Is there really anything new to explore in the category of portraits? OH YES! This collection of brilliant writing and visual art proves it. Enjoy the full collection in the colourful and inspiring pages of ArtAscent Art & Literature Journal.

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Otto Schmidinger

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Susan Nickerson

Gabe and Eddie

I arranged the black-and white-photographs in no particular order, other than to spread them out across the highly polished desk. I took extra care handling the tattered-yellow newspaper clippings when I slid them out of the manila envelope that’s been their how for nearly seventy years…

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Tal Eshed

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www.taleshed.com

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Tatiana Ponomareva

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https://www.artmajeur.com/art-tp

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Dianalee Velie

Portrait of the Poet

For my portrait, I must be nude,
bared for the artist to see the scars
of my body and psyche that have curtailed
my desire. An open book of poetry
will lie beside me with a sleeping cat…

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Theodora Mitrakos

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Einat Amit Romach

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Linda C. Belans

Cocktail Parties

And when they ask
what do you do?
tell them
you’re developing a new relationship with time
Then bend forward and slowly tie your left shoe…

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Tali Meir

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Kevil Krull

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L. T. Webber

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Shutta Crum

Still Life: A Portrait

She leans her cheek against the screen of the door,
stares at the pitted concrete steps and the curlicued iron rail.
She feels herself inside her skin, loose,
the meat of her too shriveled for this life…

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Li Sun

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http://www.lisunphoto.com

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William Horton

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https://williamhortonphotography.com

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Barbara Weidell

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william gralnick

Our Gentle Giant

Doggie folklore tells a prospective owner that if a puppy has big feet, it will be a big dog. Another way to tell is if your potential puppy is plain big. Such was the case with our Harlequin Great Dane Patches. We could almost watch her grow. One night, sleeping under the card table we used for having dinner, Patches sleepily woke up, stood up, and raised the table off the floor…

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Kylie Harrigan

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Tobias Gambaro

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http://www.gambaro.photography