Portrait Painting for Sale

Painting, Cuerpo escueto cuadrado, Enrique Pichardo

Cuerpo escueto cuadrado

Enrique Pichardo

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

$971

Painting, Art, David Jamin

Art

David Jamin

Painting - 46 x 38 x 2.5 cm Painting - 18.1 x 15 x 1 inch

$1,045

Painting, Good life, Daru

Good life

Daru

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

$2,135

Painting, Creating a role, Akio Harada

Creating a role

Akio Harada

Painting - 30.5 x 30.5 x 3.8 cm Painting - 12 x 12 x 1.5 inch

$1,348

Painting, The tree of life, Seyran Gasparyan

The tree of life

Seyran Gasparyan

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

$1,200

Painting, The ballet team II, Serghei Ghetiu

The ballet team II

Serghei Ghetiu

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

$2,023

Painting, Nine Faces, Christiaan van Hedel

Nine Faces

Christiaan van Hedel

Painting - 120 x 80 x 4 cm Painting - 47.2 x 31.5 x 1.6 inch

$4,101

Painting, Enchanting Elegance, Samson Adetunji

Enchanting Elegance

Samson Adetunji

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

$2,250

Painting, My Kid Just Ruined My Basquiat (graf) on canvas, Ziegler T

My Kid Just Ruined My Basquiat (graf) on canvas

Ziegler T

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

$1,011

Painting, Le bain de soleil, Jéko

Le bain de soleil

Jéko

Painting - 27 x 41 x 2 cm Painting - 10.6 x 16.1 x 0.8 inch

$1,461

Painting, Blue VR7731, Kseniya Rai

Blue VR7731

Kseniya Rai

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

$1,348

Painting, New wonderland, Caro Graffiti

New wonderland

Caro Graffiti

Painting - 116 x 89 x 2 cm Painting - 45.7 x 35 x 0.8 inch

$2,023

Painting, Rêve d'enfant, Jean-Philippe Berger

Rêve d'enfant

Jean-Philippe Berger

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

$876

Painting, Plus bleu, Jazzu

Plus bleu

Jazzu

Painting - 100 x 30 x 3 cm Painting - 39.4 x 11.8 x 1.2 inch

$2,023

Painting, Bonjour Printemps, Alice de Miramon

Bonjour Printemps

Alice de Miramon

Painting - 59 x 45 x 0.5 cm Painting - 23.2 x 17.7 x 0.2 inch

$1,573

Painting, Sculpted Heritage (Beauty Within Us), Fasalejo Tobiloba

Sculpted Heritage (Beauty Within Us)

Fasalejo Tobiloba

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

$1,350

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

$1,348 $1,214

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

$1,292

Painting, Le street art c’était mieux avant, Onemizer

Le street art c’était mieux avant

Onemizer

Painting - 20.1 x 20.1 x 0.3 cm Painting - 7.9 x 7.9 x 0.1 inch

$1,686

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

$1,686

Painting, Drowning In Thoughts, Mona Nahleh

Drowning In Thoughts

Mona Nahleh

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

$1,200

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

$1,850

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

$2,236

Painting, Chimere hypnotique, Nawel Aubert

Chimere hypnotique

Nawel Aubert

Painting - 116 x 89 x 2.5 cm Painting - 45.7 x 35 x 1 inch

$1,348

Painting, Ulimi wako mkuwba una faa kuenda kuenye ma shindano, George Lilanga

Ulimi wako mkuwba una faa kuenda kuenye ma shindano

George Lilanga

Painting - 61 x 61 x 1 cm Painting - 24 x 24 x 0.4 inch

$888

Painting, Lucky Luke, Martin

Lucky Luke

Martin

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

$876

Painting, Morenike Afrofuture, Ekele Francis

Morenike Afrofuture

Ekele Francis

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

$1,950 $1,755

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

$899

Painting, Pause, Nina Urushadze

Pause

Nina Urushadze

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

$2,023

Painting, Flower Brunch, Prasert Chongudomsab (Pop Ako)

Flower Brunch

Prasert Chongudomsab (Pop Ako)

