Photo 52.2: Classic Portraiture: Half-Body (Week 36)

This is week 36 of our Photo 52.2. As we continue our month-long study of classical portraiture, this week we explore the three-quarter profile portrait. This is the common pose of classic artists - think of Da Vinci's Mona Lisa or the portraits of Botticelli and other artists of the Renaissance. The three-quarter pose can tells us more than a headshot: it reveals the story and character of the subject through his or her clothing, status and surroundings.

Here is my choice for this week. Click HERE to see all of the three-quarter portraits.