The subject of portraits has intrigued artists for centuries. Oscar Wilde once said: "Every portrait that is painted with feeling is a portrait of the artist, not of the sitter. The sitter is merely the accident, the occasion. It is not he who is revealed by the painter; it is rather the painter who, on the coloured canvas, reveals himself". We feel this applies to paintings and photographs alike.
So that we can dwell further on this subject, we have put together a broad selection of exceptional portraits, which we strongly feel you shouldn’t miss. Find brilliant images for your projects or inspiration for when you pick up your camera or brush the next time. Enjoy.