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Haute couture
new
Haute couture
$976
Oil painting (30 x 40 cm)
Ysatis
Ysatis
$1,485
Mixed media (50 x 70 cm)
Painted mask
Painted mask
$1,410
Acrylic painting (81 x 100 cm)
Lovely skull II
Lovely skull II
$857
Acrylic painting (54 x 73 cm)
Free
Free
$1,084
Watercolour (80 x 60 cm)
Inadapté (8)
Inadapté (8)
$922
Acrylic painting (60 x 81 cm)
Elaïa
Elaïa
$976
Mixed media (72 x 93 cm)
Meant to be
Meant to be
$759
Mixed media (33 x 52 cm)
The soul of a man (numéro 07)
The soul of a man (numéro 07)
$1,908
Acrylic painting (81 x 100 cm)
Sumo
Sumo
-20% in the Special Offers
Acrylic painting (90 x 120 cm)
Inadapté (6)
Inadapté (6)
$651
Acrylic painting (30 x 60 cm)
Mooon
Mooon
$759
Mixed media (31 x 47 cm)
Métamorphose n°1
Métamorphose n°1
$1,626
Acrylic painting (100 x 100 cm)
Look trough
Look trough
$1,789
Mixed media (100 x 100 cm)
Poisson noir
Poisson noir
$542
Oil painting (38 x 46 cm)
Quiètude
Quiètude
$1,301
Watercolour (28 x 38 cm)
Bonnet d'âne
Bonnet d'âne
$542
Mixed media (73 x 92 cm)
Philippe
Philippe
$1,464
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Tout s'en va
Tout s'en va
$1,952
Mixed media (73 x 92 cm)
Heavy crown, heavy cross
Heavy crown, heavy cross
$867
Mixed media (25 x 65 cm)
What lies beneath
What lies beneath
$2,006
Mixed media (80 x 80 cm)
Petit geisha 12
Petit geisha 12
$867
Acrylic painting (60 x 73 cm)
Rire bleu
Rire bleu
$542
Mixed media (80 x 80 cm)
Kobe Bryant
Kobe Bryant
$1,518
Acrylic painting (81 x 100 cm)
V.nus antik gaming
V.nus antik gaming
$1,301
Mixed media (73 x 116 cm)
La fille aux cheveux noirs x Kusama 5
La fille aux cheveux noirs x Kusama 5
$1,572
Mixed media (90 x 120 cm)
Lipstick
Lipstick
$976
Mixed media (50 x 100 cm)
Fin de règne
Fin de règne
$1,789
Oil painting (80 x 100 cm)
Vert vert esprit
Vert vert esprit
$1,518
Oil painting (65 x 92 cm)
What's next
What's next
-20% in the Special Offers
Mixed media (100 x 100 cm)
Yeux pétillants - fille de pop art
new
Yeux pétillants - fille de pop art
$2,135
Acrylic painting (80 x 120 cm)
Réflexion faite
Réflexion faite
$867
Mixed media (65 x 100 cm)
Dans le vent
Dans le vent
$1,735
Acrylic painting (80 x 120 cm)
Quadriptyque 1 sur bois
Quadriptyque 1 sur bois
$1,247
Mixed media (50 x 60 cm)
Chat vole
Chat vole
$759
Acrylic painting (60 x 80 cm)
Sourire ladakhi
Sourire ladakhi
$1,084
Watercolour (60 x 80 cm)
Sans titre 3
Sans titre 3
$1,735
Oil painting (73 x 100 cm)
The hippie chic girl
The hippie chic girl
$1,724
Mixed media (50 x 70 cm)
Fashion queen
Fashion queen
$813
Mixed media (25 x 60 cm)
La pensive aux yeux clairs
La pensive aux yeux clairs
$1,952
Mixed media (116 x 81 cm)
Memento mori aka ad verbum (?) v.5.21
Memento mori aka ad verbum (?) v.5.21
-20% in the Special Offers
Mixed media (169 x 100 cm)
Fuck your morals
Fuck your morals
$1,030
Mixed media (65 x 92 cm)
Toi, tu creuses (le Clint à Sad hill)
Toi, tu creuses (le Clint à Sad hill)
$726
Acrylic painting (50 x 61 cm)
Louise kahlo (france)
Louise kahlo (france)
$1,681
Acrylic painting (80 x 100 cm)
Penché
Penché
$1,084
Acrylic painting (100 x 100 cm)
Métamorphose n°2
Métamorphose n°2
$813
Acrylic painting (60 x 80 cm)
Invierno
Invierno
$1,410
Acrylic painting (73 x 100 cm)
Petit garçon au foulard
Petit garçon au foulard
$651
Acrylic painting (60 x 80 cm)
Nastya kahlo (moldavie)
Nastya kahlo (moldavie)
$1,681
Acrylic painting (80 x 100 cm)
Another ring
Another ring
-20% in the Special Offers
Mixed media (50 x 50 cm)
The stool
The stool
-20% in the Special Offers
Mixed media (45 x 60 cm)
Selfie 4 (encadré)
Selfie 4 (encadré)
$1,626
Acrylic painting (50 x 70 cm)
Candice
Candice
$651
Mixed media (46 x 61 cm)
Stardust
Stardust
$596
Mixed media (73 x 92 cm)
Dualis 9 toile b.
Dualis 9 toile b.
$976
Mixed media (50 x 50 cm)
Frida k. portrait
Frida k. portrait
$1,626
Acrylic painting (70 x 100 cm)
Entre rose et gris
Entre rose et gris
$1,084
Watercolour (30 x 40 cm)
La femme à la chemise nouée
La femme à la chemise nouée
$1,952
Mixed media (81 x 116 cm)
Immortel
Immortel
$1,952
Oil painting (73 x 92 cm)
Se reposer
Se reposer
$2,006
Mixed media (100 x 80 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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