/ˈpɔr trɪ tʃər, ˈpoʊr-/
the art or an instance of making
a pictorial representation;
a verbal picture.
the practice or art of making portraits
a. another term for
b. portraits collectively
a verbal description
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The intimacy of those photos stands out from the vast sea of portraiture.
He thinks one big potential market will be three-dimensional portraiture, so people can create busts for immortality.
After working in advertising, he turned his skills to portraiture with an emphasis on natural history subjects.
It is a series of mini-exhibitions, each on portraiture from a different region.
In this consists the chief advantage of biography, as in painting, a portraiture draws its life from the strength of the features.
The portraiture of individuals is as successful as that of the society in which they move.
Preserved by the dry desert environment, such works make up the richest body of portraiture to have survived antiquity.
The idea was to relate self-portraiture to architecture by creating a floor plan of an imaginary building.
Reproductions testify that he had a subtle sense of color and a firm gift for telling portraiture.
In its intense devotion to a single subject, the series is virtually unprecedented in the history of portraiture.
The new frontal gaze opened the door to portraiture that explored character as well as appearance.
He was wrapping objects in various materials at that time, though it was through portraiture that he primarily supported himself.
Although rare, artists working in stucco achieved realistic portraiture that captures age and wisdom.
Art critics recognized the affinity of these drawings to other forms of modern portraiture.