Some articles on portrait, portraits:
... Portrait painting thrived in the Netherlands in the 17th century, as there was a large mercantile class who were far more ready to commission portraits than their equivalents in other countries a summary of ... rather bored with painting commissioned portraits of burghers "artists travel along this road without delight", according to van Mander ... While Dutch portrait painting avoids the swagger and excessive rhetoric of the aristocratic Baroque portraiture current in the rest of 17th century Europe, the sombre ...
... During the Baroque and Rococo periods (17th and 18th centuries, respectively), portraits became even more important records of status and position ... van Dyck and Peter Paul Rubens excelled at this type of portraiture, while Jan Vermeer produced portraits mostly of the middle class, at work and play indoors ... Rubens’ portrait of himself and his first wife (1609) in their wedding attire is a virtuoso example of the couple portrait ...
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“It is not merely the likeness which is precious ... but the association and the sense of nearness involved in the thing ... the fact of the very shadow of the person lying there fixed forever! It is the very sanctification of portraits I thinkand it is not at all monstrous in me to say ... that I would rather have such a memorial of one I dearly loved, than the noblest Artists work ever produced.”
—Elizabeth Barrett Browning (18061861)
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—David Elkind (20th century)