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The Serious and the Smirk: The Smile in Portraiture

- September 18, 2013 in abraham lincoln, Art & Illustrations, Articles, caravaggio, dutch, Featured Articles, Gerrit van Honthorst, leonardo da vinci, mona lisa, Painting, Photography, smiles, smiling, the laughing violinist

Why do we so seldom see people smiling in painted portraits? Nicholas Jeeves explor…