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Flo4
Flo4
$2,226
Mixed media (80 x 100 cm)
Métamorphose n°14
Métamorphose n°14
$1,172
Acrylic painting (80 x 80 cm)
Eurélie
Eurélie
$1,758
Oil painting (38 x 46 cm)
Salvator Mundi
Salvator Mundi
$1,758
Mixed media (50 x 70 cm)
Young geisha, dutch sky and french dog
new
Young geisha, dutch sky and french dog
$4,101
Oil painting (130 x 162 cm)
Vision of an unkempt mind...
Vision of an unkempt mind...
$1,781
Acrylic painting (58 x 103 cm)
Masque
Masque
$1,640
Acrylic painting (47 x 65 cm)
Meditation
Meditation
$1,172
Mixed media (45 x 60 cm)
We are here !
We are here !
$703
Mixed media (60 x 40 cm)
Ada
Ada
$1,758
Oil painting (80 x 60 cm)
Black goddess
new
Black goddess
$9,374
Acrylic painting (205 x 155 cm)
Sourire ladakhi
Sourire ladakhi
$1,172
Watercolour (60 x 80 cm)
The stool
The stool
$1,172
Mixed media (45 x 60 cm)
Wanted
Wanted
$879
Mixed media (60 x 80 cm)
Samo is not dead
Samo is not dead
$2,343
Acrylic painting (80 x 100 cm)
Étouffement
Étouffement
$4,687
Acrylic painting (100 x 100 cm)
Sensuelle en jaune
Sensuelle en jaune
$1,523
Acrylic painting (100 x 75 cm)
Lilou
Lilou
$2,343
Acrylic painting (100 x 150 cm)
Tell me why
Tell me why
$2,109
Mixed media (73 x 92 cm)
V.nus - antik junk food
V.nus - antik junk food
$738
Acrylic painting (60 x 80 cm)
Toi, tu creuses (le clint à sad hill)
Toi, tu creuses (le clint à sad hill)
$797
Acrylic painting (50 x 61 cm)
Sur la terrasse
Sur la terrasse
$1,992
Acrylic painting (97 x 130 cm)
Entre rose et gris
Entre rose et gris
$1,172
Watercolour (30 x 40 cm)
Angèles
Angèles
$352
Acrylic painting (38 x 46 cm)
Autoportrait, 2020
Autoportrait, 2020
$1,055
Mixed media (30 x 30 cm)
L'œuvre du temps 1
L'œuvre du temps 1
$1,406
Mixed media (73 x 92 cm)
Monstera girl
Monstera girl
$1,676
Acrylic painting (50 x 60 cm)
If I ever lose my faith...
If I ever lose my faith...
$1,055
Acrylic painting (80 x 120 cm)
L'homme à la capuche
L'homme à la capuche
$586
Mixed media (35 x 35 cm)
Basquiat
Basquiat
$2,343
Acrylic painting (80 x 100 cm)
Non comestible
Non comestible
$3,749
Oil painting (73 x 92 cm)
Another ring
Another ring
$1,055
Mixed media (50 x 50 cm)
Sans titre 2
Sans titre 2
$2,109
Acrylic painting (80 x 80 cm)
Pauline
Pauline
$1,582
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Craftsman
Craftsman
$1,992
Oil painting (80 x 100 cm)
Lips
Lips
$352
Watercolour (30 x 40 cm)
Respiration
Respiration
$1,523
Mixed media (65 x 81 cm)
Devant la source...
Devant la source...
$3,984
Oil painting (120 x 120 cm)
Rose capitonné 5
Rose capitonné 5
$703
Mixed media (39 x 51 cm)
Derrière le masque II
Derrière le masque II
$1,992
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Smile
Smile
-30% in the Special Offers
Mixed media (90 x 130 cm)
Shirisha
Shirisha
$1,383
Mixed media (70 x 90 cm)
The queen Elizabeth II, time, grey version
The queen Elizabeth II, time, grey version
$1,406
Oil painting (50 x 50 cm)
La leçon de piano
La leçon de piano
$1,055
Mixed media (40 x 60 cm)
Playfull
Playfull
$1,758
Mixed media (89 x 116 cm)
Penché
Penché
$1,172
Acrylic painting (100 x 100 cm)
Fin de règne
Fin de règne
$1,933
Oil painting (80 x 100 cm)
Réflexion 12
Réflexion 12
$1,172
Mixed media (75 x 56 cm)
Autoportrait 94'
Autoportrait 94'
$1,758
Acrylic painting (90 x 80 cm)
Black politics act.6
new
Black politics act.6
$4,101
Acrylic painting (47 x 69 cm)
Métamorphose n°1
Métamorphose n°1
$1,758
Acrylic painting (100 x 100 cm)
Selfie 4 (encadré)
Selfie 4 (encadré)
$1,758
Acrylic painting (50 x 70 cm)
Queen of the night
Queen of the night
$2,109
Mixed media (90 x 116 cm)
Whisperer
Whisperer
$1,465
Oil painting (40 x 40 cm)
I am a page in the divine book
I am a page in the divine book
$586
Mixed media (30 x 40 cm)
Geisha alone
Geisha alone
$1,523
Acrylic painting (73 x 100 cm)
Disparition III
Disparition III
$598
Acrylic painting (37 x 56 cm)
Kobe Bryant
Kobe Bryant
$1,640
Acrylic painting (81 x 100 cm)
La fée de mes rêves
La fée de mes rêves
-30% in the Special Offers
Oil painting (90 x 90 cm)
Gémeaux
Gémeaux
$1,758
Mixed media (89 x 116 cm)
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Whether full-face, profile, three-quarter view or full-length, portrait paintings have always been one of the most popular forms of painting. If you are a fan of portrait paintings, KAZoART invites you to browse its eclectic selection of portraits!

Famous portrait artists and famous portrait paintings

Often, the subject of a portrait is better remembered than the artist that painted it (with the exception of self-portraits). This is essentially due to the fact that each portrait painting, more than in any other genre, has a special relationship with its audience. It draws them in, provoking varying levels of emotion, remaining imprinted on their memory and thus fulfilling its main objective of perpetuating the memory of a person.

As portrait paintings are the most popular genre of all time, every artist worthy of the name will go through this stage, transposing it in their universe using the pictorial trends of their time. When commissioned, the painter receives very specific directions leading to the production of numerous preparatory sketches. Nonetheless, painters can, depending on the subject, style and temperament, use pictorial innovations that will make their portraits timeless artworks.

This has led to a huge variety of styles in the production of the most famous portrait paintings, from the colourful strokes found in the self-portraits of Vincent Van Gogh, to Albrecht Dürer's Self-portrait, the enigmatic smile of Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa and academic portraits such as Rembrandt's Syndics of the Drapers' Guild.

The history of portrait paintings

Dating back to Antiquity, the purpose of portrait painting has continually evolved throughout the ages. From Antiquity to the Renaissance, portrait paintings were essentially commissioned by wealthy patrons who, seeking to leave a trace of their time on this Earth, wanted to pass on a laudatory, idealized depiction of their person (virtuous, pious, beautiful, etc.).

A true tool of propaganda, the portrait has also been used by powerful figures in the world to convey to their subjects and rivals a representation of their power through original staging in which symbols take centre-stage (eg. Portrait of Louis XIV, Hyacinthe Rigaud; Portrait of Pope Innocent X, Diégo Velazquez). Today photography often occupies the same role, producing a more modest, family-centric portrait.

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