Portrait Painting for Sale

Painting, Whisper, David Jamin

Whisper

David Jamin

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

£1,313

Painting, Composición blanco y negro, Enrique Pichardo

Composición blanco y negro

Enrique Pichardo

Painting - 120 x 150 x 2 cm Painting - 47.2 x 59.1 x 0.8 inch

£1,764

Painting, The Dream Of Adam & Eve, Kirill Postovit

The Dream Of Adam & Eve

Kirill Postovit

Painting - 90 x 120 x 3 cm Painting - 35.4 x 47.2 x 1.2 inch

£1,488

Painting, Emerald City, Nora Ampova

Emerald City

Nora Ampova

Painting - 97 x 77 x 3 cm Painting - 38.2 x 30.3 x 1.2 inch

£910

Painting, Ephémères colorés (N° Inédit), Jazzu

Ephémères colorés (N° Inédit)

Jazzu

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

£1,400

Painting, Le pacha, Béatrice Terra

Le pacha

Béatrice Terra

Painting - 25 x 35 x 3 cm Painting - 9.8 x 13.8 x 1.2 inch

£525

Painting, A Flirt Master, Harita Asumani

A Flirt Master

Harita Asumani

Painting - 80 x 64 x 5 cm Painting - 31.5 x 25.2 x 2 inch

£1,182 £1,005

Painting, Blue Chair !, Robert Combas

Blue Chair !

Robert Combas

Painting - 49 x 32 x 2 cm Painting - 19.3 x 12.6 x 0.8 inch

£30,632

Painting, Morning, Viacheslav Kaidash

Morning

Viacheslav Kaidash

Painting - 80 x 75 x 2.5 cm Painting - 31.5 x 29.5 x 1 inch

£875

Painting, Follow your dreams, Patricia Gadisseur

Follow your dreams

Patricia Gadisseur

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

£788

Painting, C'est l'été, Hervé Maury

C'est l'été

Hervé Maury

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

£1,006

Painting, Maud, Sébastien Allart

Maud

Sébastien Allart

Painting - 81 x 65 x 2 cm Painting - 31.9 x 25.6 x 0.8 inch

£1,488

Painting, Karl estimated value, Thierry Rasine

Karl estimated value

Thierry Rasine

Painting - 65 x 55 x 2 cm Painting - 25.6 x 21.7 x 0.8 inch

£788

Painting, Untitled, Guy Ghazanchyan

Untitled

Guy Ghazanchyan

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

£875

Painting, Rosalia, Els Knockaert

Rosalia

Els Knockaert

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

£761

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

£875

Painting, Fraternité, Caro Graffiti

Fraternité

Caro Graffiti

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

£1,050

Painting, Playful Companionship, Armen Vahramyan

Playful Companionship

Armen Vahramyan

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

£843

Painting, Sioux, Espen Greger Hagen

Sioux

Espen Greger Hagen

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

£1,094

Painting, Auvergnat, Jean Tourlonias

Auvergnat

Jean Tourlonias

Painting - 55 x 43 x 2 cm Painting - 21.7 x 16.9 x 0.8 inch

£1,838

Painting, More Than This, Fasalejo Tobiloba

More Than This

Fasalejo Tobiloba

Painting - 61 x 50.8 x 2.5 cm Painting - 24 x 20 x 1 inch

Sold

Painting, Cultural Fusion, Godfrey Chukwuebuka

Cultural Fusion

Godfrey Chukwuebuka

Painting - 106.7 x 76.2 x 2.5 cm Painting - 42 x 30 x 1 inch

£1,406

Painting, Armenian Rural Reverie, Hayk Miqayelyan

Armenian Rural Reverie

Hayk Miqayelyan

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

£723

Painting, Crucked Smile, Makama John

Crucked Smile

Makama John

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

Sold

Painting, Sonorous Whispers of Lyrics, Awosola Michael Angello

Sonorous Whispers of Lyrics

Awosola Michael Angello

Painting - 73.7 x 73.7 x 2.5 cm Painting - 29 x 29 x 1 inch

£1,566

Painting, Raven, Alice de Miramon

Raven

Alice de Miramon

Painting - 40 x 30 x 0.3 cm Painting - 15.7 x 11.8 x 0.1 inch

£744

Painting, Serious danger, Mathieu Questel

Serious danger

Mathieu Questel

Painting - 130 x 97 x 2.5 cm Painting - 51.18 x 38.19 x 1 inch

£3,938 £3,151

Painting, 8 1/2 ( Otto e Mezzo), Fabio Purino

8 1/2 ( Otto e Mezzo)

Fabio Purino

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

£1,225

Painting, Taylor Swift - In Theater Frantic, Wonderful, Uplifting Atmosphere before the Performance (Taylor Swift – Au théâtre, une atmosphère frénétique, merveilleuse et exaltante avant la représentation), Joanna Glazer

Taylor Swift - In Theater Frantic, Wonderful, Uplifting Atmosphere before the Performance (Taylor Swift – Au théâtre, une atmosphère frénétique, merveilleuse et exaltante avant la représentation)

