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Originally Posted by Erzebet
Not the way I understand the term portrait. It's not an insult or limiting term IMO. What that term means to me is the vast majority are paintings of people that are pretty static, they're not "doing anything". Their faces are immensely expressive and the way their posed says alot. They look like they sat or stood for their portrait to be painted in most of the cards. That's why many are saying they were looking at the cards for messages but needed to be listening. These cards aren't action orientated.
Good points

I like the definition of 'portrait' at wikipedia: "A portrait is a painting, photograph, sculpture, or other artistic representation of a person, in which the face and its expression is predominant. The intent is to display the likeness, personality, and even the mood of the person."

So yes, this is a deck of portraits
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