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.