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Rusty woman, Jef Aérosol

Rusty woman

Jef Aérosol

Painting - 60 x 30 x 4 cm


Jumping Girl, Nora Ampova

Jumping Girl

Nora Ampova

Painting - 50 x 60 x 3.5 cm


Alicia II, Eulogia Merle

Alicia II

Eulogia Merle

Painting - 100 x 100 x 3 cm


Simone Veil, C215

Simone Veil


Painting - 31 x 44 cm


Reflection, Gediminas Endriekus


Gediminas Endriekus

Painting - 49 x 38 x 1 cm


Venus Without Flaws, Lillo Sauto

Venus Without Flaws

Lillo Sauto

Painting - 100 x 70 x 1 cm


Busto velato nelle terra laguna, André Laurenti

Busto velato nelle terra laguna

André Laurenti

Painting - 92 x 73 x 3 cm


Artist Tiger Mona, Jisbar

Artist Tiger Mona


Painting - 146 x 114 cm


Jayah, Florence Dussuyer


Florence Dussuyer

Painting - 50 x 50 x 2 cm


Autoportrait, Philippe Pasqua


Philippe Pasqua

Painting - 40 x 30 x 10 cm


Self-Portrait, Onemizer



Painting - 70 x 50.8 x 1 cm


Les Pions Pions, Béatrice Terra

Les Pions Pions

Béatrice Terra

Painting - 100 x 81 x 3 cm


Idées noires, Kapea

Idées noires


Painting - 93 x 72 x 2 cm


Dans mon dos, Antony Squizzato

Dans mon dos

Antony Squizzato

Painting - 60 x 60 x 2 cm


A Mysterious Horse - A tribute to the artist Uri Reisman, Menashe Kadishman

A Mysterious Horse - A tribute to the artist Uri Reisman

Menashe Kadishman

Painting - 80 x 60 x 2 cm


Free spirits 13, Veronica Vilsan

Free spirits 13

Veronica Vilsan

Painting - 58.4 x 152.4 x 5.1 cm


Orange face, Simon Findlay

Orange face

Simon Findlay

Painting - 100.1 x 80 x 2.5 cm


A l'infinie, Mathilde André

A l'infinie

Mathilde André

Painting - 40 x 30 x 2 cm

€600 €540

Shadow, Maka Batiashvili


Maka Batiashvili

Painting - 74.9 x 94 x 1.8 cm


La perle, Mary Noga

La perle

Mary Noga

Painting - 120 x 90 x 4 cm


Game, Sergey Jelezky


Sergey Jelezky

Painting - 100 x 80 x 2 cm


Les amoureux, Virginia Benedicto

Les amoureux

Virginia Benedicto

Painting - 116 x 89 x 3 cm


Je m'en sors pas avec le fil dentaire, MCF

Je m'en sors pas avec le fil dentaire


Painting - 90 x 65 x 2 cm


Le Mirliflore, AKET

Le Mirliflore


Painting - 46 x 38 x 2 cm


Return, Nataliya Bagatskaya


Nataliya Bagatskaya

Painting - 120 x 80 x 2.2 cm


Le médecin, Céline Lanne

Le médecin

Céline Lanne

Painting - 80 x 80 x 3 cm


Boy with splash, Abe Ogunlende

Boy with splash

Abe Ogunlende

Painting - 89 x 89 x 4 cm


Le Roi de coeur, Francine Van Hove

Le Roi de coeur

Francine Van Hove

Painting - 30 x 30 x 2 cm


Woman at the well, Jacek Cyganek

Woman at the well

Jacek Cyganek

Painting - 80 x 100 x 2 cm


Obirin Asiko (Fashionable Woman), Oladimeji Alabi

Obirin Asiko (Fashionable Woman)

Oladimeji Alabi

Painting - 61 x 53.3 x 2.5 cm


Blood Sisters, Adewuyi Theophilus

Blood Sisters

Adewuyi Theophilus

Painting - 121.9 x 91.4 x 2.5 cm


Mira On Pink Dress, Theophilus Madaki

Mira On Pink Dress

Theophilus Madaki

Painting - 104.1 x 81.3 x 2.5 cm


Get up and keep rising, Evans Mbugua

Get up and keep rising

Evans Mbugua

Painting - 40 x 30 x 4 cm


Serenity, Bright Toh


Bright Toh

Painting - 89.9 x 69.9 x 2.5 cm


My Confidante, Afolayan Emmanuel

My Confidante

Afolayan Emmanuel

Painting - 101.6 x 76.2 x 2.5 cm


Yoda, Aiiroh



Painting - 75 x 75 x 1 cm


Valley of No Shadow 1, Fredrick Idele

Valley of No Shadow 1

Fredrick Idele

Painting - 61 x 61 x 2.5 cm


Ice Cream, Trayko Popov

Ice Cream

Trayko Popov

Painting - 100.1 x 84.1 x 0.3 cm


Just a girl, Olaosun Oluwapelumi

Just a girl

Olaosun Oluwapelumi

Painting - 121.9 x 91.4 x 2.5 cm


La femme au cobra, Lionel le Jeune

La femme au cobra

Lionel le Jeune

Painting - 43 x 32 x 2 cm


Josi, Lulu et Yvonne, Cécile Colombo

Josi, Lulu et Yvonne

Cécile Colombo

Painting - 80 x 80 x 2 cm


Une marguerite, Raoul P. Brosseau

Une marguerite

Raoul P. Brosseau

Painting - 70 x 50 x 2 cm


Red portraite, Gago Chtchyan

Red portraite

Gago Chtchyan

Painting - 100 x 38 x 2 cm


Serenade, Levalet



Painting - 93 x 56 x 10 cm


Portrait PS 219 Queen Metallica (Large), Bazévian Delacapucinière

Portrait PS 219 Queen Metallica (Large)

