emma Vidal

Portrait of a girl, said to be II, 2015
26 x 28 cm
Print

150 €

Justin Jones, Enemies of the People, Painting

Justin Jones

Enemies of the People, 2013
52 x 52 x 2 cm
Painting

2 000 €

Jing Wang, Tu sais pourquoi je suis venue en France ?! , Photography

Jing Wang

Tu sais pourquoi je suis venue en France ?! , 2013
54 x 50 x 1 cm
Photography

2 400 €

Manu Perez, Portrait au casque, Drawing

Manu Perez

Portrait au casque, 2015
140 x 104 x 2 cm
Drawing

3 300 €

Michel Aubert, Portrait, Print

Michel Aubert

Portrait, 1991
92 x 73 cm
Print

350 €

Patrick Sarfati, Portrait pour Quintessence d'artistes, Photography

Patrick Sarfati

Portrait pour Quintessence d'artistes, 2016
80 x 60 cm
Photography

590 €

Grégoire Camuzet, Portrait pour Quintessence d'artistes, Photography

Grégoire Camuzet

Portrait pour Quintessence d'artistes, 2016
60 x 80 cm
Photography

590 €

Pelin Özgöçen, Portrait 10, Painting

Pelin Özgöçen

Portrait 10, 2016
20 x 20 x 1 cm
Painting

250 €

Michel Saint-Lambert, Portrait 1, Drawing

Michel Saint-Lambert

Portrait 1, 2016
30 x 24 x 2 cm
Drawing

180 €

Léonard Foujita, Portrait d'un ami, Drawing

Léonard Foujita

Portrait d'un ami, 1926
30 x 24 cm
Drawing

15 700 €

Philippe Pasqua, Theresa, Painting

Philippe Pasqua

Theresa, 2012
150 x 140 x 15 cm
Painting

34 500 €

Ody Saban, Étapes dans la perception d'une idée, Painting

Ody Saban

Étapes dans la perception d'une idée, 2016
65 x 45 x 5 cm
Painting

4 000 €

Caroline Limousin, The eye of peace, Drawing

Caroline Limousin

The eye of peace, 2015
100 x 100 x 1 cm
Drawing

5 000 €

Valerio Adami, Portrait de Jacques Derrida, Print

Valerio Adami

Portrait de Jacques Derrida, 2004
83 x 61 cm
Print

Sold out

Mathias Le Forestier, Portrait Homme, Painting

Mathias Le Forestier

Portrait Homme, 2017
130 x 130 x 3 cm
Painting

3 200 €

Thierry Baumgarten, Portrait flou de femme, Photography

Thierry Baumgarten

Portrait flou de femme, 2016
30 x 40 x 3 cm
Photography

600 €

Alexandrine Deshayes, Portrait de Carla B, Painting

Alexandrine Deshayes

Portrait de Carla B, 2012
146 x 114 x 2 cm
Painting

4 600 €

Loule Thierry, 45 secondes avant de peindre, Painting

Loule Thierry

45 secondes avant de peindre, 2017
92 x 73 x 2 cm
Painting

4 000 €

Loule Thierry, Pénélope, Painting

Loule Thierry

Pénélope, 2017
92 x 73 x 2 cm
Painting

4 000 €

Evgenia Saré, Ballerine, Painting

Evgenia Saré

Ballerine, 2016
81 x 66 cm
Painting

3 200 €

Evgenia Saré, Portrait de famille, Painting

Evgenia Saré

Portrait de famille, 2016
81 x 100 cm
Painting

4 000 €

Philippe Pasqua, Portrait 4, Painting

Philippe Pasqua

Portrait 4, 2010
73 x 60 x 2 cm
Painting

16 500 €

Paul Kostabi, View, Painting

Paul Kostabi

View, 2016
50 x 50 cm
Painting

1 800 €

The Hyde's Asylum, Vieil homme au corbeau, Painting

The Hyde's Asylum

Vieil homme au corbeau, 2016
80 x 60 x 2 cm
Painting

430 €

The Hyde's Asylum, Etudes de portraits III, Painting

The Hyde's Asylum

Etudes de portraits III, 2016
115 x 75 x 2 cm
Painting

770 €

Anna Zuber, Memories // Two girls with Dogs, Photography

Anna Zuber

Memories // Two girls with Dogs, 2015
25 x 25 x 4 cm
Photography

300 €

Anna Zuber, Memories // Girls, Photography

Anna Zuber

Memories // Girls, 2015
25 x 25 x 4 cm
Photography

300 €

Nathalie Deshairs, Portrait 17, Painting

Nathalie Deshairs

Portrait 17, 2015
50 x 50 x 2 cm
Painting

900 €

Pelin Özgöçen, Portrait 9, Painting

Pelin Özgöçen

Portrait 9, 2016
20 x 20 x 1 cm
Painting

250 €

Pelin Özgöçen, Portrait 7, Painting

Pelin Özgöçen

Portrait 7, 2016
20 x 20 x 1 cm
Painting

250 €

Paul Kostabi, Portrait ##, Drawing

Paul Kostabi

Portrait ##, 2015
61 x 48 cm
Drawing

1 058 €

Claude Weisbuch, Portrait de B, Print

Claude Weisbuch

Portrait de B, 1986
76 x 56 cm
Print

700 €

Mimi Rico, Lips at Least, Painting

