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/ˈpɔr trɪ tʃər, ˈpoʊr-/
the art or an instance of making
a pictorial representation;
a verbal picture.
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The intimacy of those photos stands out from the vast sea of
He thinks one big potential market will be three-dimensional
, so people can create busts for immortality.
After working in advertising, he turned his skills to
with an emphasis on natural history subjects.
It is a series of mini-exhibitions, each on
from a different region.
In this consists the chief advantage of biography, as in painting, a
draws its life from the strength of the features.
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
to have survived antiquity.
The idea was to relate self-
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
In its intense devotion to a single subject, the series is virtually unprecedented in the history of
British Dictionary definitions for
the practice or art of making portraits
another term for
a verbal description
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... into the novel goes such taste as I have for rational behaviour and social portraiture. The...
(...) exactions of a personal kind that are inseparable from portraiture. I have had enough of it.