Description of the artwork «Portrait of count Baldassare Castiglione»
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Encyclopedia of Painting
Portrait is a painting genre depicting a real-life person or a group of people. The word 'portrait' originated from the French word 'portraire', which in turn developed from the French phrase 'trait pour trait', meaning ‘line after line’, as a description of the action and creation of the portrait. But even better the essence of the phenomenon is reflected in the outdated name of portrait –…