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Definition of Portrait

Portrait

  1. The likeness of a person, painted, drawn, or engraved; commonly, a representation of the human face painted from real life.
  2. Hence, any graphic or vivid delineation or description of a person; as, a portrait in words.
  3. To portray; to draw.

Portrait Quotations

Every man's work, whether it be literature, or music or pictures or architecture or anything else, is always a portrait of himself.
Samuel Butler

Every portrait that is painted with feeling is a portrait of the artist, not of the sitter.
Oscar Wilde

A man's manners are a mirror in which he shows his portrait.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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.
Irving Penn

It takes a long time for a man to look like his portrait.
James Whistler
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Portrait Translations

portrait in Danish is billede
portrait in Dutch is evenbeeld, beeltenis, portret
portrait in French is portrait
portrait in Portuguese is retrato
portrait in Spanish is retrato

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