It is common knowledge that a portrait is meant to display human personality, to convey individuality, and even the character of the person; thus revealing in a concrete human typical features of the social environment, time, and maybe even the epoch...


Nevertheless inanimate objects – belongings that are used by people and are dear to them; which reflect their likes, their individualities, their characters, conceptualities, reminiscences, and, probably, their whole life stories, - can also speak volumes about their owners…

There might also exist portraits of concepts and ideas…

In fact, a portrait is something, which always creates a warm hearty response, and not only with a painter...


And a synergetic portrait is all above mentioned together, i.e. it is a conceptually multidimensional portrait of someone or something! 


Lili Marlene Dietrich
Van Gogh’s lilacs to Rachmaninoff
Five o'clock tea
V. V. Mayakovsky
Once upon a time, there lived a little girl...
Molto glissando
A portrait of I. K. Aivazovsky
A portrait of Alexander Grin
Caesar’s Comet
Jonathan Livingston Seagull
Ants Laikmaa’s Peonies
The girl with a peach
Just I’m working simply as magician. Ma-gi-ci-an


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Pictures of the paintings: Sergrei Didyk