Portrait of the Week: Her Gift, Our Visual Delight

In this ongoing series, Fine Art Today delves into the world of portraiture, highlighting historical and contemporary examples of superb quality and skill. This week we consider a powerful and loving portrait of a mother and her child.

Portrait of the Week: Portraits Aren’t Always of People

In this ongoing series, Fine Art Today delves into the world of portraiture, highlighting historical and contemporary examples of superb quality and skill. This week we consider a stunning portrait of one of artists’ favorite animals.

Reader’s Choice: Pure Joy and Character

If everyone could be as happy as Mary Pettis’ “Russian Fisherwoman” all the time, the world would be a much better place. Why?

Portrait of the Week: How Does He Do It?

In this ongoing series, Fine Art Today delves into the world of portraiture, highlighting historical and contemporary examples of superb quality and skill. This week we consider the work of a contemporary master with mesmerizing talent and insight.

Portrait of the Week: Mythology Becomes Legend

In this ongoing series, Fine Art Today delves into the world of portraiture, highlighting historical and contemporary examples of superb quality and skill. This week we consider a moving visage by a 19th-century legend.

Portrait of the Week: The Most Famous Visage in History

In this ongoing series, Fine Art Today delves into the world of portraiture, highlighting historical and contemporary examples of superb quality and skill. This week we discuss the most famous portrait ever painted.

Portrait of the Week: Home from the Near East

In this ongoing series, Fine Art Today delves into the world of portraiture, highlighting historical and contemporary examples of superb quality and skill. This week we discuss an arresting portrait by a 19th century Orientalist.

Portrait of the Week: We’re Going Way Back

In this ongoing series, Fine Art Today delves into the world of portraiture, highlighting historical and contemporary examples of superb quality and skill. This week we delve into a propagandistic portrait of arguably Rome’s greatest Emperor.

Portrait of the Week: Death is Defeated

In this ongoing series, Fine Art Today delves into the world of portraiture, highlighting historical and contemporary examples of superb quality and skill. This week we delve into the captivating story of Marat and the Revolution his death sparked.

Portrait of the Week: Adroit Strokes Mean Everything

In this ongoing series, Fine Art Today delves into the world of portraiture, highlighting historical and contemporary examples of superb quality and skill. This week: “Man with Mustache” by a contemporary master whose name will not soon be forgotten.

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