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Abstract Portraits

With wall art, an interior is not made interesting, but also personal. Especially if you choose to hang portrait art on the wall. Either figuratively or in an abstract form. At Humiio, such a portrait is professionally framed, which makes the abstract work even more stylish. What are abstract portraits?

Realistic items and object are made up of shape, colour and line. Such as a face. It is up to the artist to choose a realistic or an abstract portrait. In both cases, the trick is not to see a nose, but a triangular shape. A cheek or an ear is an oval, a chin is semi-circular, the pupil of the eye is a circle. If you build up a portrait in this way, you create a portrait based on abstract shapes. But the outcome can still be quite figurative. When then is a portrait an abstract portrait?

That is up to the artist who will play with these original forms. He or she can omit parts of the face, reposition the triangle of the nose, or repeat the shape of the ear. The artist can also give the different parts a different colour than they are in reality. Anyone who plays with these abstract facial parts or colours creates a completely different image in a much freer visual language. There is a suggestion from the face. As a viewer, you see a face in it, but it is not designed according to reality. This has resulted in an abstract portrait.

Abstract portraits photography

In artistic photography, abstract portraits occur differently. On the basis of a portrait photograph, the photographer can play with an enormous number of effects, creating a new structure, for example. A special play between light, dark and colour can distort a realistic portrait in such a way that an abstract portrait is created. You see a face, but it is much more about the play with the light or the direction of the lines, for example.

How to paint abstract portraits?

When painting abstract portraits, the artist is free to create a portrait based on the shapes, lines, light and shadow, where the focus is not so much on the resemblance with reality, but on completely different facets. Sometimes the technique is important or just playing with colour. Should it more evoke a feeling or refer to a particular experience. Sometimes the basis is a (realistic) photo and an abstract painting is made on the basis of this in self-chosen colours that do not refer to reality.