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  • Writer's pictureAndre Rios Art

What does the word portrait mean?

Updated: Aug 22, 2022

Portrait comes from the Latin RETRACTUS, "to take, to pull", something like "to take out" an image. Historically, portrait paintings represent the rich and powerful.

Child realistic pastel portrait young boy commission drawing

Is it expensive?

Full-length portraits, 2+ meter high paintings are extremely laborious and expensive, of course.

I opt for a bust portrait, that is, head to shoulders. This technique makes the price much more affordable to common people.


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