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A portrait is an artwork that has been created about a person or persons (sometimes of animals) which tells us something about them.

Sometimes a portrait doesn't seem to look like the person it is meant to be, but it may still show us something about that person. For instance if bright lively colours like reds, yellows and oranges are used we might feel that the person is a lively and happy person.

The art of portrait making is called portraiture.

Portraits can be painted or photographs or even sculptures.

Portraits can show a view from the side of a person (profile) or the front, or partway in between the side and the front with the head turned slightly (¾ view). A portrait can show the full length of the person's body or less of the body but usually shows the head.

Below are some portraits by famous artists which show different views of the person.

St Francis Receiving the Stigmata
Nicholas Kratzer (1528) by Hans Holbein.

Hans Holbein (1497/8 -1543) was employed by King Henry VIII as court painter and painted many portraits of the royal family and well known people of his time. Nicholas Kratzer was the king's astronomer. He is shown in ¾ view in this portrait.

The Needlewoman
A Young Woman Receives Gifts from Venus and the Three Graces
St Francis Receiving the Stigmata
The Needlewoman
Diego Rodriguez de Silva Velázquez (Velásquez)
(1599 - 1660)

Date Painted: 1640
Materials Used: Oil on Canvas
Size: 74 x 60cm
Current Location: National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.
Mlle. Irène Cahen d'Anvers
Artist: Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Date Painted: 1880
Materials Used: Oil on Canvas
Size: 65 x 54 cm
Current Owner: Sammlung E. G. Bührle, Zurich
Charles I, King of England, Hunting
Sir Anthony van Dyck (1599 - 1641)
Date: Commissioned by King 1635
Materials Used: Oil on Canvas
Size: 266 x 201cm

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