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

$3,708

Painting, Colorful woman portrait, Elena Lukina

Colorful woman portrait

Elena Lukina

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

$1,236

Painting, Atinuke In Her Thoughts, Tosin Kalejaye

Atinuke In Her Thoughts

Tosin Kalejaye

Painting - 100 x 100 cm Painting - 39.4 x 39.4 inch

$11,000

Painting, Form Divine IV, Elizabeth Ekpetorson

Form Divine IV

Elizabeth Ekpetorson

Painting - 121.9 x 121.9 cm Painting - 48 x 48 inch

$1,124

Painting, L'envole I - préchauffage, Patricia Dubois

L'envole I - préchauffage

Patricia Dubois

Painting - 93 x 70 x 3.5 cm Painting - 36.6 x 27.6 x 1.4 inch

$2,472

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

$2,247

Painting, Untitled, Tania Kondracienka

Untitled

Tania Kondracienka

Painting - 40 x 30 x 2 cm Painting - 15.7 x 11.8 x 0.8 inch

$663

Painting, Hut of Hope, Desmond Akindoju

Hut of Hope

Desmond Akindoju

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

$1,450

Painting, Portrait #2. From the Portraits series, Luigi Christopher Veggetti Kanku

Portrait #2. From the Portraits series

Luigi Christopher Veggetti Kanku

Painting - 30 x 20.8 x 0.3 cm Painting - 11.8 x 8.2 x 0.1 inch

$1,200

Painting, La femme en bleu, Martine Fauve Dechavanne

La femme en bleu

Martine Fauve Dechavanne

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

$427

Painting, Portrait and Sunflower, Olaosun Oluwapelumi

Portrait and Sunflower

Olaosun Oluwapelumi

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

$1,250

Painting, Bolatito (The Sanctification That Brings Joy), Ayanwale Joseph Oluwafemi

Bolatito (The Sanctification That Brings Joy)

Ayanwale Joseph Oluwafemi

Painting - 63.5 x 38.1 x 2.5 cm Painting - 25 x 15 x 1 inch

$1,450

Painting, Beautiful Girl, Mr Brainwash

Beautiful Girl

Mr Brainwash

Painting - 76.2 x 55.9 cm Painting - 30 x 22 inch

$15,170

Painting, Sans Titre, Meteo Meteo

Sans Titre

Meteo Meteo

Painting - 29.7 x 21 x 0.1 cm Painting - 11.7 x 8.3 x 0 inch

$129 $65

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

$2,023

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

$1,236

Painting, Couple, Patricia Simsa

Couple

Patricia Simsa

Painting - 60 x 60 x 5 cm Painting - 23.6 x 23.6 x 2 inch

$2,247

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

$1,400

Painting, Carmen, Cathie Berthon

Carmen

Cathie Berthon

Painting - 80 x 80 x 4.5 cm Painting - 31.5 x 31.5 x 1.8 inch

$2,191

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

$2,023

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

$2,247

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

$8,428

Painting, Alma mater (Porcelana), Salustiano

Alma mater (Porcelana)

Salustiano

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

$60,678

Painting, Woman and Violin (Femme au Violon), Françoise Leblanc

Woman and Violin (Femme au Violon)

Françoise Leblanc

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

$899 $719

Painting, Epicycle - série portrait onirique et surréalisme, Samuel Boudaud

Epicycle - série portrait onirique et surréalisme

Samuel Boudaud

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

$2,388

Painting, Contemporary portrait "Cat Country", Nataliya Bagatskaya

Contemporary portrait "Cat Country"

Nataliya Bagatskaya

Painting - 90 x 55 x 1.8 cm Painting - 35.4 x 21.7 x 0.7 inch

$2,236

Painting, Daily Diary, Ogunniyi Oluwatosin

Daily Diary

Ogunniyi Oluwatosin

Painting - 121.9 x 91.4 x 2.5 cm Painting - 48 x 36 x 1 inch

$3,000 $2,700

Painting, Poussières d'étoiles 05, Théo Le Franc

Poussières d'étoiles 05

Théo Le Franc

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

$1,011

Painting, It was only a collapse, Reinaldo Chavez

It was only a collapse

Reinaldo Chavez

Painting - 34 x 59 cm Painting - 13.4 x 23.2 inch

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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

