What constitutes a portrait? Judging from the massive

What constitutes a portrait? Judging from the massive

What constitutes a portrait?  Judging from the massive collection of portraiture throughout the history of artistic inquiry, a portrait is generally face-specific.  Whether a full body portrait or a bust, the subject’s face and expression have almost always been the main focus.  And why not?  The face is the most recognizable, individual aspect of the human anima, right?

Karen Kaapcke, a New York bred artist/philosopher whose work has been featured in Poets & Artists Magazine and American Artist, may have tapped into the fundamental aspects of her subjects that reveal individual characters extending beyond the face.

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