Definition of Portraiture

1. Noun. A word picture of a person's appearance and character.




2. Noun. The activity of making portraits.
Generic synonyms: Delineation, Depiction, Portrayal
Derivative terms: Portray, Portray

Definition of Portraiture

1. n. A portrait; a likeness; a painted resemblance; hence, that which is copied from some example or model.

2. v. t. To represent by a portrait, or as by a portrait; to portray.

Definition of Portraiture

1. Noun. the art of painting or photographing portraits ¹

2. Noun. a portrait (or portraits considered as a group) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Portraiture

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Portraiture

portolan
portolans
portous
portouses
portrait
portrait camera
portrait lens
portrait painter
portraited
portraiting
portraitist
portraitists
portraitlike
portraits
portraiture (current term)
portraitures
portray
portrayable
portrayal
portrayals
portrayed
portrayer
portrayers
portraying
portrays
portreeve
portreeves
portress
portresses

Literary usage of Portraiture

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The New International Encyclopædia by Daniel Colt Gilman, Harry Thurston Peck, Frank Moore Colby (1903)
"portraiture, In the fine arts the representation, by means of painting, sculpture, ... portraiture is of very ancient origin. Sepulchral statues of the ..."

2. A Handbook of Greek Sculpture by Ernest Arthur Gardner (1897)
"portraiture.—The study of Roman portraiture is interesting, both for its own sake and for the light which it throws upon history by its vivid portrayal of ..."

3. American Journal of Archaeology by Archaeological Institute of America (1886)
"THE portraiture OF ALEXANDER THE GREAT: A TERRACOTTA HEAD IX MUNICH. The portraiture of Alexander III of Macedon has long been one of the vexed questions of ..."

4. A History of Ancient Sculpture by Lucy Myers Wright Mitchell (1883)
"Roman portraiture. — Heroic Portraits. — Portraits of Ladies and Others. ... portraiture, both ideal and iconic, had always appealed most strongly to the ..."

5. Pictorial Composition in Photography by Arthur Hammond (1920)
"CHAPTER VII Tones in portraiture — Roundness and Solidity Brought out by Lighting —Ordinary Lighting—Outdoor Portraits — Home portraiture — Unusual ..."

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