The presence of an animal in the portrait of a person is one of the most popular ways of depicting the personality of the model in the world’s art. The animal’s features, sometimes funny, sometimes threatening, project onto the model, defining, and sometimes contrasting with how the viewer percepts it. A classical approach is to depict a commander mounted on horseback in a ceremonial portrait, or a bird as a symbol of soul in children’s ceremonial portraits of the Renaissance. At present, this approach is being developed within the genre of psychological art-portrait. Also, there is multiple social psychological research...
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