Portrait Painting for Sale

Painting, Serie Terra Retrato en fondo beige, Enrique Pichardo

Serie Terra Retrato en fondo beige

Enrique Pichardo

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

€864

Painting, The ballet friends, Serghei Ghetiu

The ballet friends

Serghei Ghetiu

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

€2,000

Painting, Passage, Zena Blackwell

Passage

Zena Blackwell

Painting - 45 x 60 x 2 cm Painting - 17.7 x 23.6 x 0.8 inch

€1,699 €1,529

Painting, You are my force, Natalya Mougenot

You are my force

Natalya Mougenot

Painting - 61 x 50 x 2 cm Painting - 24 x 19.7 x 0.8 inch

€800 €720

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

€1,500

Painting, Millana, Virginia Benedicto

Millana

Virginia Benedicto

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

€2,000

Painting, The effect of propaganda, Mykola Mamchur

The effect of propaganda

Mykola Mamchur

Painting - 50 x 70 x 0.5 cm Painting - 19.7 x 27.6 x 0.2 inch

€1,700

Painting, Ébène et Mat, Alice Plantain

Ébène et Mat

Alice Plantain

Painting - 50 x 50 x 3 cm Painting - 19.7 x 19.7 x 1.2 inch

€2,000

Painting, With Cupid at Your Back, Lilit Soghomonyan

With Cupid at Your Back

Lilit Soghomonyan

Painting - 30 x 21 x 0.3 cm Painting - 11.8 x 8.3 x 0.1 inch

€800

Painting, Adolescence 1, Camille Cottier

Adolescence 1

Camille Cottier

Painting - 47.5 x 50 x 1 cm Painting - 18.7 x 19.7 x 0.4 inch

€1,900

Painting, Dreams on deck, Mathieu Questel

Dreams on deck

Mathieu Questel

Painting - 65 x 46 x 2 cm Painting - 25.6 x 18.1 x 0.8 inch

€1,200

Painting, ST1, Alber

ST1

Alber

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

€3,700

Painting, Portrait in Blue and Red, Ihar Barkhatkou

Portrait in Blue and Red

Ihar Barkhatkou

Painting - 105 x 70 x 3 cm Painting - 41.3 x 27.6 x 1.2 inch

€2,000

Painting, Who Are These Angels CXLI, Naoko Paluszak

Who Are These Angels CXLI

Naoko Paluszak

Painting - 61 x 45.7 x 3.8 cm Painting - 24 x 18 x 1.5 inch

€1,199

Painting, La sieste - Nap in a 70's room, Léa Dedieu

La sieste - Nap in a 70's room

Léa Dedieu

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

€1,800

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

€1,800

Painting, Shoredich IV, Yoann Bonneville (YBA)

Shoredich IV

Yoann Bonneville (YBA)

Painting - 80 x 80 x 6 cm Painting - 31.5 x 31.5 x 2.4 inch

€1,800

Painting, Le Regard de David, Miguel Guía

Le Regard de David

Miguel Guía

Painting - 70 x 70 x 4 cm Painting - 27.6 x 27.6 x 1.6 inch

€1,850

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

€1,800

Painting, Alma mater (Porcelana), Salustiano

Alma mater (Porcelana)

Salustiano

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

€54,000

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

€1,990

Painting, Les couleurs des fleurs d'été, Jéko

Les couleurs des fleurs d'été

Jéko

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

€1,200

Painting, Femme au tuyau - série portrait de femme, Karine Azoulay (1kazou)

Femme au tuyau - série portrait de femme

Karine Azoulay (1kazou)

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

€1,500

Painting, Smirk, Nina Urushadze

Smirk

Nina Urushadze

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

€1,800

Painting, Mona L. in Yellow, Walter Minus

Mona L. in Yellow

Walter Minus

Painting - 24.7 x 16 cm Painting - 9.7 x 6.3 inch

€1,290

Painting, A couple, Michal Bajsarowicz

A couple

Michal Bajsarowicz

Painting - 110 x 110 x 4.5 cm Painting - 43.3 x 43.3 x 1.8 inch

€2,000

Painting, Aequorea Victoria, Caro Graffiti

Aequorea Victoria

Caro Graffiti

Painting - 32 x 42 x 3 cm Painting - 12.6 x 16.5 x 1.2 inch

€850

Painting, Garder le bon cap, Jazzu

Garder le bon cap

Jazzu

Painting - 100 x 50 x 3 cm Painting - 39.4 x 19.7 x 1.2 inch

€2,500

Painting, Astro Toto, David Ferreira

Astro Toto

David Ferreira

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

€2,000

Painting, Contemporary portrait Contemporary portrait New Look for an Old Jacket, Nataliya Bagatskaya

