Rembrandt self portrait, warm/cool hues and detail of brush strokes… Obvious hints to the man's facial features. The blend gives us insight as to what he might have been looking at or feeling emotionally.
Juan de Pareja (detail) by Velasquez. De Pareja was a slave who became Velazquez's highly-valued assistant. After his return from Rome in 1653 Velazquez granted de Pareja his freedom. One wonders how many other slaves were not so lucky.
Detail, Portrait of Dorothy (Dorothy Williamson) John Singer Sargent -- American painter 1900 Dallas Museum of Art, Texas Oil on canvas x cm x 19 in.) Dallas Museum of Art, gift of the Leland Fikes Foundation, Inc.