Bazévian Delacapucinière

Painting - 55 x 55 x 3.5 cm


Angry Hulk, Estelle Barbet

Angry Hulk

Estelle Barbet

Painting - 80 x 80 x 2 cm


Le chapeau fleuri, Patricia Simsa

Le chapeau fleuri

Patricia Simsa

Painting - 110 x 90 x 5 cm


Sans prise de tête, Jazzu

Sans prise de tête


Painting - 150 x 50 x 2 cm


Fancy Lollipop, Alina Poloboc

Fancy Lollipop

Alina Poloboc

Painting - 193 x 147 x 0.4 cm


Yellow Afternoon, Didier Lourenço

Yellow Afternoon

Didier Lourenço

Painting - 65 x 81 x 4 cm


Elsa - Frozen, Dillon Boy

Elsa - Frozen

Dillon Boy

Painting - 91.5 x 91.5 x 0.1 cm


Her sunny morning, Serghei Ghetiu

Her sunny morning

Serghei Ghetiu

Painting - 65 x 80 x 2 cm


Masque, Li Baoxun


Li Baoxun

Painting - 50 x 50 x 4 cm


Home, Emmanuel Ojebola


Emmanuel Ojebola

Painting - 91.4 x 121.9 x 2.5 cm


Culmination of Things, Kerry Horne

Culmination of Things

Kerry Horne

Painting - 120 x 100 x 2.5 cm


On the wind, Vladimir Volosov

On the wind

Vladimir Volosov

Painting - 45.7 x 61 x 2.5 cm


Leap Of Faith, William Oxer F.R.S.A.

Leap Of Faith

William Oxer F.R.S.A.

Painting - 76.2 x 55.9 x 2.5 cm


Interlignes du bonheur, Albena Vatcheva

Interlignes du bonheur

Albena Vatcheva

Painting - 40 x 40 x 2 cm

€2,200 €2,090

Northern wind, Sergei Chernyakovsky

Northern wind

Sergei Chernyakovsky

Painting - 80 x 95 x 2 cm


Portrait of a Pierrette, Stephen Mitchell

Portrait of a Pierrette

Stephen Mitchell

Painting - 86.1 x 40.9 x 4.1 cm


De l'autre côté, Pierre Bejoint

De l'autre côté

Pierre Bejoint

Painting - 70 x 70 x 5 cm


Incarnation, Partha Mondal


Partha Mondal

Painting - 33 x 22 cm


Dreams that will never be, Karen Coates

Dreams that will never be

Karen Coates

Painting - 50.8 x 40.6 x 3.8 cm


Commission for Melissa 50 lance, Marilyn Kalish

Commission for Melissa 50 lance

Marilyn Kalish

Painting - 40.6 x 30.5 x 0.3 cm


Eté - Méridien, Pascaline Bonnave

Eté - Méridien

Pascaline Bonnave

Painting - 120 x 60 x 2 cm


Code 2218, Thierry Carrier

Code 2218

Thierry Carrier

Painting - 27 x 19 cm


Happy carousel, Seyran Gasparyan

Happy carousel

Seyran Gasparyan

Painting - 70 x 60 x 2 cm


Electric Love, Guillaume Nicolaou

Electric Love

Guillaume Nicolaou

Painting - 50 x 120 x 4 cm


Grace, Zoe Elizabeth Norman


Zoe Elizabeth Norman

Painting - 50 x 39.9 x 35.1 cm


Regarde Profond, David Norocos

Regarde Profond

David Norocos

Painting - 100 x 100 x 3 cm


Autoportrait de mon âme, Mr Popart

Autoportrait de mon âme

Mr Popart

Painting - 100 x 100 x 2.5 cm


In safe hands, Penyo Ivanov

In safe hands

Penyo Ivanov

Painting - 60 x 60 x 2 cm


Samaha Steam Punk, Valérie Maurand

Samaha Steam Punk

Valérie Maurand

Painting - 80 x 80 x 3 cm


Five Minutes For You, Lifetime for Her, Jonathan Kabeya

Five Minutes For You, Lifetime for Her

Jonathan Kabeya

Painting - 85.1 x 118.1 x 2.5 cm


Caught Up, Evan Mendel

Caught Up

Evan Mendel

Painting - 76.2 x 60.9 x 3 cm


Igbo Amaka (Igbo is Beautiful), Omoyemi Ogedengbe

Igbo Amaka (Igbo is Beautiful)

Omoyemi Ogedengbe

Painting - 106.7 x 91.4 x 2.5 cm


Série: Autoportrait, MrHope

Série: Autoportrait


Painting - 30 x 21 x 1 cm

€65 €59

Mona Lisa YO!, JP Malot

Mona Lisa YO!

JP Malot

Painting - 55 x 46 x 3 cm


Divinité, Ludovic Isidore


Ludovic Isidore

Painting - 114 x 89 x 2 cm


Figueira da foz, Cyril Afonso

Figueira da foz

Cyril Afonso

Painting - 81 x 65 x 3 cm


Blondie, Electre



Painting - 70 x 50 x 2.5 cm


Untitled, Oksana Domnytska


Oksana Domnytska

Painting - 100 x 100 x 2 cm


Portrait 7, Christine Barrès

Portrait 7

Christine Barrès

Painting - 20 x 20 x 1 cm


Mona Lisa Vandal Desfragmentation, Utopia

Mona Lisa Vandal Desfragmentation


Painting - 120 x 105 x 0.1 cm


Young, Gifted and Black, Oluwasegun Joseph

Young, Gifted and Black

Oluwasegun Joseph

Painting - 91.4 x 61 x 2.5 cm


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.