Contemporary portrait Contemporary portrait New Look for an Old Jacket

Nataliya Bagatskaya

Painting - 90 x 60 x 1.8 cm Painting - 35.4 x 23.6 x 0.7 inch

€2,000

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

€1,000

Painting, Young boy, Jef Aérosol

Young boy

Jef Aérosol

Painting - 100 x 100 x 5 cm Painting - 39.4 x 39.4 x 2 inch

€7,500

Painting, Beautiful Girl, Mr Brainwash

Beautiful Girl

Mr Brainwash

Painting - 127 x 96.5 cm Painting - 50 x 38 inch

€24,000

Painting, Vent de folie, Cécile Desserle

Vent de folie

Cécile Desserle

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

€3,000

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

€7,300

Painting, Sans titre, Jo Di Bona

Sans titre

Jo Di Bona

Painting - 29 x 20 x 0.3 cm Painting - 11.4 x 7.9 x 0.1 inch

€1,200

Painting, La Fille au Coq ou Belarus, Svetlana Maksimenko

La Fille au Coq ou Belarus

Svetlana Maksimenko

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

€2,475

Painting, Rouge 8 - Femmes, Arancha Tejedor

Rouge 8 - Femmes

Arancha Tejedor

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

€850

Painting, Portrait of Ruth, Sesse Elangwe Ngeseli

Portrait of Ruth

Sesse Elangwe Ngeseli

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

€5,300

Painting, Flamenco, Slang

Flamenco

Slang

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

€3,200

Painting, Observers, Nicholas Robertson

Observers

Nicholas Robertson

Painting - 51.1 x 40.9 x 0.5 cm Painting - 20.1 x 16.1 x 0.2 inch

€1,048

Painting, Sans titre #3, Koba

Sans titre #3

Koba

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

€700

Painting, Eternal (L'Eternel), Alain Rigollier

Eternal (L'Eternel)

Alain Rigollier

Painting - 55 x 46 x 1 cm Painting - 21.7 x 18.1 x 0.4 inch

€490

Painting, Renewer, Olaniyi Timothy

Renewer

Olaniyi Timothy

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

€1,775

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

€1,439

Painting, Apnée, Nanou Marcer

Apnée

Nanou Marcer

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

€1,900

Painting, Surreal face, Carlos Mendez

Surreal face

Carlos Mendez

Painting - 73 x 60 x 2 cm Painting - 28.7 x 23.6 x 0.8 inch

€1,300

Painting, II (two) Imperfect Imperfections, Makama John

II (two) Imperfect Imperfections

Makama John

Painting - 101.6 x 76.2 x 2.5 cm Painting - 40 x 30 x 1 inch

€1,918

Painting, Give Me the Truth, Not Roses, Idorenyin Umana

Give Me the Truth, Not Roses

Idorenyin Umana

Painting - 76.2 x 101.6 x 2.5 cm Painting - 30 x 40 x 1 inch

€1,583

Painting, Elegance Rider, Shahen Aleksandryan

Elegance Rider

Shahen Aleksandryan

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

€1,151

Painting, Le violoniste, Claude Weisbuch

Le violoniste

Claude Weisbuch

Painting - 27 x 22 x 2 cm Painting - 10.6 x 8.7 x 0.8 inch

€2,900

Painting, Abstract Guernica Collection - Tribute to Picasso, Freda People Art

Abstract Guernica Collection - Tribute to Picasso

Freda People Art

Painting - 105 x 105 x 0.3 cm Painting - 41.3 x 41.3 x 0.1 inch

€1,500

Painting, Shard, Palirina

Shard

Palirina

Painting - 60 x 40 x 1.6 cm Painting - 23.6 x 15.7 x 0.6 inch

€517

Painting, Face 2, Noah Borger

Face 2

Noah Borger

Painting - 30 x 22 x 1 cm Painting - 11.8 x 8.7 x 0.4 inch

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Painting, Mary, Dr. Love

Mary

Dr. Love

Painting - 40 x 30 x 0.2 cm Painting - 15.7 x 11.8 x 0.1 inch

€89

Painting, Duduyemi 1, Ayanwale Joseph Oluwafemi

Duduyemi 1

Ayanwale Joseph Oluwafemi

Painting - 45.7 x 35.6 x 2.5 cm Painting - 18 x 14 x 1 inch

€1,151

Painting, Tattoo (Réhaussé), Enki Bilal

Tattoo (Réhaussé)

Enki Bilal

Painting - 80 x 80 x 0.5 cm Painting - 31.5 x 31.5 x 0.2 inch

€5,800

Painting, Living life, Kseniya Rai

Living life

Kseniya Rai

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

€1,300

Painting, Femme au scooter, Bertrand de Visme

Femme au scooter

Bertrand de Visme

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

€1,200

Painting, Cocoon of Comfort, The Joy Series: A Journey to Inner Happiness original artwork, Tetiana Pchelnykova