$1,500 $1,350

Painting, Mysterious Elegance, Mateos Sargsyan

Mysterious Elegance

Mateos Sargsyan

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

$890

Painting, Audrey Hepburn, Claus Costa

Audrey Hepburn

Claus Costa

Painting - 90 x 160 x 4.5 cm Painting - 35.4 x 63 x 1.8 inch

$2,242

Painting, Study rouge et or, Cannibal Malabar

Study rouge et or

Cannibal Malabar

Painting - 40 x 30 x 3 cm Painting - 15.7 x 11.8 x 1.2 inch

$809

Painting, Looker-On, Valentine Mettle

Looker-On

Valentine Mettle

Painting - 62 x 56 x 2 cm Painting - 24.4 x 22 x 0.8 inch

$1,573

Painting, No Name #3, Halyna Abramova

No Name #3

Halyna Abramova

Painting - 110 x 100 x 2.5 cm Painting - 43.3 x 39.4 x 1 inch

$1,124

Painting, Fille Noire, Francesco Calistri

Fille Noire

Francesco Calistri

Painting - 120 x 80 x 3 cm Painting - 47.2 x 31.5 x 1.2 inch

$2,472

Painting, La Cage De Lamentables Harmonies, Sandra Chevrier

La Cage De Lamentables Harmonies

Sandra Chevrier

Painting - 96.52 x 50.8 x 2.54 cm Painting - 38 x 20 x 1 inch

$25,000

Painting, Yellow Portrait, Gago Chtchyan

Yellow Portrait

Gago Chtchyan

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

$1,000

Painting, Fire Sale 6/6, Shepard Fairey (Obey)

Fire Sale 6/6

Shepard Fairey (Obey)

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

$8,877

Painting, ST1, Alber

ST1

Alber

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

$4,158

Painting, Confused, Kane Mclay

Confused

Kane Mclay

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

$1,067

Painting, Underground-3, SmaK-titi

Underground-3

SmaK-titi

Painting - 120 x 120 x 4.5 cm Painting - 47.2 x 47.2 x 1.8 inch

$2,809

Painting, Amours Chiennes, Levalet

Amours Chiennes

Levalet

Painting - 60 x 50 x 3.5 cm Painting - 23.6 x 19.7 x 1.4 inch

$2,135

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

$2,000

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

$8,203

Painting, Life in My Head, Omoyeni Arogunmati

Life in My Head

Omoyeni Arogunmati

Painting - 61 x 55.9 x 2.5 cm Painting - 24 x 22 x 1 inch

$850

Painting, No Fear Of Falling, Lord Ohene

No Fear Of Falling

Lord Ohene

Painting - 210 x 180 cm Painting - 82.7 x 70.9 inch

$18,700

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

$1,124

Painting, It's not you, it's not me either, Rahma Lhoussig

It's not you, it's not me either

Rahma Lhoussig

Painting - 90 x 100 x 5 cm Painting - 35.4 x 39.4 x 2 inch

$4,270

Painting, A Farewell to My Problem Days II, Sophia Oshodin

A Farewell to My Problem Days II

Sophia Oshodin

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

$3,146

Painting, Dans le silence des pages, Anne Horlaville

Dans le silence des pages

Anne Horlaville

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

$1,079

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

$2,023

Painting, Untitled, Lila Maroun Frem

Untitled

Lila Maroun Frem

Painting - 20 x 20 x 3 cm Painting - 7.9 x 7.9 x 1.2 inch

$674

Painting, Two Persons in Sunglasses, Noah Becker

Two Persons in Sunglasses

Noah Becker

Painting - 122 x 91 x 4 cm Painting - 48 x 35.8 x 1.6 inch

$4,961

Painting, Let's be fluffy, Roxana Khonkulova

Let's be fluffy

Roxana Khonkulova

Painting - 90 x 80 x 2 cm Painting - 35.4 x 31.5 x 0.8 inch

$730

Painting, In Time series, Guy Ghazanchyan

In Time series

Guy Ghazanchyan

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

$1,686

Painting, Embracing The Past, Olaniyi Timothy

Embracing The Past

Olaniyi Timothy

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

$1,650

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

$1,461

Painting, Nina Hagen, 2Kyff

Nina Hagen

2Kyff

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

$1,000

Painting, Background, Gery Vlady

Background

Gery Vlady

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

$730

Painting, Boo!, Sehyun Jeon

Boo!

Sehyun Jeon

Painting - 70 x 60 x 3 cm Painting - 27.6 x 23.6 x 1.2 inch

$1,910

Painting, For a Moment, Oluwafemi Akanmu

For a Moment

Oluwafemi Akanmu

Painting - 121.9 x 91.4 x 2.5 cm Painting - 48 x 36 x 1 inch

$2,850

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

$955

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.