Portrait Format Paintings

Explore a diverse collection of portrait format paintings available for purchase. Contact our advisors to guide you to find the right piece for your home


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Flowers Spring Gradiant 01Flowers Spring Gradiant 01
Flowers Spring Gradiant 02Flowers Spring Gradiant 02
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Rough 5Rough 5
Rough 5 Sale price€1.500,00
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love me love me not by Chris Rwk
love me love me not Sale price€880,00
Green Pine Cone FlowerGreen Pine Cone Flower
Twinned CloverTwinned Clover
Georgia Beaumont
Twinned Clover Sale price€240,00
Sophie-Yen Bretez
Daybreak Sale price€7.000,00
Portrait 4Portrait 4
Ethel Coppieters
Portrait 4 Sale price€950,00
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Island FlowerIsland Flower
Georgia Beaumont
Island Flower Sale price€490,00
Portrait 1Portrait 1
Ethel Coppieters
Portrait 1 Sale price€950,00
Those who runThose who run
Ethel Coppieters
Those who run Sale price€6.500,00
Crashing waveCrashing wave
Crashing wave Sale price€400,00
Double rainbowDouble rainbow
Double rainbow Sale price€400,00
Missing Sale price€10.000,00
Rough 30Rough 30
Rough 30 Sale price€1.500,00
Thomas Langley
Untitled Sale price€3.900,00
Nest 002Nest 002
Thomas Langley
Nest 002 Sale price€2.400,00
Sepand Danesh
Homa Sale price€12.000,00
Sepand Danesh
L'Arlequin Sale price€10.300,00
Nest 001Nest 001
Thomas Langley
Nest 001 Sale price€2.400,00
Born Again
Mark Posey
Born Again Sale price€9.200,00
Darling I love you
Mark Posey
Darling I love you Sale price€9.200,00
Unbroken Chain by Michael Polakowski
Michael Polakowski
Unbroken Chain Sale price€2.000,00
Last Dance
Mark Posey
Last Dance Sale price€9.200,00
Jack by Matt Haywood
Matt Haywood
Jack Sale price€5.500,00
Blue Sill by Matt Haywood
Matt Haywood
Blue Sill Sale price€3.200,00
Iryna Maksymova
Victory Sale price€4.400,00
Vase full of horses
Yet another complicated relationship by Nina Baxter
Iryna Maksymova
Warden Sale price€4.800,00
Think of me, dreaming of you by Nina Baxter
Lets' float by Nina Baxter
Nina Baxter
Lets' float Sale price€3.000,00
Only if we're lucky by Nina Baxter
Nina Baxter
Only if we're lucky Sale price€3.000,00
Nearly finished, never satisfied by Nina Baxter
Hold me baby (I'm Blue) by Nina Baxter
Independent 2
Iryna Maksymova
Independent 2 Sale price€3.000,00
Imon Boy
Mirror Sale price€2.500,00
Imon Boy
Patinador Sale price€1.500,00
Lobster #51 by Ugo Li
Ugo Li
Lobster #51 Sale price€2.600,00
Lobster #52 by Ugo Li
Ugo Li
Lobster #52 Sale price€2.600,00
February Issue Flower 2023 by Ugo Li
Ugo Li
February Issue Flower 2023 Sale price€2.600,00
Column by Ugo Li
Ugo Li
Column Sale price€7.200,00
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Untitled #2Untitled #2
Untitled #2 Sale price€0,00
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Untitled #1Untitled #1
Untitled #1 Sale price€0,00
With friends like these by Chris Rwk
Theoreme by Speedy Graphito
Theoreme Sale price€7.500,00
Secret lovers by Speedy Graphito
Secret lovers Sale price€12.000,00
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So far so west by Pez
So far so west Sale price€0,00
Rythm by Speedy Graphito
Rythm Sale price€12.000,00
Matière by Ador
Matière Sale price€2.500,00

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The Allure of Portrait Layout

While landscape orientation has historically dominated Western art, portrait format provides a compelling counterpoint. The upright, vertical canvas inherently draws the viewer's eye upwards, focusing attention squarely on the central subject. This focused emphasis lends portraits a sense of stateliness and grandeur, allowing artists to craft iconic singular images.

Throughout art history, portrait layout has been utilized for official portraits of royalty, aristocracy, and religious figures to convey their status and authority. The imposing figures seem to gaze down at the viewer from their lofty position. Portrait format also enables artists to spotlight cultural icons. Andy Warhol's colorful pop art prints of Marilyn Monroe and Elvis Presley encapsulated these larger-than-life celebrities as the main focus against a sparse background.

Beyond conveying stature, portrait orientation offers additional artistic benefits. The constrained vertical space pushes creative composition, eliminating extraneous details to spotlight the core subject. Portraits can capture a profound psychological intimacy, with every facial detail and emotional nuance exposed. The tight crop also creates an appealing sense of confrontation between viewer and subject. In portrait photography, the layout conveys the feeling of coming face-to-face with the person.

Contemporary artists continue to harness the magnetic visual pull and symbolic potential of the upright canvas. Portrait format still possesses an aura of importance, allowing artists to glorify or subvert their chosen subject. The orientation also provides intimacy, confrontation, and innovative composition opportunities to captivate the modern eye.

Start Your Portrait Art Collection

We invite you to discover the full breadth of our portrait format offerings and find pieces that speak to you. For guidance collecting or decorating with portrait paintings, contact our team of art advisors to help match you with the perfect work for your space and tastes. Or explore our collections of portraits, figurative art, and emerging artists to find captivating portrait format pieces.