Portraiture: Private vs. Personal
Photography was quickly adopted after inventions to represent different events.
19 century, portraiture was the greatest usage of photographs.
How did photography contribute to the “cult” of celebrity?
Precursors to Photographic Portraits th
Portraiture long before the photograph up until about 17 century was to some degree
largely the domain of the aristocracy, church and other social inetes. Cost and social
connections of portraiture made them prohibited for most but the very wealthy and
EX. Piero Della Francesca, Battista Sforza and Federico da Montefeltro. C.1474 oil on
By the 18 century you see an extensive popularity in miniatures.
Often made by traveling portrait painters (word for dis?)
The Face as a Reflection of Character:
Charles le Brun (16191690)
Official court painter of Louis the 14 , director of the French academy of painting and