Definition of Portrait. Meaning of Portrait. Synonyms of Portrait

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Definition of Portrait

Portrait
Portrait Por"trait, n. [F., originally p. p. of portraire to portray. See Portray.] 1. The likeness of a person, painted, drawn, or engraved; commonly, a representation of the human face painted from real life. In portraits, the grace, and, we may add, the likeness, consists more in the general air than in the exact similitude of every feature. --Sir J. Reynolds. Note: The meaning of the word is sometimes extended so as to include a photographic likeness. 2. Hence, any graphic or vivid delineation or description of a person; as, a portrait in words. Portrait bust, or Portrait statue, a bust or statue representing the actual features or person of an individual; -- in distinction from an ideal bust or statue.
Portrait
Portrait Por"trait, v. t. To portray; to draw. [Obs.] --Spenser.

Meaning of Portrait from wikipedia

- A portrait is a painting, photograph, sculpture, or other artistic representation of a person, in which the face not always is predominant. In arts portrait...
- The National Portrait Gallery (NPG) is an art gallery in London that houses a collection of portraits of historically important and famous British people...
- Portrait is the debut album of the R&B group Portrait, released in 1992 on Capitol Records. The album reached number 70 on the Billboard 200 and number...
- Portrait Gallery may refer to: National Portrait Gallery (Australia), in Canberra National Portrait Gallery (Sweden), in Mariefred National Portrait Gallery...
- Family Portrait may refer to: Family Portrait (Hals, four persons), a 1635 painting by Frans Hals Family Portrait (Hals, five persons), a 1648 painting...
- Portrait painting is a genre in painting, where the intent is to represent a specific human subject. The term 'portrait painting' can also describe the...
- The Athenaeum Portrait, also known as The Athenaeum, is an unfinished painting by Gilbert Stuart of United States President George Washington. Created...
- The Portrait may refer to: The Portrait (Magritte), a 1935 painting by Ren├ę Magritte "The Portrait" (short story), an 1835 short story by Nikolai Gogol...
- A self-portrait is a portrait of an artist made by themselves. Although self-portraits have been made since the earliest times, the practice of self-portraiture...
- A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man is the first novel of Irish writer James Joyce, published in 1916. A K├╝nstlerroman written in a modernist style...