What is Portraiture?

Capturing the essence of an individual that demands the viewer's attention to the subject and nothing else.  

Seem simple enough. Both the artist and photographer attempt to project a three dimensional object on a two dimensional surface. The artist paints with different shades of color to add dimension. The photographer paints with light.

Both painter and photographer avoid busy distracting colors or light in the background. A classical portraiture can be matted and framed to suit the owner's taste and décor. Classical portraiture can be matted and framed to suit the owner's taste and décor. Classical portraiture avoids trends and fads in clothing, hair, make-up and fads in clothing, hair, make-up and props. This does not imply plain.

The viewer now and for years from now will view a classical portraiture from the soul and the mind's eye. For beauty as has been written is in the eye of the beholder

 


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