Joy of Museums

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Popular Portrait

Self-portrait in a Straw Hat by Elisabeth-Louise Vigée-Lebrun

Popular Portraits

A portrait is a painting, photograph, sculpture, or other artistic representation of a person, in which the face and its expression are predominant. Portraits display the likeness, personality, and even the mood of the person. Museums and Art Galleries have many portraits from the beginning of our human history.

The list below is an index of the most popular Portraits featured on “Joy of Museums”.

Painted Portraits

Vincent van Gogh Portrait

Sculptured Portraits



“I do not paint a portrait to look like the subject,
rather does the person grow to look like his portrait.”

– Salvador Dali


Photo Credit: 1) Louise Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons