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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 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

It is not likely that posterity will fall in love with us, but not impossible that it may respect or sympathize; so a man would rather leave behind him the portrait of his spirit than a portrait of his face.
Robert Louis Stevenson

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

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.
Pablo Picasso
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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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