Historically, portraiture is an artistic representation of a person—in which the face and its expression is predominant. The intent is to display the likeness, personality and even the mood of a person.
The portrait is a reflection of self. The idea of a portrait comes with a complexity of the human face, its landscape as well as the anatomy and the structure holding a level of influence; an interest that soars far beyond the make-up of the human body. The body is a temporary housing for the souls of individuals and it makes no difference how the assembly is built, but it is within the face that each layer is broken down and this is where a portrait takes place. The portrait captures tragedy, happiness and honesty. It can also depict struggle as well as deceit.