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More Than a Pretty Face: The Power of Portraits

Presented by Kalamazoo Institute of Arts at Online/Virtual Space

Mar 28 2023
More Than a Pretty Face: The Power of Portraits

Portraiture as an art form has been in existence for at least five millennia. A portrait conveys not only its subject’s physical characteristics, but may also reveal key aspects of an individual’s personal psychology, as well as unique insights into disparate social, cultural, and political histories. The National Portrait Gallery of the Smithsonian Institution outlines ten elements to analyze while viewing portraits. Using portraits from the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts’ permanent

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