Portrait Painting for Sale

Jumping Girl, Nora Ampova

Jumping Girl

Nora Ampova

Painting - 50 x 60 x 3.5 cm


Mate, Eulogia Merle


Eulogia Merle

Painting - 100 x 100 x 3 cm


Le maquis, Nicolas Monjo

Le maquis

Nicolas Monjo

Painting - 116 x 81 x 3 cm


Nudo Baia, André Laurenti

Nudo Baia

André Laurenti

Painting - 92 x 73 x 3 cm


Reflection, Gediminas Endriekus


Gediminas Endriekus

Painting - 49 x 38 x 1 cm


Yoda, C215



Painting - 29 x 21 x 0.1 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


Venus Without Flaws, Lillo Sauto

Venus Without Flaws

Lillo Sauto

Painting - 100 x 70 x 1 cm


La perle, Mary Noga

La perle

Mary Noga

Painting - 120 x 90 x 4 cm


Le fauteuil rose, David Jamin

Le fauteuil rose

David Jamin

Painting - 81 x 65 x 2 cm


Trajectoire, Nathan Chantob


Nathan Chantob

Painting - 70 x 70 x 3 cm


Les Pions Pions, Béatrice Terra

Les Pions Pions

Béatrice Terra

Painting - 100 x 81 x 3 cm


Dans mon dos, Antony Squizzato

Dans mon dos

Antony Squizzato

Painting - 60 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


Breaking through, Lise Zia

Breaking through

Lise Zia

Painting - 100 x 100 x 3 cm


Autoportrait, Philippe Pasqua


Philippe Pasqua

Painting - 40 x 30 x 10 cm


Game, Sergey Jelezky


Sergey Jelezky

Painting - 100 x 80 x 2 cm


Le Roi de coeur, Francine Van Hove

Le Roi de coeur

Francine Van Hove

Painting - 30 x 30 x 2 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


Return, Nataliya Bagatskaya


Nataliya Bagatskaya

Painting - 120 x 80 x 2.2 cm


Les amoureux, Virginia Benedicto

Les amoureux

Virginia Benedicto

Painting - 116 x 89 x 3 cm


Pourtant, Katia Villard


Katia Villard

Painting - 116 x 89 x 2 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


Yoda, Aiiroh



Painting - 75 x 75 x 1 cm

$3,309 $3,077

Culmination of Things, Kerry Horne

Culmination of Things

Kerry Horne

Painting - 120 x 100 x 2.5 cm


The painters, Benoît Montet

The painters

Benoît Montet

Painting - 59.9 x 59.9 x 2.8 cm

$1,772 $1,595

Ice Cream, Trayko Popov

Ice Cream

Trayko Popov

Painting - 100.1 x 84.1 x 0.3 cm


Influence, Aba Linus


Aba Linus

Painting - 55.9 x 76.2 x 2.5 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


