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  A Stroke of Genius Portrait Artists - Corporate, Government, Official, Family & Children's Portraits
THOMAS NASH painted the official portrait of Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich for the U.S. Capitol and also the official portrait of the Governor and Senator from Georgia, Zell Miller, for the Georgia Capitol.
JOY THOMAS was selected to paint the official portrait of the Commandant of the Coast Guard, Admiral Thomas H. Collins.
PORTRAIT SOCIETY OF ATLANTA is the oldest all volunteer portrait groups in America.
www.portraitartist.com   (1259 words)

  ArtLex on Self-Portraits
Portrait of the Painter, 1859, oil on wood panel, 16 1/16 x 11 1/2 inches (40.8 x 29.2 cm), Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY.
Mary Cassatt (American, 1844-1926, active in France), Portrait of the Artist, 1878, gouache on wove paper laid down to buff-colored wood pulp paper, 23 5/8 x 16 3/16 inches (60.1 x 41.2 cm), Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY.
Portrait of the Artist, about 1912-1914, oil on canvas, 45 3/4 x 35 inches, Minneapolis Institute of Arts.
www.artlex.com /ArtLex/s/self-portrait.html   (0 words)

  Portrait Photography   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Some of my better portraits were taken on a trip to Alaska and back because I had 3.5 months in which to be alone and learn to appreciate the value of a stranger's company and conversation.
I have observed through the years that the formula for a good portrait requires that the "permission" of the subject be in equal or greater measure to the "presumption" of the photographer.
A good portrait, of course, will exhibit good light and composition, but if it is to capture the imagination of anyone not related to the subject, it will exhibit passion and respect.
www.photo.net /portraits/intro   (11515 words)

  Portrait - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
It has been suggested that Portrait painting be merged into this article or section.
Some of the earliest portraits of people who were not kings or emperors, are the funeral portraits that survived in the dry climate of Egypt's Fayum district.
In politics, portraits of the leader are often used as a symbol of the state.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Portrait   (685 words)

 portrait - Hutchinson encyclopedia article about portrait   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Portrait of King Henry VIII of England, by German painter and engraver Hans Holbein.
Portraits appear in many ancient cultures, but first flourished in the West in ancient Rome when statues, coins, and medallions of the rich and the powerful were produced.
The portrait complete in itself, commissioned as a celebration of status and for the purposes of remembrance, was produced both in Italy and the Netherlands from the 15th century, and became particularly popular in 18th-century England.
encyclopedia.farlex.com /portrait   (1292 words)

 The Selective Narrative: A Figurative Tour of the National Portrait Gallery
To tour the National Portrait Gallery is to tour its version of American history, a drama with glory counterbalanced by despair as seen in the faces of its heroes and the lingering images of those excluded, left outside history's gate.
The National Portrait Gallery's narrative of American history is a balance between the voices of the powerful and previously powerless, and that narrative is influenced greatly by the practical constraits which any museum must consider.
Pocahontas’ portrait tells the literal story of European dominance over Native American life in the "new world." There is a certain irony in the fact that across from the "Colonial America" gallery is another gallery dedicated to "Native Americans" in which the artistic filtration process seems politically motivated in a different manner.
xroads.virginia.edu /~MA98/barans/npg/select.htm   (4202 words)

 A New Shakespeare Portrait
This is the new Sanders portrait claimed to be of William Shakespeare.
The sitter in both portraits is happy and seems to be whistling in the Chess Portrait by Karl van Mander.
I am reminded in my own collection of portrait art that several paintings and many sketches were executed "from memory." I have actually seen artists draw faces and figures they have simply studied, for a few moments on the street or in a public place, later in their studio.
www2.localaccess.com /marlowe/portrait.htm   (1029 words)

 WebMuseum: Leonardo da Vinci: La Joconde   (Site not responding. Last check: )
This figure of a woman, dressed in the Florentine fashion of her day and seated in a visionary, mountainous landscape, is a remarkable instance of Leonardo's sfumato technique of soft, heavily shaded modeling.
Leonardo himself loved the portrait, so much so that he always carried it with him until eventually in France it was sold to Fran├žois I, either by Leonardo or by Melzi.
From the beginning it was greatly admired and much copied, and it came to be considered the prototype of the Renaissance portrait.
www.ibiblio.org /wm/paint/auth/vinci/joconde   (398 words)

