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4,889 Original Paintings For Sale:

Buying artworks on the theme of "Portrait"

Whether female or male, the portrait is a kind of painting that inspired painters from antiquity to the present day. Indeed, long before the appearance of the camera, the portrait was the only option to obtain the physical representation of a person. Portrait painting has therefore always been an exercise of choice to test the artist's talent.  the portrait painter is a master in drawing with precision the delicacy of the facial features, represents the emotions through a palette of faithfully transcribed expressions, and respects the proportions of the model. Among the famous portraits in painting, let us note for example of course the famous "Mona Lisa" by Leonardo da Vinci, "The desperate" by Gustave Courbet or "The self-portrait with a felt hat" by Vincent van Gogh.

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Explore all styles and all painting techniques: contemporary paintings, street art, abstract art, figurative art, landscapes, portraits, still lifes, nudes, watercolor, oil painting, acrylic painting… Artmajeur is for everyone artistic sensibilities and celebrates beauty by your side for 20 years with more than 2 million contemporary works of art to discover ... or acquire! The world benchmark for contemporary paintings. Discover works by contemporary artists from around the world to decorate your interior with class! Simple art lover or confirmed collector? Find the favorite canvas or painting that will truly enhance your decoration. Artmajeur offers you original works, limited editions and art prints by the best contemporary artists in the world. On Artmajeur, the paintings are selected by enthusiasts and experts in the art market. We select for you the original works of trendy, award-winning and recognized painters as well as new rising values in the field of contemporary art to guide you and help you in your process of buying paintings online.

How to buy a portrait painting online? Tips to find the best artwork


Since 2015, Art lovers have broken the code of the Art Industry and have been placing orders on Art Marketplaces like Artmajeur.

Buying portrait paintings is now a piece of cake on the Internet, you have quality and quantity.

Any customer can order a portrait, original or a custom artwork based on a photo. Since there are many online art galleries, people can view original paintings from various artists in different styles. There is a lot of room for originality when you buy a portrait online. Collectors can find a piece of art that is absolutely unique among the wide choice of portraits and also order a portrait as a gift for their friends and family birthday or wedding.

There are different choices if you want to order a portrait online

  •  a hand painted portrait with oil, acrylic or watercolor...
  •  a hand drawing portrait with pencil
  •  a fine art print of an original portrait 
  •  contact the artist  to order a personalized portrait or any custom request


The portraits can represent any subject,

  •  female
  •  male
  •  couple
  •  child(ren)
  •   family
  •  pop culture personality
  •  even a pet


 Artists can paint any style, you can choose the category style to view their artworks 

  •  figurative
  •  pop art 
  •  street art
  •  naive
  •  classic...

You can add a couple of color and size filters to view a list of interesting portraits.

 The convenience of buying a portrait online cannot be understated. You can buy a large acrylic painting from anywhere in the world, and you can get it within days with the best service. Buying a painting online is also less intimidating than entering an art gallery, since you can sit down, grab a pencil  and note down the artwork titles you like in your free time. You can then make up your mind as to which portraint you would like to buy, and this can really help you narrow down your choices to one or two works thanks to photos that really catch your eye.

 It can also be a lot less expensive to buy a portrait painting online. This is because the shipping costs are usually lower than what you expected. Most online sellers will offer free shipping or at least a discounted price on the shipping fees if you are buying multiple paintings at once. You can split the shipping costs between all the pieces to save money. It's definitely less expensive to buy a painting online, even if you have to pay for the shipping fees because you can compare the prices of the same artwork on different websites. Artmajeur is well-known to have a fair commission and offer the lowest public prices on the internet.

Another great thing about buying a portrait painting online is that you can research an artist's reputation before you buy from them. Check out the website of the gallery or artist and see what customers have to say about the quality of their works. If you are confident, then you can buy without hesitation.


How to check an original portrait quality?

Do not forget to look at the condition of the portrait painting. Look at the hand painted details of the work on the website digital photos, in particular any cracks of oil or acrylic paint and discolorations. You can zoom on the photos of the artwork and check the quality of the canvas and the paint flaws.

 Check the background of the painter as well. The bio of the artist is what will really make the difference between a high quality portrait and a poor quality one. 

 Before you buy a portrait painting online, you will have to do your homework. There are a number of places where you can buy these paintings. However, as mentioned before, make sure that you do your research so that you know you are getting an authentic piece of art. 

Another good idea is to make sure that you are aware of the reputation and services of the website that you are thinking about purchasing from. You need to view the art marketplaces sales policy, customer reviews and choose the best service.

If you order from an online gallery, you need to make sure that the painting information displayed is complete. You will need to check the size, colors and description. Make sure that you actually have 3 photos at least and a video to view the painting. It is also a good idea to contact the website in advance and ask questions about their return policy, for example.


How to buy a portrait fine art print?

