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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

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.
Spike Jonze

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

I leave you my portrait so that you will have my presence all the days and nights that I am away from you.
Frida Kahlo

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.
Peter Ackroyd

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