Cocoon of Comfort, The Joy Series: A Journey to Inner Happiness original artwork

Tetiana Pchelnykova

Painting - 90 x 100 x 2 cm Painting - 35.4 x 39.4 x 0.8 inch

€1,220

Painting, Melaning Meditation, Ekele Francis

Melaning Meditation

Ekele Francis

Painting - 91.4 x 61 x 2.5 cm Painting - 36 x 24 x 1 inch

€2,398

Painting, Portrait of a Gentleman IX, Miaz Brothers

Portrait of a Gentleman IX

Miaz Brothers

Painting - 102 x 76 x 5 cm Painting - 40.2 x 29.9 x 2 inch

€14,000

Painting, Reading in the garden, Dasha Pogodina

Reading in the garden

Dasha Pogodina

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

€1,100

Painting, Union of souls, Liana Asatryan

Union of souls

Liana Asatryan

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

€1,343

Painting, La concentration, Bust the drip

La concentration

Bust the drip

Painting - 55 x 46 x 2 cm Painting - 21.7 x 18.1 x 0.8 inch

€1,900

Painting, Serge Gainsbourg, Spaco

Serge Gainsbourg

Spaco

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

€190

Painting, Creu XVI, Albert Gonzalo

Creu XVI

Albert Gonzalo

Painting - 41 x 37 cm Painting - 16.1 x 14.6 inch

€1,650

Painting, Tayssy, Sébastien Allart

Tayssy

Sébastien Allart

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

€1,700

Painting, Snoop Dogg, Yannick Aaron

Snoop Dogg

Yannick Aaron

Painting - 60 x 60 x 2.7 cm Painting - 23.6 x 23.6 x 1.1 inch

€900

Painting, The mood of the night, Nadezda Stupina

The mood of the night

Nadezda Stupina

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

€1,300

Painting, Patchwork, Sylvie Julkowski-Egard

Patchwork

Sylvie Julkowski-Egard

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

€1,000

Painting, Down there, Olivier Massebeuf

Down there

Olivier Massebeuf

Painting - 100 x 81 x 2.5 cm Painting - 39.4 x 31.9 x 1 inch

€900

Painting, Emotional Eruption, Seyran Gasparyan

Emotional Eruption

Seyran Gasparyan

Painting - 45 x 35 x 0.2 cm Painting - 17.7 x 13.8 x 0.1 inch

€345

Painting, Wanna be loved by you, Lasveguix

Wanna be loved by you

Lasveguix

Painting - 55 x 46 x 2 cm Painting - 21.7 x 18.1 x 0.8 inch

€950

Painting, Abrazo, Ruth Arbiser

Abrazo

Ruth Arbiser

Painting - 41 x 21 cm Painting - 16.1 x 8.3 inch

€1,000

Painting, Silly Yes, Artur Soletskyi

Silly Yes

Artur Soletskyi

Painting - 110 x 150 x 2 cm Painting - 43.3 x 59.1 x 0.8 inch

€4,000

Painting, The Godfather, Peter Donkersloot

The Godfather

Peter Donkersloot

Painting - 150 x 120 x 3 cm Painting - 59.1 x 47.2 x 1.2 inch

€8,500

Painting, On se marche dessus, AE2

On se marche dessus

AE2

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

€1,150

Painting, Portrait de femme, Weiquan Liu

Portrait de femme

Weiquan Liu

Painting - 86 x 26 x 3 cm Painting - 33.9 x 10.2 x 1.2 inch

€1,400 €1,260

Painting, Ragazza del Mare, Luigi Iona

Ragazza del Mare

Luigi Iona

Painting - 49.6 x 50 x 0.3 cm Painting - 19.5 x 19.7 x 0.1 inch

€90

Painting, Untitled 3, Modou Dieng Yacine

Untitled 3

Modou Dieng Yacine

Painting - 198.1 x 121.9 x 3 cm Painting - 78 x 48 x 1.2 inch

€18,516

Painting, Hey, Juan-Manuel Pajares

Hey

Juan-Manuel Pajares

Painting - 185 x 160 x 3 cm Painting - 72.8 x 63 x 1.2 inch

€5,000

Painting, Grafitti women, RS Artist

Grafitti women

RS Artist

Painting - 116 x 81 x 4 cm Painting - 45.7 x 31.9 x 1.6 inch

€1,100

Painting, Signs I, Ekene Stanley Emecheta

Signs I

Ekene Stanley Emecheta

Painting - 75 x 60 x 3 cm Painting - 29.5 x 23.6 x 1.2 inch

Price upon request

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

Masculine Elegance (Beauty Within Us)

Fasalejo Tobiloba

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

€1,295

Painting, Thy Brother's Keeper, Eniafe Gbenga

Thy Brother's Keeper

Eniafe Gbenga

Painting - 91.4 x 61 x 2.5 cm Painting - 36 x 24 x 1 inch

€1,918

Painting, Mona Lisa Dream Blue (La Joconde), Marie KVK

Mona Lisa Dream Blue (La Joconde)

Marie KVK

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

€2,600

Painting, Untitled, Moses Baite

Untitled

Moses Baite

Painting - 51 x 41 x 3 cm Painting - 20.1 x 16.1 x 1.2 inch

€900

Painting, Dream, Gillian Brin

Dream

Gillian Brin

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

€650

Painting, Mademoiselle 41, Kaige Yang

Mademoiselle 41

Kaige Yang

Painting - 50 x 30 x 1 cm Painting - 19.7 x 11.8 x 0.4 inch

€1,500

Painting, Silence of being, Mayra AleJandra Lifischtz

Silence of being

Mayra AleJandra Lifischtz

Painting - 50 x 50 x 3 cm Painting - 19.7 x 19.7 x 1.2 inch

€1,151

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.