You need to consider the quality of the paper that the portrait will be printed on. If the paper is not high quality, your painting will not last very long. High quality paper is going to give the final print a much more defined appearance. It will also reproduce the vibrant colors of oil or acrylic of the original portrait. At Artmajeur, our prints are the best quality fine art paper on the market. You can also order a print on canvas or metal. The matte finish print on canvas is really similar to the original artwork. We receive printed portraits orders as gifts for art lovers around the world.

Discover contemporary Portrait Paintings on Artmajeur

Contemporary portrait paintings are a unique form of original artwork that captures the essence of individuals in a realistic or abstract manner. They are created using a variety of supports such as canvas, paper, and wood, and materials such as oil paints, acrylic paints, and charcoal. The use of different materials and techniques enables artists to create portraits that range from traditional to modern and experimental. The uniqueness of contemporary portrait paintings lies in their ability to convey the emotions, personality traits, and physical features of the subject in a way that is both realistic and expressive.

Painting,  41x33 cm
"Orchid. Portrait of Finn Wolfhard" Painting, 41x33 cm
©2024 Bogdan Dide

Origins and History

Contemporary portrait paintings have a rich history that spans centuries. The earliest examples of portrait paintings date back to ancient Egypt and Greece, where rulers and important figures were depicted in a realistic manner. During the Renaissance period, portrait paintings became even more popular, with artists such as Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo creating some of the most iconic portraits of all time.

Painting,  120x100 cm
PORTRAIT. E Painting, 120x100 cm
©2023 Aleksandr Ilichev

Evolutions of theses works in the contemporary art market

Contemporary Portrait Paintings have undergone a significant transformation in recent years. The traditional notion of portraiture, which emphasized realistic depictions of the subject, has been replaced by a more experimental approach. Artists are now exploring new techniques, styles, and mediums to convey the essence of their subjects. This has led to a diverse range of portrait paintings that capture the complexity and diversity of the human experience. The importance of contemporary portrait paintings in the art market cannot be overstated.

Painting,  100x120 cm
The kiss goodbye Painting, 100x120 cm
©2024 Ta Byrne

Related Famous Artists

Contemporary portrait paintings have become increasingly popular in recent years, with many artists exploring the genre in unique and innovative ways. Some of the most well-known contemporary portrait painters include Kehinde Wiley, Amy Sherald, and Chuck Close.

Kehinde Wiley is known for his brightly colored portraits of African American men and women, which often feature ornate backgrounds and references to classical art. His work challenges traditional notions of portraiture by depicting people who are often excluded from mainstream art.

Amy Sherald gained widespread recognition for her portrait of Michelle Obama, which was unveiled at the National Portrait Gallery in 2018. Her work often features black and brown subjects, depicted against simple, brightly colored backgrounds.

Chuck Close is a celebrated American artist who is known for his large-scale portraits, which are often created using unconventional materials such as fingerprints or Polaroids. His work challenges traditional notions of portraiture by emphasizing the process of creation rather than the finished product.

Other notable contemporary portrait painters include Elizabeth Peyton, Jordan Casteel, and Lynette Yiadom-Boakye. Each of these artists brings a unique perspective to the genre of portrait painting, exploring themes such as identity, representation, and the human experience.

Painting,  90x55 cm
Contemporary portrait "Cat Country" Painting, 90x55 cm
©2024 Nataliya Bagatskaya

Notable contemporary Portrait Paintings

Portrait paintings have been a significant form of artistic expression for centuries. In contemporary times, several artists have created remarkable portraits that capture the essence of their subjects.

One such painting is "Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I" by Gustav Klimt, created in 1907. This iconic painting depicts the wealthy Viennese socialite Adele Bloch-Bauer, adorned in gold and jewels. The intricate patterns and vibrant colors used in the painting are characteristic of Klimt’s style.

Another well-known portrait painting is "Self-Portrait with Thorn Necklace and Hummingbird" by Frida Kahlo, created in 1940. This striking self-portrait features Kahlo with a thorn necklace around her neck and a hummingbird hovering near her forehead. The painting is a powerful representation of Kahlo’s struggles with physical and emotional pain.

A more recent portrait painting is "Barack Obama" by Kehinde Wiley, created in 2018. This portrait depicts the former President of the United States seated in front of a lush background of flowers and foliage. Wiley’s use of vibrant colors and intricate patterns in the background contrasts with the simplicity of Obama’s pose and expression.

Another contemporary portrait is "Girl with Balloon" by Banksy, created in 2002. This graffiti-style painting features a young girl reaching out for a heart-shaped balloon. The painting has become a cultural icon, symbolizing hope, innocence, and the impermanence of life.

In conclusion, contemporary portrait paintings continue to captivate audiences with their ability to capture the essence of their subjects. From the intricate patterns of Klimt to the emotive self-portraits of Kahlo and the vibrant backgrounds of Wiley, these paintings showcase the diverse styles and techniques used by Contemporary Artists.

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