Another popular subject is the figurative painting, also known as the representational painting. This art subject is influenced by real objects, people, and animals. The main objective of figurative painting is the creation of an impression with an emphasis on the object. Most of them are easy to understand, although emotions may lead to different interpretations, depending on the individual’s perspective. An example of modern art paintings with a figurative subject is The Fear of Life, oil paint on canvas by Zhana Viel. The portrait’s theme, which is mostly included under figurative paintings, is one of the ancient art subjects from Greece and Rome. A portrait painting can be that certain something that you have searched for all your life and always carried within your soul. It can be a small piece full of electricity or it can be the missing piece in your life that will complete the puzzle of your artistic experience. It does not depict a perfect body or a symmetrical face. As Baudelaire put it, “Strangeness is a necessary ingredient in beauty.” The secret is to look beyond the surface and find the beauty within.