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Geisha
Geisha
$217
Watercolour (12 x 12 cm)
Dans le vent
Dans le vent
$1,735
Acrylic painting (80 x 120 cm)
Sans titre 4
Sans titre 4
$1,735
Mixed media (80 x 100 cm)
Kobe Bryant
Kobe Bryant
$1,518
Acrylic painting (81 x 100 cm)
Personnage orange
Personnage orange
$737
Acrylic painting (80 x 60 cm)
David 2018/10
David 2018/10
$629
Mixed media (50 x 70 cm)
Quiètude
Quiètude
$1,301
Watercolour (28 x 38 cm)
Zinger
Zinger
$1,518
Oil painting (60 x 73 cm)
Bonnet d'âne
Bonnet d'âne
$542
Mixed media (73 x 92 cm)
Se reposer
Se reposer
$2,006
Mixed media (100 x 80 cm)
Original 951 portrait
Original 951 portrait
$4,879
Acrylic painting (200 x 200 cm)
Lecture du quotidien
Lecture du quotidien
$7,590
Oil painting (50 x 90 cm)
Chorus
Chorus
$2,060
Mixed media (70 x 50 cm)
La geisha y el mar
La geisha y el mar
$1,030
Acrylic painting (73 x 92 cm)
Esquisse sur Frida Kahlo
Esquisse sur Frida Kahlo
$759
Mixed media (40 x 50 cm)
Quadriptyque 1 sur bois
Quadriptyque 1 sur bois
$1,247
Mixed media (50 x 60 cm)
Portrait enfant 3
Portrait enfant 3
$976
Acrylic painting (38 x 46 cm)
The stool
The stool
-20% in the Special Offers
Mixed media (45 x 60 cm)
Portrait anonyme VII
Portrait anonyme VII
$1,952
Mixed media (46 x 75 cm)
Poisson noir
Poisson noir
$542
Oil painting (38 x 46 cm)
Fashion queen
Fashion queen
$813
Mixed media (25 x 60 cm)
Lipstick
Lipstick
$976
Mixed media (50 x 100 cm)
Chat vole
Chat vole
$759
Acrylic painting (60 x 80 cm)
Sensuel
Sensuel
$759
Mixed media (73 x 100 cm)
Deux, jaune et gris
Deux, jaune et gris
$586
Acrylic painting (38 x 46 cm)
Frida k. portrait
Frida k. portrait
$1,626
Acrylic painting (70 x 100 cm)
Pauline
Pauline
$1,464
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Chamane
Chamane
$2,169
Acrylic painting (95 x 95 cm)
Cuba
Cuba
$1,735
Acrylic painting (120 x 120 cm)
Portrait anonyme VI
Portrait anonyme VI
$867
Oil painting (50 x 40 cm)
Deux sur fond bleu
Deux sur fond bleu
$922
Mixed media (50 x 70 cm)
Carafe musicienne rouge
Carafe musicienne rouge
$846
Mixed media (28 x 39 cm)
Anastasia kahlo (biélorussie)
Anastasia kahlo (biélorussie)
$1,681
Acrylic painting (80 x 100 cm)
What lies beneath
What lies beneath
$2,006
Mixed media (80 x 80 cm)
Edith
Edith
$867
Mixed media (50 x 50 cm)
Victoria
Victoria
$867
Acrylic painting (60 x 80 cm)
Selfie 4 (encadré)
Selfie 4 (encadré)
$1,626
Acrylic painting (50 x 70 cm)
Rose capitonné 5
Rose capitonné 5
$651
Mixed media (39 x 51 cm)
Disparition
Disparition
$1,952
Mixed media (73 x 92 cm)
Yeux pétillants - fille de pop art
new
Yeux pétillants - fille de pop art
$2,135
Acrylic painting (80 x 120 cm)
Petit garçon au foulard
Petit garçon au foulard
$651
Acrylic painting (60 x 80 cm)
Queen of the night
Queen of the night
$1,952
Mixed media (90 x 116 cm)
Madonna smoke
Madonna smoke
$575
Acrylic painting (33 x 41 cm)
Inadapté (6)
Inadapté (6)
$651
Acrylic painting (30 x 60 cm)
Superman x Wonderwoman
Superman x Wonderwoman
$2,169
Mixed media (89 x 116 cm)
Haute couture
new
Haute couture
$976
Oil painting (30 x 40 cm)
Elsa
Elsa
$759
Mixed media (30 x 60 cm)
Flo4
Flo4
$2,060
Mixed media (80 x 100 cm)
Au regard perçant
Au regard perçant
$759
Acrylic painting (50 x 50 cm)
Pop art serge gainsbourg
Pop art serge gainsbourg
$1,952
Mixed media (73 x 92 cm)
Métamorphose n°7
Métamorphose n°7
$1,626
Acrylic painting (100 x 100 cm)
Rayé - fille pop art
Rayé - fille pop art
$1,896
Acrylic painting (90 x 90 cm)
Romy
Romy
$1,952
Acrylic painting (70 x 70 cm)
Basquiat
Basquiat
$2,169
Acrylic painting (80 x 100 cm)
R.i.p stan lee
R.i.p stan lee
$1,952
Acrylic painting (89 x 116 cm)
Dashurim kahlo (albanie)
Dashurim kahlo (albanie)
$1,681
Acrylic painting (80 x 100 cm)
Jouer la transparence
Jouer la transparence
$1,898
Oil painting (81 x 100 cm)
L'insoumise
L'insoumise
$1,952
Mixed media (100 x 140 cm)
Silver geisha
Silver geisha
$1,193
Acrylic painting (73 x 92 cm)
Graffitis on the wall
Graffitis on the wall
$1,626
Oil painting (100 x 70 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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