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Abraham Lincoln portrait

Commissioning a Portrait – old way vs new way

In the past, portraits were commissioned to preserve the memory of a loved one or an esteemed individual. The people who were able to commission portraits were mostly members of the aristocracy. Today, the function of portraits remains the same but more people are able to afford it. For an artist, the human form can be a difficult subject to paint so portraits can take considerable time and effort. All that time and effort could be wasted if the [...]

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