 Portrait photography   (Site not responding. Last check: )
A photographic portrait is understood to be a good quality image that not only captures a person’s physical likeness on film, but also something of the person’s character, generally in a manner that is attractive and pleasing to the subject.
A good portrait will contain at least one element that reveals the subject’s personality, attitude, unique mannerisms or any of the other features or traits that form the individual nature of the person.
The portrait photographer must become proficient at studying people whom he or she doesn’t know in order to capture their essence.
photographytips.com /page.cfm/368   (1089 words)

 National Gallery of Art - Gilbert Stuart: Philadelphia
Painting his portrait was a shrewd business move, for depictions of Washington were in demand on both sides of the Atlantic.
That first portrait was so successful that Martha Washington commissioned Stuart to paint a pair of portraits of her and her husband for their Virginia home, Mount Vernon.
The portrait is known as the Lansdowne because it was commissioned as a gift for the Marquis of Lansdowne.
www.nga.gov /exhibitions/2005/stuart/philadelphia.shtm   (438 words)

 Technorati Tag: Portrait   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Sears Portrait Studio Cherish the memories with portraits and get a free 10x13 or free 8x10.
Painted Portrait by Professional Artist Have your family and pets painted with love in oils on canvas.
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 MOBA : The Portraiture Collection : 1   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Lawlor and her siblings have strong memories over the years, of the strange portrait hung in Eileen's living room.
Lawlor was obviously moved upon seeing the stunning portrait of her grandmother again and is thrilled that MOBA rescued the painting from certain destruction.
Lawlor has signed up as a charter Friend Of MOBA and will be attending MOBA's Gallery In The Woods on Aug 26, where her grandmother will be proudly hung from the pine trees of Cape Cod.
www.museumofbadart.org /collection/portraiture-1.html   (633 words)

 Portrait photography
A photographic portrait is understood to be a good quality image that not only captures a person’s physical likeness on film, but also something of the person’s character, generally in a manner that is attractive and pleasing to the subject.
A good portrait will contain at least one element that reveals the subject’s personality, attitude, unique mannerisms or any of the other features or traits that form the individual nature of the person.
Sometimes a candid portrait is as revealing of character as one that is carefully posed.
www.photographytips.com /page.cfm/368   (0 words)

 BBC NEWS | Entertainment | Arts | Virginia Woolf portrait uncovered
A long-lost portrait of Virginia Woolf, who hated sitting for paintings, has gone on display after its whereabouts was revealed by its owner.
The portrait was last seen in 1934, was painted by the writer's sister, the celebrated artist Vanessa Bell.
Bell's portrait was exhibited at the Lefervre Gallery in London in 1934 before being sold to a private collector and was not seen for 70 years.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/entertainment/arts/3600783.stm   (267 words)

 The American Society of Portrait Artists
The Mission of the American Society of Portrait Artists (ASOPA) is to instruct, motivate and share knowledge with all who desire to learn the art of portraiture.
ASOPA encourages portrait artists to aspire to the great tradition of portraiture as exemplified by painters, such as Velazquez, Sargent, Cassatt and Beaux; and by sculptors such as Houdon, St. Gaudens and Huntington.
ASOPA is dedicated to the advancement of portrait artists through educational resources, such as scholarships, workshops, seminars and periodicals.
www.asopa.com /mission.htm   (190 words)

 People/Pets Portrait Page
Anyone interested in arranging to have a portrait drawn can look at the examples to see what the finished product might look like.
If you are interested in contacting me to set up a portrait drawing you can reach me by e-mail at jazzagain@yahoo.com You do not need to meet with me personally, we can arrange everything by mail.
My personal guarantee: After I complete the drawing, I will e-mail you a smaller image of the portrait, if you are not pleased with the likeness, you will not be obligated to forward payment.
portrait6.tripod.com /Portraits   (274 words)

 Gov. Jesse Ventura Portrait Unveiling
The portrait was unveiled to the public in the Minnesota State Capitol Rotunda on Nov. 13.
The framed portrait will be hung in a Capitol corridor, taking its place with those of 37 previous governors.
Cepello calls the opportunity to paint the portrait “a career artist’s dream.” He says he strove to incorporate into the portrait aspects of his friend’s life that he has observed over the years of their friendship for future generations to discover.
www.mnhs.org /events/press/portrait   (539 words)

