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Human FocusPlay
The term usually denotes human subjects, not landscapes or objects. SlideThe gallery featured portraits of notable historical figures.
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Emotional DepthPlay
Portraits often aim to convey a person's character or mood. SlideHis self-portrait revealed a pensive, brooding personality.
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Not Just VisualPlay
Despite usually being visual, 'portrait' can also be used metaphorically. SlideThe poem painted a portrait of the war's impact on soldiers.