Examples of portraiture in a Sentence
The museum is exhibiting portraiture from the late 19th century.
Recent Examples of portraiture from the Web
The works of James McNeill Whistler and Walter Sickert, who introduced abstraction to traditional portraiture, are collected by one of the characters and recur as topics of sitting-room discussion.
No, what Morisseau sketches in deft, sure strokes is the kind of small-scale human portraiture that resonates precisely because of its specificity and lack of grandiosity.
His work subverts the tropes of portraiture by positioning people of color, particularly black men, against traditional signifiers of glorification and regality.
Since Trump’s inauguration, Washington Post photographers have set out to explore the country, through portraiture and audio interviews.
There's some attempt to do city portraiture, some nods to the state of police-community relations in a post-Ferguson world and some critique of the challenges faced by returning veterans, all subservient to the show's genre switching.
Mytens’s 1632 portrait exemplifies these qualities and has the handsome, flat quality of formal Jacobean portraiture.
This drastically new portraiture complements the kind of president that Obama was.
Even Abraham Lincoln poked fun at his own looks, despite his savvy use of portraiture as political message.
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First Known Use of portraiture
PORTRAITURE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of portraiture for English Language Learners
: the art of making portraits
: portraits of people painted or drawn by artists
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