portraiture

A portrait can be a painting, sculpture, or form of photography in which the face is the main focus. Traditional easel-length portraits usually show head-and-shoulders, half-length, or full-body. There are several varieties of portraits; individual, a group portraits, or a self portrait. 

Taking a cigarette break from the grill, the man leans with his arm around a seated man just outside the diner. Both men look directly at Walker Evans in a rare posed portrait from Evans body of work.
This portrait of the Duke of Urbino is one of the most famous works of art of the Italian Renaissance. In this portrait it was Piero della Francesca carried out this masteriece between 1465 and 1472.
Eastman Johnson was one of the leading artists to come to prominence during the Civil War. In the period following the war, he painted portraits and refined scenes of elegant leisure.
One of Cameron's most famous images, is an enduring portrait of a Victorian women. The deep shadows emphasize the curves of her cheeks and neck. It is simply a striking pose.
"The Wedding Party" one of Rousseau's most famous works. It is most likley that the painting was based on a photograph.
This portrait of a New York businessman wife is considered one of the finest characterizations produced by an American artist. Mrs. Yates sewed while she posed, leaving little doubt about her industriousness.
Also known as "At the Bourse". This painting is interpreted as an anti-Semitic depiction of Jews in Paris. This painting currently resides in the Musee d'Orsay in Paris.
Lawrence was the most fashionable and also the greatest portraitist of his generation. This portrait was commissioned by George IV at a cost of 200 guineas and was painted between 1825 and 1829.
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