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Porterville Reporter : Portraiture and Exhibition

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Portraiture goes back in time to the Stone ages - some 30,000-plus years ago - and continues all the way through today. Portraiture - An Exhibition, will have a public opening Nov. 12, from 5-8 p.m. at the Lindsay Museum, 147 N. Gale Hill Ave.

Images of the human face have served as a vessel to carry ideas of who we were — and are — throughout the centuries, ranging from the idealized forms of the Sumerians and Egyptians, to the naturalized images of Greeks and Romans and back again to stylized images of the Byzantine era, only to find a new idealized form of realism in the 1400s, now commonly known as the Renaissance.

Each style was prompted or accompanied by a change in how people thought about their world and their place in it.