How to Appreciate Paintings #15: Portraiture
One of the principal genres or subject types of western art is portraiture.
A portrait is a representation of a person. It can be a realistic likeness of the person or an idealized view of the person.
A portrait can depict an individual or a group of people or the artist himself, which is called a self portrait.
Commissioned portraits were a way of making ends meet for artists, especially those before the twentieth century.
Knowledge of art helps us to appreciate paintings.
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