Portrait Format Paintings

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Flowers Spring Gradiant 01Flowers Spring Gradiant 01
Flowers Spring Gradiant 02Flowers Spring Gradiant 02
Rough 30Rough 30
PEZ
Rough 30 Sale price€1.500,00
Rough 5Rough 5
PEZ
Rough 5 Sale price€1.500,00
From SAMO to BasquiatFrom SAMO to Basquiat
PEZ
From SAMO to Basquiat Sale price€15.000,00
UntitledUntitled
Thomas Langley
Untitled Sale price€3.900,00
Nest 002Nest 002
Thomas Langley
Nest 002 Sale price€2.400,00
HomaHoma
Sepand Danesh
Homa Sale price€12.000,00
L'ArlequinL'Arlequin
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
They Always Look (Spell for Strength) by Alison Blickle
Last Dance
Mark Posey
Last Dance Sale price€9.200,00
Looking Away (Spell for Return to Self) by Alison Blickle
Jack by Matt Haywood
Matt Haywood
Jack Sale price€5.500,00
EOTW_02 by Heath West
Heath West
EOTW_02 Sale price€3.000,00
Blue Sill by Matt Haywood
Matt Haywood
Blue Sill Sale price€3.200,00
EOTW_05 by Heath West
Heath West
EOTW_05 Sale price€3.000,00
EOTW_04 by Heath West
Heath West
EOTW_04 Sale price€3.000,00
Victory
Iryna Maksymova
Victory Sale price€4.400,00
Vase full of horses
Yet another complicated relationship by Nina Baxter
Warden
Iryna Maksymova
Warden Sale price€4.800,00
Think of me, dreaming of you by Nina Baxter
Orange hanging fruit on a cloudy day by Anthony Padilla
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
Good Morning by Anthony Padilla
Anthony Padilla
Good Morning Sale price€10.900,00
Hold me baby (I'm Blue) by Nina Baxter
Independent 2
Iryna Maksymova
Independent 2 Sale price€3.000,00
Kinda Blue by Anthony Padilla
Anthony Padilla
Kinda Blue Sale price€10.900,00
Glider by Anthony Padilla
Anthony Padilla
Glider Sale price€10.900,00
Mirror
Imon Boy
Mirror Sale price€2.500,00
Patinador
Imon Boy
Patinador Sale price€1.500,00
King by David Von Bahr
David Von Bahr
King Sale price€5.000,00
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
Hopare
Untitled #2 Sale price€0,00
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Untitled #1Untitled #1
Hopare
Untitled #1 Sale price€0,00
With friends like these by Chris Rwk
Theoreme by Speedy Graphito
SPEEDY GRAPHITO
Theoreme Sale price€7.500,00
Secret lovers by Speedy Graphito
SPEEDY GRAPHITO
Secret lovers Sale price€12.000,00
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So far so west by Pez
PEZ
So far so west Sale price€0,00
Rythm by Speedy Graphito
SPEEDY GRAPHITO
Rythm Sale price€12.000,00
Matière by Ador
ADOR
Matière Sale price€2.500,00

Discover Portrait Format Paintings to buy

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.