If a picture says a thousand words, then a portrait says a million. More than just an image, true portraiture captures and conveys a persons character and vulnerability.
ABOVE: Chuck Close, Kara Walker, 2008, pigmented inkjet print, 47 x 34.5 inches
ABOVE: Richard Avedon, Andy Warhol, 1975, gelatin silver print, 9 x 7 inches
ABOVE: Andy Warhol, Diamond Dust Joseph Beuys, 1980, silkscreen inck and diamond dust on synthetic polymer paint on canvas, 40 x 40 inches
ABOVE: Frida Kahlo, Portrait of Diego, 1937, oil on masonite, 20 x 15 inches
ABOVE: Robert Mapplethorpe, Portrait of Louise Bourgeois with Filette, 1968, taken in 1982, printed in 1991, 14 x 14 inches