Portrait art, has always been the intent to depict the visual appearance of the subject. Besides human beings- animals, pets and even inanimate objects can be chosen as the subject for a portrait. In addition to portrait art, portraits can also be made in other media such as, etching, lithography, photography, even video and digital media.
The term ‘portrait art’ can also describe the actual portrait itself. Portraitists create their work by commission, for public and private persons, or are inspired by admiration or affection for the subject. Portraits are often an important state and family records, as well as remembrances.
Historically, portrait art has primarily memorialized the rich and powerful. Over time, however, it has become more common for anyone to commission portraits of their families and colleagues. Today, the medium of portrait art has taken an entirely new twist with digital and graphic artists in depicting or paying homage to celebrities and other famous individuals within various artistic modes. Below we wanted to give you a glimpse into several artists works and the varied concepts by which they have chosen to depict their ‘ portrait’ subjects.
1. Written Portraits
2. Family tree, an experiment of visual DNA
3. Steve Jobs Portrait
4. Self Landscapes of Levi Van Veluw
6. Portrait in Ink and Tea
7. Plastic Bottle Caps Portrait
8. Pencil Portrait
9. Pen Portrait
10. Paper Portrait
11. Old Cassettes Portrait
12. Muhammad Ali Portrait Created Using 1300 Punching Bags
13. Harley-Davidson Ad
14. Double Exposure
15. Portrait Made of 4,242 Rubik’s Cubes
16. Albert Mosaic Collection