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10183 Discovered works of art
Portraiture has always been considered a special art to capture the lifestyle and social atmosphere of its time. Over the centuries and all styles of painting, wonderful works of art have been produced in images of famous and equally unknown characters, who convey a quiet understanding of the lifestyle and lifestyle of their time.

This art form has been known since antiquity and after periods of fairly rigid depictions mostly only great rulers until the 14th century, the portrait painting blossomed in the times of the High Renaissance and the static-rigid presentation now gave way to a natural-realistic and relaxed interpretation. Since then, this art form has been dominated by the oil technique, which enabled the artists of the different epochs to create a particularly lifelike character image and a comprehensive depiction of the essence of the person portrayed.
Portrait painting also fulfilled an increasingly important social function since the early 16th century. Ruler and memorial portraits were in great demand and were often copied by unknown artists. Portrait painting also played an important role in the wedding market of royal and noble houses, and portrait painters were often sent out to make portraits of potential marriage candidates.

Even the invention of photography in the mid-nineteenth century could not diminish the importance and popularity of portraiture for a long time, and impressionism, which increasingly removed art from a realistic depiction, left the portrait enough room for new forms of representation. It was only the increasing professionalization and commercialization of photography at the end of the 19th century and the development of art that continued to lead to abstraction that made the portrait in painting meaningless at the end of the 19th century.

Here you will find the highest quality art prints of the most famous and beautiful portraits of all periods of painting and photography.

 
1908 | Oil on canvas

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1908 | Oil on canvas

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1877 | Oil on canvas

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1877 | Oil on canvas

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Selbstmörder
1877 | Oil on canvas

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Selbstmörder
1877 | Oil on canvas

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Zwei Mädchen in weißem und blaue...
1906 | Oil on canvas

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Zwei Mädchen in weißem und blaue...
1906 | Oil on canvas

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Portrait of Andrea Cappello
Undated | Oil on canvas

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Portrait of Andrea Cappello
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Allegorie des Geizes
1507 | oil on wood

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Allegorie des Geizes
1507 | oil on wood

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Seated Girl (Fränzi Fehrmann), 1...
1910 | Oil on canvas

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Seated Girl (Fränzi Fehrmann), 1...
1910 | Oil on canvas

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Undated | Oil on canvas

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