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  • Around the time of Akhenaton the pharohs were declarded gods so the likeness began to resemble actual people.
  • With the coming of democracy the average person felt like the had a right to be immortalized as well . The sillouette was an inexpensive way to create a portrait for the common man.
  • With the advent of photography creating an likeness became quite easy and accessible.
  • This allowed artists to explore a more expressionistic depiction of their subjects.
  • This allowed artists to explore a more expressionistic depiction of their subjects.
  • This allowed artists to explore a more expressionistic depiction of their subjects.

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  • When we have digital cameras why make a portrait any other way?
  • PortraitsA brief survey
  • "The aim of Art is to present not the outward appearance of things, but their innersignificance; for this, not the external mannerand detail, constitutes true reality. - Aristotle
  • In ancient cultures human form was usedprimarily to portray the supernatural.
  • Venus of Willendorf, 20,000 B.C.E.
  • Isis/Aphrodite – 2nd century Egypt
  • Ancient Egypt
  • Egyptian painting from the time of Akhenaton 1353-35 B.C.E.
  • Heracles and Athena. Tondo of an Attic red-figure kylix, 480–470 BC.From Vulci
  • Belvedere Apollo, Greek 5 B.C.E.
  • As civilization grew and people becamestable specialists arose as did a ruling ormonied class.
  • Fayum Mummy Portraits dating from 1st century B.C.E.
  • Mughal Empire – 1526 – mid 19th century
  • Prince Khurram (Shah Jahan) with his son Dara Shikoh: Leaf from an album made for Emperor ShahJahan, ca. 1620; Mughal, period of Jahangir (1605–27
  • Two gentlemen engrossed in conversation while two others look on, a Chinese painting on a ceramictile from a tomb near Luoyang, Henan province, dated to the Eastern Han Dynasty (25–220 AD)
  • Han Dynasty Painting, 206 BCE – 220 AD
  • “Four Generals of Zhongxing” by Southern Song Dynasty artists Liu Songnian (1174-1224).
  • The official Chinese court portrait painting of the empress and wife ofSong Dynasty emperor Qinzong (1100 – 1161)
  • Qin Shi Huangdi - "First Emperor of Qin Dynasty"
  • Soon after the French and American revolutions (18thcentury) the more common man became interested inportraiture. After all, everyone was created equal.
  • sillouette
  • Robert Cornelius, Self Portrait, 1839
  • Vncent van Gogh, Self Portrait, 1888
  • Vncent van Gogh, Self Portrait, 1889
  • Vncent van Gogh, Self Portrait, 1889
  • Henri Matisse, Madame Matisse (the Green Stripe), 1905
  • Henri Matisse
  • Henri Matisse
  • Pablo Picasso
  • Pablo Picasso
  • Pablo Picasso
  • Pablo Picasso
  • M.C. Esher
  • Giacometti
  • Alice Neel
  • Alice Neel
  • Ana Mendieta
  • Ana Mendieta
  • Hannah Wilke
  • Hannah Wilke
  • Cindy Sherman
  • Cindy Sherman
  • Cindy Sherman
  • Jenny Saville
  • Jenny Saville
  • Jenny Saville
  • Mauruzio Anzeri
  • Mauruzio Anzeri
  • Mauruzio Anzeri
  • Zhang Xiagang
  • Zhang Xiagang
  • Zhang Xiagang
  • Fang Lijun
  • Fang Lijun
  • Fang Lijun
  • Zhang Huan
  • Zhang Huan
  • Zhang Huan