Journals Higher Education



Published: 13 August 2010

256 Pages | 55 illus.

ISBN: 9780199234981

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Portraits and Persons

Cynthia Freeland

  • One of our leading philosophers of art addresses the fascinating and fundamental questions posed by the art of portraiture
  • Looks at what makes a picture into a portrait, what a portrait can tell us, and what purposes portraits serve
  • Shows how important portraits are as a means of looking at ourselves and others - and in bringing us close to our loved ones
  • Addresses the question of whether a picture of an animal can ever genuinely be a portrait