Quotations list about portraiture captions for Instagram citing John Singer Sargent, Erik Madigan Heck and Hilton Als sayings.

What are the best portraiture quotes?

We've gathered this hand-picked list of quotes to show you what is portraiture!

Whether a inspirational quote from your favorite celebrity John Singer Sargent, Erik Madigan Heck or an motivational message about giving it your best from a successful business person, we can all benefit from a famous portraiture quote.

I hate to paint portraits! I hope never to paint another portrait in my life. Portraiture may be all right for a man in his youth, but after forty I believe that manual dexterity deserts one, and, besides, the color-sense is less acute. Youth can better stand the exactions of a personal kind that are inseparable from portraiture. I have had enough of it. — John Singer Sargent

My work is never just fashion, landscape, or portraiture; it's always kind of an odd mixture of everything. I like muddling it together. — Erik Madigan Heck

It's very hard to find artists in the history of western art who don't make portraiture ideological in some way. — Hilton Als

Producer Ed Pressman had a book about Diane Arbus - it's the only biography that exists - and there had been many Diane Arbus scripts. Many. I don't even know how many over the years. And it's sort of a cursed project, for lots of reasons. There's probably some pile somewhere of all these weird attempts, all these portraitures that can't get made. — Tamara Jenkins

I never had any urge or desire to do like a big spectacular movie with thousands and thousands of extras. I'd rather watch paint drying. But put me in a room with three people having a hard time, like a character situation, and then you're into a really intense portraiture kind of concept. — Mike Figgis

You start with a generic body, but I think the first wall you hit with portraiture is comprised of history and storytelling and the nature of characters - whether they are historical or coming from literature or documentation. Those are the references we have to people, besides your family, and the intimacy of portraiture is in the specifics of individuals. For me, it came out of doing things about animals. — Kiki Smith

We have a lot of sort of received historical ways of viewing portraiture. And I suppose in some way I'm sort of questioning that by toying with the rules of the game. — Kehinde Wiley

I have a really strong suspicion of the romantic nature of portraiture, the idea that you're telling some essential truth about the interior lives of your subject. — Kehinde Wiley