A portrait is much more than a record of what someone looks like. A portrait can document the history of a whole family, or a single individual’s journey. It can relate the flavor of an era of time, a whole culture, or a single event. It can reveal the emotional experience of youth or old age. Portraits tell stories and sometimes erve as commentaries or scathing criticisms of social values or politics.

“We know that art is not truth. Art is a lie that makes you realize the truth.”