Por' trait, v. To make a portrait,
The Portraiting theme challenges the assumptions we make in looking at individual portraits, and how we read the portraits we see. Is looking for " likeness" (the resemblance between a sitter's most visible characteristics and her portrait image) the most important aspect of understanding a portrait? What else can we be looking for, and what other questions should we be asking?
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