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The portrait of my parents is a complicated one, but lovingly drawn.
The countenance is the portrait of the soul, and the eyes mark its intentions.
Marcus Tullius Cicero
A man's manners are a mirror in which he shows his portrait.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Your library is your portrait.
Sensitive people faced with the prospect of a camera portrait put on a face they think is the one they would like to show to the world... Every so often what lies behind the facade is rare and more wonderful than the subject knows or dares to believe.
For years, I've had a hankering for the portrait of Benjamin Franklin by Joseph Duplessis. Franklin is credited with so many inventions: the postal system, lightning rods, the constitution. He was a rock star before there was such a thing.
Jon Bon Jovi
I leave you my portrait so that you will have my presence all the days and nights that I am away from you.
Every portrait that is painted with feeling is a portrait of the artist, not of the sitter.
My job as a portrait photographer is to seduce, amuse and entertain.
When you start with a portrait and search for a pure form, a clear volume, through successive eliminations, you arrive inevitably at the egg. Likewise, starting with the egg and following the same process in reverse, one finishes with the portrait.
Every time I paint a portrait I lose a friend.
John Singer Sargent
I would hardly call myself an artist in that sense; I doodle, I draw, I'm not a trained artist, I couldn't sit down and do an accurate portrait of anyone.
A photographic portrait is a picture of someone who knows he is being photographed, and what he does with this knowledge is as much a part of the photograph as what he's wearing or how he looks.
In a portrait, you have room to have a point of view. The image may not be literally what's going on, but it's representative.
It may seem unfashionable to say so, but historians should seize the imagination as well as the intellect. History is, in a sense, a story, a narrative of adventure and of vision, of character and of incident. It is also a portrait of the great general drama of the human spirit.
I do not paint a portrait to look like the subject, rather does the person grow to look like his portrait.
I used to try to draw my girlfriends. I think one of the most romantic things that anybody can do is draw a portrait of the person you love.
I became a fashion designer by accident. I loved to make portrait drawings when I was a teenager, and from that came the interest in what people were wearing and why they were wearing it.
For me, an aerial picture is no different than a close-up portrait. It's a question of framing and angle. Helicopters are great for that. But I've also used planes. Of course, I always have a harness.
Every man's work, whether it be literature, or music or pictures or architecture or anything else, is always a portrait of himself.
I've always had a healthy disregard for authority - it allows me to do my job as a portrait photographer and not as someone who is playing the power game.
I like the idea of the documentary as a portrait. There's not a chronological beginning, middle, and end structure. You build something in the editing room that's shaped by getting to know the person and digging deeper, unpeeling the layers of them as you get to know them.
The portrait I do best is of the person I know best.
But short films are not inferior, just different. I think the short gives a freedom to film-makers. What's appealing is that you don't have as much responsibility for storytelling and plot. They can be more like a portrait, or a poem.
In a portrait, you have room to have a point of view and to be conceptual with a picture. The image may not be literally what's going on, but it's representative.
John F. Kennedy
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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