Joanna Glazer

Painting - 100 x 80 x 1 cm Painting - 39.4 x 31.5 x 0.4 inch

£254

Painting, On the Sunny Side of the Street, Patrice Burkhardt

On the Sunny Side of the Street

Patrice Burkhardt

Painting - 40.6 x 50.8 x 5.1 cm Painting - 16 x 20 x 2 inch

£1,024

Painting, Basquiat N 117, Jérôme Mesnager

Basquiat N 117

Jérôme Mesnager

Painting - 65 x 54 x 2 cm Painting - 25.6 x 21.3 x 0.8 inch

£1,488

Painting, Tongue Tied, Zena Blackwell

Tongue Tied

Zena Blackwell

Painting - 45 x 40.5 x 3.5 cm Painting - 17.7 x 15.9 x 1.4 inch

£1,100

Painting, Imaginaire, Martine Fauve Dechavanne

Imaginaire

Martine Fauve Dechavanne

Painting - 96 x 68 x 4 cm Painting - 37.8 x 26.8 x 1.6 inch

£2,976

Painting, Salomé, Françoise Dugourd-Caput

Salomé

Françoise Dugourd-Caput

Painting - 100 x 70 x 3 cm Painting - 39.4 x 27.6 x 1.2 inch

£1,645

Painting, Colette, Laurence Chouzenoux

Colette

Laurence Chouzenoux

Painting - 29 x 23 x 1 cm Painting - 11.4 x 9.1 x 0.4 inch

£1,663

Painting, Roboïde, PRAB'Z

Roboïde

PRAB'Z

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

£963 £866

Painting, The Cicada, Paolo Scaglioni

The Cicada

Paolo Scaglioni

Painting - 149.9 x 149.9 x 5.1 cm Painting - 59 x 59 x 2 inch

£3,615

Painting, Can You Talk to Me?, Phan Thanh Minh

Can You Talk to Me?

Phan Thanh Minh

Painting - 70 x 70 x 3 cm Painting - 27.6 x 27.6 x 1.2 inch

£1,225

Painting, Summer time mood, Dasha Pogodina

Summer time mood

Dasha Pogodina

Painting - 94 x 94 x 2.5 cm Painting - 37 x 37 x 1 inch

Sold

Painting, Sans titre 28, Jacques Barry

Sans titre 28

Jacques Barry

Painting - 41 x 24 x 2 cm Painting - 16.1 x 9.4 x 0.8 inch

£394

Painting, Excitement, Plamen Ovcharov

Excitement

Plamen Ovcharov

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

£743 £670

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

£1,486

Painting, Putain ça brille, Jéko

Putain ça brille

Jéko

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

£1,050

Painting, Blue Eyes, Popkapi

Blue Eyes

Popkapi

Painting - 80 x 60 x 4 cm Painting - 31.5 x 23.6 x 1.6 inch

£1,269

Painting, Eve, Fresha D

Eve

Fresha D

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

£963

Painting, Hare 02, Marike Koot

Hare 02

Marike Koot

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

£1,182

Painting, Toledo, Philippe Viejo

Toledo

Philippe Viejo

Painting - 75 x 50 x 1 cm Painting - 29.5 x 19.7 x 0.4 inch

£1,707

Painting, Echoes of Serenity, SISC

Echoes of Serenity

SISC

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

£2,188 £1,860

Painting, Only the Finest Poison HPM 3/6, Shepard Fairey (Obey)

Only the Finest Poison HPM 3/6

Shepard Fairey (Obey)

