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noun as in depiction

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He equipped it with basic rules for painting and for how body parts are represented in portraiture — and then set it loose making art.

Which makes this an Alice Neel painting that is absent Neel’s signature style of portraiture.

Neel was known for an intense and direct style of portraiture — but most of the people she painted weren’t famous, or rich.

Ektachrome was intended primarily for portraiture, so it has a bias toward warmer hues.

This competition seeks entries that broaden the definition of portraiture with images and media that reflect the country’s diversity as represented through the identities of the artists and subjects as well as their varying backgrounds depicted.

However, argues Hall, the point in history when self-portraiture really took off was during the Middle Ages.

That technology can also expand the concepts of traditional self-portraiture and of selfies.

This is not the first exhibit to ever take on selfies, nor the first examination of portraiture.

Steve McCurry: Well, I thought of this more as a portraiture project of models rather than a fashion shoot in a way.

This penetrating style of portraiture works on the subtlest of emotional responses as well.

I think these extracts are sufficient to give a portraiture of the place in olden times.

This solemn tragedy they felt to be the theme of devout and prayerful meditation rather than of portraiture in art.

This portraiture of his brother-artist is not a bad specimen of its kind, although we shall meet with better ones.

The last-quoted letter adds a few more touches to the portraiture of Chopin which has been in progress in the preceding pages.

His Life by his satellite Boswell holds the first place among biographies as a triumph of portraiture.


On this page you'll find 77 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to portraiture, such as: drawing, illustration, image, likeness, picture, and portrayal.

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