 Margaret Atwood
Initial sketches for the portrait commenced in the Autumn of 1998.
The portrait was also exhibited at the Second Annual Exhibition of the Canadian Portrait Academy and was the recipient of the "People's Choice Award" and "Honourable Mention" award.
After a short period of deliberation the executive director of the Canadian Portrait Academy inquired as to the name of the butterfly in the lower right hand corner.
www.angelfire.com /stars/atwood   (636 words)

 JAMES JOYCE'S PORTRAIT OF THE ARTIST   (Site not responding. Last check: )
This page is an attempt to help new readers and old fans of James Joyce's book A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by providing on-line some information about the book and its writing.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man and is copyright 1993 by Bedford Books of St. Martin's Press.
For a set of notes on Portrait explaining phrases in foreign languages or in local dialect such as "non serviam" or "greaves in his number"--basically, the footnotes to my edition of the novel--click on NOTES.
web.nwe.ufl.edu /~kershner/port.html   (183 words)

 Portraits of Emperors
Portrait of Genghis Khan in his sixties, following his conquests.
The portrait shows the young emperor Kangxi, sitting at his writing table and holding a thick writing brush.
On the marble top of the table there are paper, ink, brush and inkstone, the "Four Treasures of the Study"; they are the tools of the painter and calligrapher.
www.chinapage.com /emperor.html   (250 words)

 Portrait Professional - Enhance your photos using the best airbrushing and photo editing software
Portrait Professional is new intelligent portrait airbrushing software that has been 'trained' in human beauty.
Portrait Professional has been shown hundreds of photographs of beautiful human faces, and using sophisticated statistical techniques, it has learnt how to subtly airbrush and touch-up photographs to make them more beautiful.
Portrait Professional touches up and enhances people in the same way that good lighting and perfect makeup is used to make someone look more attractive.
www.portraitprofessional.com   (424 words)

 Your Portrait Painting - Portrait Artists - Oil Painting From Photo
The artists treat each Portrait Kingdom painting with the utmost care, just as they would treat their own original oil paintings that they pour their love into.
Your portrait painting will not be shipped until we have your approval.
If you've visited one of many portrait studios and used a portrait photographer to take the perfect photo, use our portrait artists to turn it into life with a portraitkingdom.com oil painting portrait.
www.portraitkingdom.com   (578 words)

 Portrait and Event Photographers Information | Business.com
Portrait photographer shooting weddings, children, students, families and businesses.
Provider of wedding, portrait and commercial photography, both digital and film.
Commercial portrait photographer specializing in dog and cat photography.
rd.business.com /index.asp?epm=s.1&bdcq=Portrait&bdcr=1&bdcu=http://www.business.com/directory/media_and_entertainment/photography/photographers/portrait_and_event/index.asp?partner=2662601&bdcp=&partner=2662601&bdcs=nwuuid-2662601-A69898EA-1383-9F27-9908-2CB9C277C168-ym   (403 words)

 Paint a Portrait of Your Family   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Artists often paint portraits of their wives or husbands, children, and parents.
In this project, you will think about what "family" means to you, view family portraits by other artists, and then paint a portrait of your own family.
There are many artists who have made portraits of families,including Romare Bearden, John S. Copley, Faith Ringgold, Vincent van Gogh, and Grant Wood.
www.arts.ufl.edu /art/rt_room/sparkers/family/family.html   (517 words)

 Microsoft Portrait
Microsoft Portrait is a research prototype for mobile video communication.
Microsoft Portrait delivers portrait-like video if users are in low bandwidths and displays full-color video if users are in broadband.
In low bandwidths, portrait video possesses clearer shape, smoother motion, shorter latency and much cheaper computational cost than do conventional video technologies.
research.microsoft.com /mcom/portrait   (442 words)

 Canadian Portrait and Event Photographers Information | Business.com
Portrait and event photographers and photography studios located in Canada.
Supplier of wedding, portrait and commercial photography, digital imaging, photo restoration and desktop publishing services.
Commercial wedding, portrait and fine art photographer specializing in pastel or watercolor painted enlargements.
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 Flickr: Photos tagged with portrait
The museum quality portrait and reproduction oil painting for you.
You can assign up to 75 tags to each photo.
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www.flickr.com /photos/tags/portrait   (159 words)

 Portrait Detectives Homepage   (Site not responding. Last check: )
A portrait isn't just a pretty picture of a famous or wealthy person.
You can take a 'guided tour' where we explain the portrait to you, or you can visit the 'explore' section where you do the detective work and find the clues yourself.
Either way there is lots to do both on-line and away from your computer.
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