the art of creating portraits.
"Ingres is a master of portraiture"
graphic and detailed description, especially of a person.
"it's part murder mystery and part portraiture through poetry"
plural noun: portraitures
noun: portrait; plural noun: portraits; modifier noun: portrait
a painting, drawing, photography, or engraving of a person, especially one depicting only the face or head and shoulders.
"a portrait of George III"
a representation or impression of someone or something in language or on film
"the writer builds up a full and fascinating portrait of a community"