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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

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

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

A journalist is supposed to present an unbiased portrait of an event, a view devoid of intimate emotions. This is impossible, of course. The framing of an image, by its very composition, represents a choice. The photographer chooses what to show and what to exclude.
Alexandra Kerry

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