Amusing pattern I've noticed among great portraitists: they often paint their su... | by Paul Graham

Paul Graham

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Amusing pattern I've noticed among great portraitists: they often paint their subjects to look like themselves. Allan Ramsay, who had an underbite, often gives his sitters one. t.co/sqFzUXLqUH

Peter Lely, who had heavy lidded eyes and not much in the way of cheekbones gives the same look to his sitters. t.co/qlOlaLWrEW

Van Dyck, who had a pointy nose, did not minimize his sitters'. t.co/FC5idCcyfe

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