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Painting: Portraits Page

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Portrait Painting Outline:

Portrait Painting: (1) Figure Types & Faces, (2) Sets of Figures, (3) Types of Portraits, and (4) Function of Portrait Painting.

(1) Figure Types & Facial Types:
- Figure Types
--- Arhat
--- King
--- Lay Person
--- Monk
--- Siddha Figure

- Facial Types
--- Generic
--- Distinctive Iconographic
--- Portrait
--- Caricature

(2) Function of Portrait Painting:
- Devotional
- Commemorative
- Funerary

(3) Sets of Figures:
- Standard Iconography Groupings
- Lineage Sets

(4) Types of Portraits:
- Based on Life (True Portrait)
- Copies Based on Life
- Iconic Features
- Self Portraits
- One of a Kind
- Ngadrama 'Looks Like Me'

Conclusion:

Jeff Watt 4-2015