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“Indulge in the luxury of having your own portrait painted on canvas”

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“Indulge in the luxury of having your own portrait painted on canvas” “Indulge in the luxury of having your own portrait painted on canvas”
“Indulge in the luxury of having your own portrait painted on canvas”
“Indulge in the luxury of having your own portrait painted on canvas” “Indulge in the luxury of having your own portrait painted on canvas” “Indulge in the luxury of having your own portrait painted on canvas”
 
  Since the beginning of time portraits have been popular among people. For the first few thousand years at least, portraits, whether drawn, painted, or sculpted, were mostly reserved for those deemed important enough to be honored with a work of art bearing their likeness. Portrait painting describes not only physical features but more importantly power and status. The wealthy – mostly royalty and nobility – and important religious and historic figures were the most common subjects.
 
 

In Europe, kings and queens had their court painters, charged with painting the royal family and their various associated servants and attendants, as well as “history paintings” depicting historical events and figures such as important generals or leaders from bygone eras.

Wealthy non-royals might also be able to afford portraits of themselves and their families, and the church regularly commissioned paintings of religious figures to adorn cathedrals.

The Renaissance became the rise of portraiture and marked a turning point in its history. Portraits were given an important role in Renaissance society and valued as objects, and as depictions of earthly success and status. Painting, in general, reached a new level of balance, harmony, and insight, and the greatest artists (Leonardo, Michelangelo, and Raphael) were considered "geniuses", rising far above the tradesman status to valued servants of the court and the church.

One of the best-known portraits in the Western world is Leonardo da Vinci's painting titled Mona Lisa, named for Lisa del Giocondo, a member of the Gherardini family of Florence and Tuscany and the wife of wealthy Florentine silk merchant Francesco del Giocondo.

Portraitists may create their work by commission, for public and private persons, or they may be inspired by admiration or affection for the subject. Portraits are often important state and family records, as well as remembrances.

Historically, portrait paintings have primarily memorialized the rich and powerful. Over time, however, it became more common for middle-class patrons to commission portraits of their families and colleagues.

Nowadays, everyone can afford the luxury of having their portrait painted on real canvas. You don’t even have to be a member of a royal family and spend long hours posing in front of an artist. Our team made it easier with a brand new special service. The only thing you have to do is to send us your favorite photo! 

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