1.9.4.2 Portraiture Digest

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500 years, women in art
© Philip Scott Johnson
Male self portraits
© Philip Scott Johnson

ultcult.com was particularly moved by the two Philip Scott Johnson © mini-movies above, they morph through some of the most significant portraits down the years.

Portraiture is the second in the French hierarchy of genres. It is an old art form going stretching back 5,000 years to ancient Egypt and of course became a staple for coinage. A drawn, painted, etched or sculpted portrait became the ways mankind recorded the appearance of someone.

But portraits are not mere photographs, they encompass other issues, for instance, showing off the power, wealth and importance of the subject, perhaps they have also tended to flatter or exaggerate the beauty and virtue of the individual, or are composed to illustrate the taste, education and other qualities. They have other features, for example, most of Picasso’s pictures of women have been identified as portraits of his lovers. (Based upon tate.org.uk)

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250-1500
1501-1550
1555-1699
1700-1784
1785-1849
1850-1889
1890-1909
1910-1929
1930-
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Portraiture 250-1500
Roman Empire, Early Renaissance, High Ren., Northern Ren.
Note: the image sources are accredited at the linked page


Mummy portrait

v. Eyck Turban

Arnolfini Portrait
Charles VII
Sforzas

Ginevra de’ Benci

Giuliano deMedici

Lady with Ermine

Self Portrait

Portraiture 1501-1550
High Renaissance, Northern Renaissance and Mannerism
Note: the image sources are accredited at the linked page


Mona Lisa
CastiglionePope Leo X…

Thomas More

Lady Squirrel…

Luther and wife

Thomas Cromwell

Henry VIII

Bia de Medici

Portraiture 1555-1699
Mannerism, Baroque and Dutch Golden Age
Note: the image sources are accredited at the linked page


Maria de Medici

Elizabeth I
Julienne Gabrielle

Felix Paravicino

Laughing Cavalier

Charles I

Pope Innocent X

Girl Pearl Earring

Girl Red Hat

Portraiture 1700 -1784
Baroque and Rococo
Note: the image sources are accredited at the linked page


Louis XIV
Madame Pléneuf
François Boucher

Mme Pompadour

David Garrick

Geo. Clive Family

Blue Boy

Marie Antoinette

Waldegraves

Portraiture 1785 -1849
Neoclassicism, American Colonial, Romanticism
and Victorian Art
Note: the image sources are accredited at the linked page


Lavoisier and wife

Geo. Washington

Isaac Newton

Napoleon

Paganini

Beethoven

Envious Woman

Kleptomaniac

Charles Dickens

Portraiture 1850 -1889
Impressionism, Japonism, Realism and Post-Impressionism
Note: the image sources are accredited at the linked page


Olympia

Emile Zola

Whistler’s Mother

Berthe Morisot

Gabriel Rossetti

Madame X

Père Tanguy
Self portrait
Beardless

Portraiture 1890 -1909
Impressionism, Post-Impressionism, Picasso-Blue,
Realism and Cubism
Note: the image sources are accredited at the linked page


Man pipe
Javanese Annah
Yvette Guilbert

Self, skeleton

Italian Girl
Woman in Blue

Lady Agnew

Gertrude Stein

Ambroise Voillard

Portraiture 1910 -1929
Die Brücke, Cubism, Fauvism, Expressionism
and Bloomsbury Group,
Note: the image sources are accredited at the linked page


Singer

Pablo Picasso

Sonia de Klamery

Juan Gris

Vanessa Bell

Lipchitzs

Edith Sitwell
Miestschaninoff
Roger Fry

Portraiture 1930 –
Expressionism, Cubism, Surrealism, Romanticism,
Abstract-Expressionism, Photo Realism and Pop Art
Note: the image sources are accredited at the linked page

Married Couple
Weeping Woman

Frida Kahlos
Smrst Maugham
Screaming Pope

Marilyn Monroe

Drowning Girl

Chuck Close
Clarks and Percy

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