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Quadriptyque 1 sur bois
Quadriptyque 1 sur bois
$1,262
Mixed media (50 x 60 cm)
Entre rose et gris
Entre rose et gris
$1,098
Watercolour (30 x 40 cm)
La fée de mes rêves
La fée de mes rêves
-10% in the Special Offers
Oil painting (90 x 90 cm)
Tout s'en va
Tout s'en va
$1,976
Mixed media (73 x 92 cm)
N°5
N°5
$3,841
Oil painting (90 x 110 cm)
La petite famille
La petite famille
$1,317
Acrylic painting (81 x 100 cm)
Courte pause 7
Courte pause 7
$220
Mixed media (20 x 20 cm)
Memento mori aka ad verbum (?) v.5.21
Memento mori aka ad verbum (?) v.5.21
$2,195
Mixed media (169 x 100 cm)
Stella kahlo (estonie)
Stella kahlo (estonie)
$1,701
Acrylic painting (80 x 100 cm)
Stardust
Stardust
$604
Mixed media (73 x 92 cm)
40 versions (i never know which one I am going to be)
40 versions (i never know which one I am going to be)
$878
Mixed media (25 x 65 cm)
Vert vert esprit
Vert vert esprit
$1,756
Oil painting (65 x 92 cm)
Fille rose 2020
Fille rose 2020
$966
Acrylic painting (32 x 39 cm)
Sweet storm
Sweet storm
$1,866
Mixed media (73 x 92 cm)
Profil de femme
Profil de femme
$549
Mixed media (38 x 46 cm)
Portrait enfant 3
Portrait enfant 3
$988
Acrylic painting (38 x 46 cm)
Peinture sur bois 2
Peinture sur bois 2
$856
Mixed media (40 x 50 cm)
Quiètude
Quiètude
$1,317
Watercolour (28 x 38 cm)
Stop
Stop
$988
Mixed media (50 x 50 cm)
Free
Free
$1,098
Watercolour (80 x 60 cm)
Trois et l'enfant, rose, jaune,bleu
Trois et l'enfant, rose, jaune,bleu
$988
Acrylic painting (73 x 92 cm)
Bullitt 1969/2019
Bullitt 1969/2019
$1,054
Acrylic painting (80 x 80 cm)
Hello sunshine
Hello sunshine
$549
Mixed media (80 x 80 cm)
La femme à la chemise nouée
La femme à la chemise nouée
$1,976
Mixed media (81 x 116 cm)
La leçon de piano
La leçon de piano
$988
Mixed media (40 x 60 cm)
John
John
$1,098
Mixed media (50 x 50 cm)
Inferno
Inferno
$1,372
Mixed media (100 x 100 cm)
Makachi
Makachi
$1,317
Mixed media (60 x 80 cm)
Incantation
Incantation
$2,415
Mixed media (120 x 160 cm)
The shield
The shield
$713
Mixed media (23 x 47 cm)
Série identité: et alors!
Série identité: et alors!
$1,537
Oil painting (73 x 92 cm)
Cosmic girl
Cosmic girl
$1,317
Mixed media (89 x 116 cm)
Vanitas vanitatum
Vanitas vanitatum
$307
Acrylic painting (23 x 30 cm)
Personnage orange
Personnage orange
$746
Acrylic painting (80 x 60 cm)
Lâcher prise
Lâcher prise
$878
Mixed media (73 x 100 cm)
Rends-moi célèbre n°1
Rends-moi célèbre n°1
$905
Acrylic painting (90 x 110 cm)
Meditation
Meditation
$1,098
Mixed media (45 x 60 cm)
Divine calmness
Divine calmness
$2,140
Oil painting (51 x 61 cm)
Meant to be
Meant to be
$768
Mixed media (33 x 52 cm)
Red dress
Red dress
$1,976
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Cuba
Cuba
$1,756
Acrylic painting (120 x 120 cm)
Ballerine 8
Ballerine 8
$1,976
Mixed media (80 x 100 cm)
Monstera girl
Monstera girl
$1,569
Acrylic painting (50 x 60 cm)
Femme endormie à l'ombrelle
Femme endormie à l'ombrelle
$988
Acrylic painting (60 x 73 cm)
Nastya kahlo (moldavie)
Nastya kahlo (moldavie)
$1,701
Acrylic painting (80 x 100 cm)
Taken from life
Taken from life
$3,293
Mixed media (89 x 146 cm)
Mona lisa rasta
Mona lisa rasta
$2,634
Acrylic painting (80 x 120 cm)
Jeune femme au manteau de fourrure
Jeune femme au manteau de fourrure
$878
Acrylic painting (60 x 73 cm)
L'imposante
L'imposante
$2,030
Acrylic painting (32 x 42 cm)
Samo is not dead
Samo is not dead
$2,195
Acrylic painting (80 x 100 cm)
Jouer la transparence
Jouer la transparence
$1,921
Oil painting (81 x 100 cm)
La pensive aux yeux clairs
La pensive aux yeux clairs
$1,976
Mixed media (116 x 81 cm)
Sourire ladakhi
Sourire ladakhi
$1,098
Watercolour (60 x 80 cm)
Cybercaradoc
Cybercaradoc
$10,701
Acrylic painting (60 x 80 cm)
Vénus
Vénus
$2,161
Acrylic painting (80 x 120 cm)
Deux
Deux
$823
Mixed media (50 x 50 cm)
Playfull
Playfull
$1,646
Mixed media (89 x 116 cm)
Invierno
Invierno
$1,427
Acrylic painting (73 x 100 cm)
Jeune vulcain
Jeune vulcain
$1,098
Oil painting (42 x 59 cm)
Whisperer
Whisperer
$1,372
Oil painting (40 x 40 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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