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Portrait cloze test
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A portrait is a painting, photograph, sculpture, or other artistic representation of a person, in which the face and its expression is predominant. The intent is to display the likeness, , and even the mood of the person. For this reason, in a portrait is generally not a snapshot, but a composed image of a person in a still position. A portrait often shows a person looking directly at the painter or , in order to most engage the subject with the viewer. Some of the earliest of people who were not kings or emperors, are the funeral portraits that survived in the dry climate of Egypt's Fayum district. These are the only of the Roman period that have survived, aside from frescos. The art of the portrait in Roman , where sitters demanded portraits, even ones. During the 4th century, the portrait began to retreat in favor of an symbol of what that person looked like. (Compare the portraits of Roman Emperors I and I at their entries. ) In Europe true portraits of the outward of in the late Middle Ages, in Burgundy and France. Moche culture of Peru was one of the few ancient which produced portraits. These works represent features in great detail. The individuals would have been without the need for other symbols or a written reference to their names. The individuals portrayed were members of the ruling elite, priests, warriors and even artisans. They were during several stages of their lives. The faces of gods were also depicted. To date, no portraits of women have been found. There is emphasis on the of the details of , , body adornment and face painting. One of the portraits in the Western world is Leonardo da Vinci's painting titled Mona Lisa, which is a painting of an woman. The world's oldest known portrait was found in 2006 in the grotto near Angoul& # xea;me and is thought to be 27,000 years old.
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