Portraits & People Paintings
Are you looking for a nice portrait painting? Or are you intrigued by faces or other body parts? Then you have come to the right place. Our gallery is full of all different kinds of portraits and people. We have portraits of famous people, but that's not all.
We also have great abstract and mysterious portraits that will not stay unnoticed once on your wall. They will trigger interesting conversations with your friends. So take the chance and have a look at our colorful and awesome portrait paintings.
Portrait paintings have been produced ever since artists exist. Just think of the famous "Mona Lisa" by Da Vinci or the "Girl With A Pearl Earring" by Johannes Vermeer. Painters like Giuseppe Arcimboldo, Diego Velazquez or also Rembrandt strived to paint wonderful portraits. For a long time portrait paintings were mostly celebrating the rich and powerful people of society, such as royal families for example.
Over the years, it has become more common for middle class customers to order portraits of themselves or for their relatives. Portrait painting has evolved a lot and nowadays it is possible to find different types of awesome portraits made with different medias. It is no longer the mere representation of a face. As one of our enlightened artists said: "Don't be fooled. A portrait doesn't have to be a face, it can be every part of the body as long as it is all about you".
It's not about the outside..
One thing is certain, if something is difficult for an artist, it's to paint a portrait! The reason is that a portrait has to catch the details and unique expressions of a face. The main goal is not to paint the person literally, but to show the inner nature of the one depicted. What a challenge!
As the wise Aristotle stated "The aim of art is to present not the outward appearance of things, but their inner significance; for this, not the external manner and detail, constitutes true reality". But don't worry, our artists took on the challenge! They created stunning portrait painting! The portrait paintings in our gallery were made using various techniques.
You will find acrylic, oil and watercolor paintings as well as airbrush art. But also works with other exciting materials. Some were created on canvas, some on paper and some even on board. Our portrait paintings will suit perfectly in every type of interior - from classic to modern ones, from bright to dark ones. What is also great with portrait paintings is how versatile they are.
Portrait and People Paintings at accessART
They will look good in your living room as well as in your bedroom or kitchen. All artworks displayed in this category include information on prize, size and shipping details. You can also easily find out more about the background stories of our artists and their art in the artist's profile section. Have fun browsing our gallery and finding your favorite portrait painting right here!