Mimi Rico

Lips at Least, 2015
40 x 30 cm
Painting

980 €

Mimi Rico, Baroque, Painting

Mimi Rico

Baroque, 2015
40 x 30 cm
Painting

980 €

Claire Luxton, The Bride's Well Triptych 2 (I), Photography

Claire Luxton

The Bride's Well Triptych 2 (I), 2015
100 x 67 cm
Photography

1 781 €

Claire Luxton, This Is Fabric (Portrait Series No 2), Photography

Claire Luxton

This Is Fabric (Portrait Series No 2), 2015
40 x 30 cm
Photography

668 €

Matthew Rose, Dada mama, Painting

Matthew Rose

Dada mama, 2009
55 x 38 x 4 cm
Painting

Sold out

Sid'Ali Hams, Portrait de femme "L'air du soupçon", Painting

Sid'Ali Hams

Portrait de femme "L'air du soupçon", 2009
46 x 38 x 2 cm
Painting

400 €

MayaK, Déconstruction du moi, naissance à soi, Painting

MayaK

Déconstruction du moi, naissance à soi, 2015
100 x 100 x 3 cm
Painting

4 000 €

Brno Del Zou, Léna, Photography

Brno Del Zou

Léna, 2014
100 x 80 x 16 cm
Photography

3 200 €

Brno Del Zou, Claude, Photography

Brno Del Zou

Claude, 2013
100 x 75 x 16 cm
Photography

3 200 €

Etcaetera, Jeune fille à la perle, Drawing

Etcaetera

Jeune fille à la perle, 2016
80 x 80 x 6 cm
Drawing

1 300 €

Michel Saint-Lambert, Mademoiselle, Painting

Michel Saint-Lambert

Mademoiselle, 2015
46 x 36 x 3 cm
Painting

490 €

Ben, Portrait de Ben en caleçon long, Painting

Ben

Portrait de Ben en caleçon long, 1990
73 x 65 x 8 cm
Painting

15 000 €

Mathias Le Forestier, L'homme et l'ankoù, Painting

Mathias Le Forestier

L'homme et l'ankoù, 2016
150 x 150 x 4 cm
Painting

Sold out

Nathalie Deshairs, Portrait 1, Painting

Nathalie Deshairs

Portrait 1, 2016
50 x 50 cm
Painting

900 €

Franck Doat, Collection "Face", Photography

Franck Doat

Collection "Face", 2016
70 x 50 x 1 cm
Photography

750 €

Matthew Rose, Portrait of a Believer, Drawing

Matthew Rose

Portrait of a Believer, 2016
30.5 x 22.9 x 2.5 cm
Drawing

500 €

Justin Jones, Painted out of History, Painting

Justin Jones

Painted out of History, 2015
90 x 60 x 1 cm
Painting

750 €

Ivan Tzonev, Portrait-Z, Painting

Ivan Tzonev

Portrait-Z, 2016
50 x 50 x 3 cm
Painting

300 €

Velislava Gecheva, Self - Portrait With Pipe, Painting

Velislava Gecheva

Self - Portrait With Pipe, 2015
120 x 150 x 5 cm
Painting

2 200 €

Alexander Calder, Portrait de Constantin Tacou, Print

Alexander Calder

Portrait de Constantin Tacou, 1974
49 x 34 cm
Print

2 000 €

Béatrice Terra, Portrait mouvement, Painting

Béatrice Terra

Portrait mouvement, 2016
30 x 30 x 3 cm
Painting

400 €

Caroline Limousin

France

Thierry Baumgarten

France

Alexandrine Deshayes

France

Leiga

Brazil

The Hyde's Asylum

France

Pelin Özgöçen

Turkey

Mohamed Ben Slama

Tunisia

Etcaetera

France

Claire Luxton

United Kingdom

Agnès Bouche

France

Michel Saint-Lambert

France

Loule Thierry

France

Mathias Le Forestier

France

Justin Jones

United Kingdom

Velislava Gecheva

Bulgaria

Mimi Rico

France

Patrick Sarfati

France

Grégoire Camuzet

France

Michal Konsewicz

Poland

Sid'Ali Hams

France

Axe Colours

Spain

Lluís Barba

Spain

Franck Doat

France

Michel Aubert

France

Claude Weisbuch

France

Jean-Yves Goujard

France

Evgenia Saré

Armenia

Jing Wang

China

Alexander Calder

United States

Lee Jeffries

United Kingdom

Corinne Héraud

France

Paul Kostabi

United States

MayaK

France

Matthew Rose

United States

Juan Carlos López Davis

Spain

Alain Crocq

France

Anna Zuber

Poland

Emma Vidal

France

Léonard Foujita

Japan

Geert Lemmers

Netherlands

David Crismon

United States

Ivan Tzonev

Bulgaria

Béatrice Terra

France

Nathalie Deshairs

France

Otto D'Ambra

Italy

Manu Perez

France

Maurice Renoma

France

Pascale Barret

Belgium

Hormoz

France

Fred Benoit

France

Philippe Pasqua

France

Brno Del Zou

France

Valerio Adami

Italy

Ody Saban

Turkey

Bernard Pras

France

Ben

France