Talk:Portrait painting

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I have suggested merging this page into Portrait. The vast majority of people looking for 'portrait' are going to be looking for its everyday meaning, visual portrait painting. For other uses, I suggest a disambig page, linking to other meanings.

new intro[edit]

It's not broke, so don't fixit. Thanks. Modernist (talk) 00:46, 28 February 2008 (UTC)

profile, half-turn, three-quarter, or full face[edit]

File:Anthonis van Dyck 041.jpg
Anthony van Dyck, Triple portrait of King Charles, 1635-1636

Hello! The article says not what is three-quarter. Profile is a turn of 90 degrees, full face ist no turn (0 degrees), half-turn i guess it is a turn of 45 degrees, but what is three-quarter? In a half turn i see three quarters of face, so what ist the difference half-turn vs. three-quarter? --Diwas (talk) 23:00, 3 August 2009 (UTC)

They are the same, in my view though three-quarter face is the more technical term. Johnbod (talk) 19:46, 9 August 2009 (UTC)
A good 3/4, profile and head on by Van Dyck...Modernist (talk) 20:01, 9 August 2009 (UTC)
Indeed! That could usefully go in. I've never heard "half-turn/ed" used in any technical sense, like 3/4. Have you? Johnbod (talk) 22:56, 9 August 2009 (UTC)
"Full face", "profile" and "three-quarter" views are usual; "half-turn" is not (and would indicate "profile". "Three quarter" is not "three-quarter turn", but "three-quarter view", i.e. one quarter not visible. Ty 23:15, 9 August 2009 (UTC)
What I thought - I can see someone might call a 3/4 view "half-turned" in normal speech, but I'll edit to remove it from the article. Johnbod (talk) 23:57, 9 August 2009 (UTC)
The three-quarter view involves a degree of turn which is midway between the profile view and the full-face view. Full-face actually involves no turn at all. I'm just restating what everybody has already said. Bus stop (talk) 00:09, 10 August 2009 (UTC)

Thank you all for informations and work --Diwas (talk) 18:53, 12 August 2009 (UTC)

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Delete weak art[edit]

Such as portrait study by Eakins and several others examples. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Postmodernart555 (talkcontribs)

Japanese portraits[edit]

I've recently been to an exhibition of Japanese portraits (mostly) and they seem stylised, but according to the guide you can actually tell which e.g. kabuki artist is depicted from the shape of the face and eyes and such. There is quite a large volume of Japanese ukiyo-e portraits, but none of them is displayed in the gallery. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 19:52, 20 June 2014 (UTC)