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Rends-moi célèbre n°1
Rends-moi célèbre n°1
$917
Acrylic painting (90 x 110 cm)
Le couple
Le couple
$889
Acrylic painting (80 x 100 cm)
Réflexion 12
Réflexion 12
$800
Mixed media (75 x 50 cm)
Carafe musicienne rouge
Carafe musicienne rouge
$867
Mixed media (28 x 39 cm)
Superman x wonderwoman
Superman x wonderwoman
$2,223
Mixed media (89 x 116 cm)
David 2018/10
David 2018/10
$645
Mixed media (50 x 70 cm)
Once upon a time the multinational network
Once upon a time the multinational network
$800
Mixed media (59 x 73 cm)
Quiètude
Quiètude
$1,334
Watercolour (28 x 38 cm)
Je voulais seulement marcher
Je voulais seulement marcher
$2,356
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
Esquisse sur Frida Kahlo
Esquisse sur Frida Kahlo
$778
Mixed media (40 x 50 cm)
Orchids, for you !
Orchids, for you !
$1,890
Oil painting (80 x 100 cm)
Portrait anonyme VI
Portrait anonyme VI
$889
Oil painting (50 x 40 cm)
Peinture sur bois 2
Peinture sur bois 2
$867
Mixed media (40 x 50 cm)
Vertige en rose
Vertige en rose
$445
Acrylic painting (33 x 42 cm)
Venus de milo
Venus de milo
$1,334
Mixed media (67 x 140 cm)
Rose capitonné 5
Rose capitonné 5
$667
Mixed media (39 x 51 cm)
Deux, jaune et gris
Deux, jaune et gris
$600
Acrylic painting (38 x 46 cm)
Deux sur fond bleu
Deux sur fond bleu
$945
Mixed media (50 x 70 cm)
La leçon de piano
La leçon de piano
$1,000
Mixed media (40 x 60 cm)
Monet's garden
Monet's garden
$556
Mixed media (40 x 50 cm)
Mlle Maurel
Mlle Maurel
$667
Mixed media (50 x 50 cm)
Geisha alone
Geisha alone
$1,445
Acrylic painting (73 x 100 cm)
Human mask 01
Human mask 01
$1,000
Oil painting (60 x 80 cm)
Portrait anonyme XXXIV
Portrait anonyme XXXIV
$1,000
Mixed media (100 x 50 cm)
L'espiègle
L'espiègle
$611
Mixed media (73 x 92 cm)
Cuba
Cuba
$1,778
Acrylic painting (120 x 120 cm)
Elena
Elena
$1,056
Mixed media (40 x 40 cm)
Songe
Songe
$2,001
Oil painting (50 x 100 cm)
Faces
Faces
$333
Acrylic painting (33 x 41 cm)
Vanitas vanitatum omnia vanitas -22
Vanitas vanitatum omnia vanitas -22
$278
Acrylic painting (21 x 30 cm)
Vittoria kahlo (italie)
Vittoria kahlo (italie)
$1,723
Acrylic painting (80 x 100 cm)
Dans le vent
Dans le vent
$1,778
Acrylic painting (80 x 120 cm)
Original 951 portrait
Original 951 portrait
$5,002
Acrylic painting (200 x 200 cm)
Little garden
Little garden
$1,223
Acrylic painting (81 x 100 cm)
La fée de mes rêves
La fée de mes rêves
$1,890
Oil painting (90 x 90 cm)
Cessez, mais cessez donc vos apparitions !
Cessez, mais cessez donc vos apparitions !
$1,667
Oil painting (60 x 73 cm)
Lisa
Lisa
$1,112
Oil painting (70 x 100 cm)
Entre rose et gris
Entre rose et gris
$1,112
Watercolour (30 x 40 cm)
Vitriol
Vitriol
$1,667
Acrylic painting (54 x 65 cm)
Fade away
Fade away
$245
Watercolour (41 x 29 cm)
Philippe
Philippe
$1,501
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Peinture sur bois 4
Peinture sur bois 4
$867
Mixed media (40 x 50 cm)
Réflexion
Réflexion
$600
Acrylic painting (55 x 38 cm)
Champagne à gogo
Champagne à gogo
$222
Watercolour (40 x 30 cm)
Mon nom est liberté (Marilyn Monroe)
Mon nom est liberté (Marilyn Monroe)
$1,000
Acrylic painting (50 x 61 cm)
Spassky cooper mine
Spassky cooper mine
$200
Mixed media (36 x 36 cm)
First romance
First romance
$433
Acrylic painting (50 x 70 cm)
Voodoo child
Voodoo child
$1,000
Acrylic painting (80 x 80 cm)
Portrait
Portrait
$1,445
Acrylic painting (100 x 100 cm)
Amalia
Amalia
$2,001
Oil painting (54 x 65 cm)
The hippie chic girl
The hippie chic girl
$1,767
Mixed media (50 x 70 cm)
Portrait assis
Portrait assis
$2,167
Acrylic painting (80 x 110 cm)
Sans titre 2
Sans titre 2
$2,001
Acrylic painting (80 x 80 cm)
Rosalbins
Rosalbins
$1,512
Mixed media (50 x 70 cm)
Work in progress
Work in progress
$1,334
Mixed media (50 x 70 cm)
Error 404 (encadré)
Error 404 (encadré)
$445
Acrylic painting (30 x 40 cm)
Cosmic girl
Cosmic girl
$1,334
Mixed media (89 x 116 cm)
Personnage orange
Personnage orange
$756
Acrylic painting (80 x 60 cm)
Nastya kahlo (moldavie)
Nastya kahlo (moldavie)
$1,723
Acrylic painting (80 x 100 cm)
Disparition 3
Disparition 3
$567
Acrylic painting (37 x 56 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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