Portraits: I always wonder whether the artwork is more than he/she who postured. If you compare posturing with a visit to the hairdresser, you probably better grasp the demand for surplus value. Whether the intensification succeeded, that’s what portraiture is all about. This being said, I would like to make it clear that I do not want to strike a blow for hyperrealistic art. To the contrary, depsite the respect you ought to have for the patience and the craftmanship, it is an artform that does not really touch the heart. Yes, it is beautiful but never true to remarkable depths. Portraits that literally stop you in your tracks are what you should be looking for. You might say it is the difference between a ephemeral selfie and carefully composed study with a calculated set of decisions that rendered the artwork. Character faces. Portraits of people, not ressemblances. The level of notoriety of the portrayed on the site descends proportionally with the anciennity of the artist (Jonathan Yeo, Charlotte Cock and Jessica Debba). I leave it up to you to decide whether portraiture is a matter of skill or talent or maybe both.