Definitions of Portraits

  1.   Graphic representations especially of the face of real persons usually posed living or dead From Thesaurus for Graphic Materials II p540 1995

Quotes of Portraits

  1. Franz Kline who became known for his black and white paintings did a whole series of gorgeous landscapes and wonderful portraits that may still hang in Greenwich Village – David Amram
  2. I paint German artists whom I admire I paint their pictures their work as painters and their portraits too But oddly enough each of these portraits ends up as a picture of a woman with blonde hair I myself have never been able to work out why this happens – Georg Baselitz
  3. I wanted to translate from one flat surface to another In fact my learning disabilities controlled a lot of things I don't recognize faces so I'm sure it's what drove me to portraits in the first place – Chuck Close
  4. Oh you ask me what is the greatest torture of a person who does portraits for a living I could fill several volumes with nice nasty stories I don't know – Imogen Cunningham
  5. When you do portraits professionally it's not a desire it's for money – Imogen Cunningham
  6. I do house things I paint I do portraits I also paint my house – Willa Ford
  7. I have always loved reading so was interested in the literary world and took many literary portraits – Fay Godwin
  8. I'm very envious of the few artists who are any good and still do portraits – Howard Hodgkin
  9. If I was in love with someone I would get their picture out of the school yearbook and do portraits If I was curious about sex I would draw pictures of it There were no books for me to look at Then I would go find my father's matches to burn the paper – Lynn Johnston
  10. I never can pass by the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York without thinking of it not as a gallery of living portraits but as a cemetery of tax -deductible wealth – Lewis H. Lapham
  11. A person himself believes that all the other portraits are good likenesses except the one of himself – Edvard Munch
  12. I was going to have cosmetic surgery until I noticed that the doctor's office was full of portraits by Picasso – Rita Rudner
  13. I have always noticed that in portraits of really great writers the mouth is always firmly closed – Gertrude Stein
  14. You that would judge me do not judge alone this book or that come to this hallowed place where my friends' portraits hang and look thereon Ireland's history in their lineaments trace think where man's glory most begins and ends and say my glory was I had such friends – William Butler Yeats

Usage examples for Portraits

  1. Many of the portraits were painted by her daughter Louisa ” – Story of My Life, volumes 1-3 by Augustus J. C. Hare
  2. “ Names addresses and portraits duly printed – H. R. by Edwin Lefevre
  3. He died when I was very young so that I never saw him but I have visited his tomb and his residence at Mount Vernon and have also seen portraits of him that were pronounced to be life like by those who were intimately acquainted with him – A Grandmother's Recollections by Ella Rodman
  4. Several other early portraits of Chaucer exist all of which are stated to bear much resemblance to one another – Chaucer by Adolphus William Ward
  5. The two portraits are of the same person and finished to the finger tips ” – The Man Shakespeare by Frank Harris
  6. And this is what he saw Harry Feversham holding in the centre of the hall a lighted candle high above his head and looking up toward the portraits of the Fevershams as they mounted the walls and were lost in the darkness of the roof – The Four Feathers by A. E. W. Mason
  7. If some portraits are missing that is not my fault but because they are not to be found anywhere – The Lives of the Painters, Sculptors & Architects, Volume 1 (of 8) by Giorgio Vasari
  8. And now first to me whose weakness it is to love life more than manners and men more than their portraits the man begins to grow interesting – The Marquis of Lossie by George MacDonald
  9. Before the Thayers went away she had taken all their portraits and with so much acceptance that they introduced her to other friends and Dolly's custom grew to be considerable – The End of a Coil by Susan Warner
  10. He reminded her of the Challoner portraits in the dark oak gallery at Sandymere but she thought him lighter more brilliant and in a sense more human than those stern soldiers – Blake's Burden by Harold Bindloss
  11. One Sunday afternoon some years ago Dr Ray fell asleep in his chair while reading old Fuller's portraits of the Good Merchant the Good Judge the Good Soldier etc ” – Chapters in the History of the Insane in the British Isles by Daniel Hack Tuke
  12. The feature of his face if such it can be called where all portraits failed was the hair – Eugene Field, A Study In Heredity And Contradictions by Slason Thompson
  13. If the gallery of portraits of the congregation of St John's were to be painted this lady's at the age of thirty would not be the least interesting – The Inside of the Cup, Complete by Winston Churchill Last Updated: March 5, 2009
  14. There are some portraits from Altringham ” – The Glimpses of the Moon by Edith Wharton
  15. His back is turned nevertheless there is a certain something which shows the man as he was better even than those portraits in which his features are clearly reproduced ” – Memories of a Musical Life by William Mason
  16. In the first place there are the portraits – The Simpkins Plot by George A. Birmingham
  17. “ I mean I didn't know you had any who had their portraits painted – The Opinions of a Philosopher by Robert Grant
  18. Her hands lay in her lap her face was toward the sea and her attitude and features were all full of that glow of existence that peasant portraits possess – Mae Madden by Mary Murdoch Mason
  19. But although I obtained a great variety of portraits of unknown persons I got none whom I could recognize – The Best Psychic Stories by Various