The King's Ring, Eniafe Gbenga

The King's Ring

Eniafe Gbenga

Painting - 91.4 x 61 x 2.5 cm


My Confidante, Afolayan Emmanuel

My Confidante

Afolayan Emmanuel

Painting - 101.6 x 76.2 x 2.5 cm


Claudia Schiffer, Moa Daliendog

Claudia Schiffer

Moa Daliendog

Painting - 80 x 80 x 1 cm


Les quatre saisons, Albena Vatcheva

Les quatre saisons

Albena Vatcheva

Painting - 50 x 50 x 2 cm

$3,309 $3,144

Une marguerite, Raoul P. Brosseau

Une marguerite

Raoul P. Brosseau

Painting - 70 x 50 x 2 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


Unfinished portraits 1523, Ilgvars Zalans

Unfinished portraits 1523

Ilgvars Zalans

Painting - 120 x 100 x 3 cm


Mario Pix Série I, David Cumps

Mario Pix Série I

David Cumps

Painting - 60 x 60 x 3 cm


Artist Tiger Mona, Jisbar

Artist Tiger Mona


Painting - 146 x 114 cm


Serenade, Levalet



Painting - 93 x 56 x 10 cm


Elsa - Frozen, Dillon Boy

Elsa - Frozen

Dillon Boy

Painting - 91.5 x 91.5 x 0.1 cm


Profil avec main au visage, Pascal Marlin

Profil avec main au visage

Pascal Marlin

Painting - 116 x 89 x 2.5 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


World around us, Nestan Mikeladze

World around us

Nestan Mikeladze

Painting - 80 x 100 x 5 cm


During the break at the ballet school, Serghei Ghetiu

During the break at the ballet school

Serghei Ghetiu

Painting - 70 x 60 x 2 cm


Masque, Li Baoxun


Li Baoxun

Painting - 50 x 50 x 4 cm


We're to Protect the Village, and it was the Only, Amy Bernays

We're to Protect the Village, and it was the Only

Amy Bernays

Painting - 30.5 x 40.6 x 0.3 cm


Generation Mutha Board, Daniel Loveday

Generation Mutha Board

Daniel Loveday

Painting - 91.9 x 121.9 x 2 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


Bunny girl, Artush Voskanyan

Bunny girl

Artush Voskanyan

Painting - 80 x 60 x 2 cm


Untitled, Oksana Domnytska


Oksana Domnytska

Painting - 100 x 100 x 2 cm


The listener, Eugenia Isen

The listener

Eugenia Isen

Painting - 50.8 x 40.6 x 0.3 cm


Street art, Debbie Pacheco

Street art

Debbie Pacheco

Painting - 91.4 x 91.4 x 3.8 cm


Northern wind, Sergei Chernyakovsky

Northern wind

Sergei Chernyakovsky

Painting - 80 x 95 x 2 cm


De l'autre côté, Pierre Bejoint

De l'autre côté

Pierre Bejoint

Painting - 70 x 70 x 5 cm


Series of paintings Summer vibes Second Feelin, Victor Sheleg

Series of paintings Summer vibes Second Feelin

Victor Sheleg

Painting - 100.1 x 39.9 x 2.5 cm


The violinistt and his furry friend, Yulia Dvoiris

The violinistt and his furry friend

Yulia Dvoiris

Painting - 50 x 40 x 3 cm


Untitled, Álex Gambín


Álex Gambín

Painting - 53 x 38.5 x 1 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


BB One, Padame One

BB One

Padame One

Painting - 74 x 55 x 4 cm


Eté - Méridien, Pascaline Bonnave

Eté - Méridien

Pascaline Bonnave

Painting - 120 x 60 x 2 cm


The Businessman, Matteo Cordero

The Businessman

Matteo Cordero

Painting - 100 x 80 x 3 cm


Code 2218, Thierry Carrier

Code 2218

Thierry Carrier

Painting - 27 x 19 cm


Grace, Zoe Elizabeth Norman


Zoe Elizabeth Norman

Painting - 50 x 39.9 x 35.1 cm


Portrait of a Pierrette, Stephen Mitchell

Portrait of a Pierrette

Stephen Mitchell

Painting - 86.1 x 40.9 x 4.1 cm


I Am Curious, Joanna Glazer

I Am Curious

Joanna Glazer

Painting - 100 x 80 x 1 cm

$325 $163

Regarde Profond, David Norocos

Regarde Profond

David Norocos

Painting - 100 x 100 x 3 cm


Thé boisé, Caro Graffiti

Thé boisé

Caro Graffiti

Painting - 56 x 46 x 2.5 cm


Le piano, Eric Doisy

Le piano

Eric Doisy

Painting - 116 x 81 x 2 cm


In safe hands, Penyo Ivanov

In safe hands

Penyo Ivanov

Painting - 60 x 60 x 2 cm


The Holy Couple, Partha Mondal

The Holy Couple

Partha Mondal

Painting - 122 x 153 cm


Saint Hammer, Daniel Derderian

Saint Hammer

Daniel Derderian

Painting - 55 x 46 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


Idées noires, Kapea

Idées noires


Painting - 93 x 72 x 2 cm


Le chapeau fleuri, Patricia Simsa

Le chapeau fleuri

Patricia Simsa

Painting - 110 x 90 x 5 cm


Mona Lisa Vandal Desfragmentation, Utopia

Mona Lisa Vandal Desfragmentation


Painting - 120 x 105 x 0.1 cm


Autoportrait de mon âme, Mr Popart

Autoportrait de mon âme

Mr Popart

Painting - 100 x 100 x 2.5 cm


Portrait 7, Christine Barrès

Portrait 7

Christine Barrès

Painting - 20 x 20 x 1 cm


L'Oubliée, Afi Kodjobi Tchoukpa


Afi Kodjobi Tchoukpa

Painting - 100 x 120 x 1 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.