Painting - 61 x 46 cm Painting - 24 x 18.1 inch

£6,739

Painting, Le roman, Patricia Simsa

Le roman

Patricia Simsa

Painting - 116 x 89 x 5 cm Painting - 45.7 x 35 x 2 inch

£3,151

Painting, Hana, Christy

Hana

Christy

Painting - 80 x 60 x 2 cm Painting - 31.5 x 23.6 x 0.8 inch

£1,488

Painting, Coup d'archet, Claude Weisbuch

Coup d'archet

Claude Weisbuch

Painting - 55 x 41 x 3 cm Painting - 21.7 x 16.1 x 1.2 inch

£3,107

Painting, Untitled, Pepe Morales

Untitled

Pepe Morales

Painting - 65 x 65 cm Painting - 25.6 x 25.6 inch

£4,201

Painting, Le rialto et son gondolier, Juan Picatti

Le rialto et son gondolier

Juan Picatti

Painting - 38 x 46 x 3 cm Painting - 15 x 18.1 x 1.2 inch

£665

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

£1,400

Painting, Treasures of the Peacock Garden, Julia Ruf

Treasures of the Peacock Garden

Julia Ruf

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

£963

Painting, The eye, Tigran Mamikonyan

The eye

Tigran Mamikonyan

Painting - 50 x 30 x 2 cm Painting - 19.7 x 11.8 x 0.8 inch

£321

Painting, Mr Hope king Love, MrHope

Mr Hope king Love

MrHope

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

£96 £82

Painting, Tete - B, Ivan Tzonev

Tete - B

Ivan Tzonev

Painting - 20 x 20 x 4 cm Painting - 7.9 x 7.9 x 1.6 inch

£70

Painting, Frida, Natalya Mougenot

Frida

Natalya Mougenot

Painting - 48 x 36 x 0.1 cm Painting - 18.9 x 14.2 x 0 inch

£481

Painting, Charme polynesien, Olivier Louzé

Charme polynesien

Olivier Louzé

Painting - 100 x 47 x 2.5 cm Painting - 39.4 x 18.5 x 1 inch

£2,976

Painting, Geisha, Flow

Geisha

Flow

Painting - 130 x 97 x 3 cm Painting - 51.2 x 38.2 x 1.2 inch

£3,238

Painting, Forest Fairy, Igor Navrotskyi

Forest Fairy

Igor Navrotskyi

Painting - 54 x 30 x 2 cm Painting - 21.3 x 11.8 x 0.8 inch

£600

Painting, Mohamed Ali, Martin

Mohamed Ali

Martin

Painting - 80 x 80 x 3 cm Painting - 31.5 x 31.5 x 1.2 inch

£683

Painting, La lettre, Richard Saint-Amans

La lettre

Richard Saint-Amans

Painting - 45 x 70 x 2 cm Painting - 17.7 x 27.6 x 0.8 inch

£1,313

Painting, Big Black Mask, Marc Prat

Big Black Mask

Marc Prat

Painting - 180 x 180 x 4 cm Painting - 70.9 x 70.9 x 1.6 inch

£4,026

Painting, Alix, Virginie Clement

Alix

Virginie Clement

Painting - 80 x 80 x 3 cm Painting - 31.5 x 31.5 x 1.2 inch

£613

Painting, Vintage Vibe, Oluwaseun Ojebiyi

Vintage Vibe

Oluwaseun Ojebiyi

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

£2,129

Painting, Dues noies assegudes i gran flor, Jordi Traperho

Dues noies assegudes i gran flor

Jordi Traperho

Painting - 61 x 50 cm Painting - 24 x 19.7 inch

£831

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

£1,400

Painting, Famara, Couple, Karine Bartoli

Famara, Couple

Karine Bartoli

Painting - 81 x 65 x 2.5 cm Painting - 31.9 x 25.6 x 1 inch

£1,050

Painting, Drowning In Thoughts, Mona Nahleh

Drowning In Thoughts

Mona Nahleh

Painting - 60 x 60 cm Painting - 23.6 x 23.6 inch

£1,446

Painting, Beach, Joanna Woyda

Beach

Joanna Woyda

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

£1,838 £1,654

Painting, Flood, Ružena Velesová

Flood

Ružena Velesová

Painting - 50 x 40 x 1 cm Painting - 19.7 x 15.7 x 0.4 inch

£516

Painting, Never Regret The Fall, Gaka Mira

Never Regret The Fall

Gaka Mira

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

£3,282

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

£1,138

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

£2,490

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

£1,619

Painting, Presence #4. From The Golden Ex-voto Series, Almo

Presence #4. From The Golden Ex-voto Series

Almo

Painting - 49.8 x 34.8 x 0.3 cm Painting - 19.6 x 13.7 x 0.1 inch

£723

Painting, Dalí, Akross The Twin

Dalí

Akross The Twin

Painting - 60 x 40 x 2 cm Painting - 23.6 x 15.7 x 0.8 inch

£1,750

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

£1,663

Painting, Oral B, Sarah Guiraudon

Oral B

Sarah Guiraudon

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

£1,750

Painting, San Sébastian, Marc Duran

San Sébastian

Marc Duran

Painting - 95 x 73 x 2 cm Painting - 37.4 x 28.7 x 0.8 inch

£2,626

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

£281

Painting, Don't judge me, Pascal merlin

Don't judge me

Pascal merlin

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

£525

Painting, Johnny Hallyday, Alexandre Petrus

Johnny Hallyday

Alexandre Petrus

Painting - 40 x 50 x 1.5 cm Painting - 15.7 x 19.7 x 0.6 inch

£788

Painting, Emm.L, SkunkDog

Emm.L

SkunkDog

Painting - 70 x 50 x 7 cm Painting - 27.6 x 19.7 x 2.8 inch

£1,313

Painting, Ombre et lumière, Clément Verdière

Ombre et lumière

Clément Verdière

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

£3,063

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

£1,807

Painting, So many expectations, Reinaldo Chavez

So many expectations

Reinaldo Chavez

Painting - 85 x 120 cm Painting - 33.5 x 47.2 inch

£2,101

Painting, All you need is the Earth, Gery Vlady

All you need is the Earth

Gery Vlady

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

£1,663

Painting, Joseph Two Bulls, Tarek X Mat Elbé

Joseph Two Bulls

Tarek X Mat Elbé

Painting - 38 x 48 x 2 cm Painting - 15 x 18.9 x 0.8 inch

£438

Painting, Neptune, Isabelle Litschig

Neptune

Isabelle Litschig

Painting - 81 x 66 x 2 cm Painting - 31.9 x 26 x 0.8 inch

£1,313

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.