Motifs from the field of sporting activity, mostly motorsport, tennis, basketball und boxing. Most of the pictures from this subject area are photographs. The representation of dynamic movements improve the impression of reality. We find here not only representations of sporting performance but also portraits, especially of charismatic personalities as the US-American Box Champion Mohammed Ali.
The portrait emphasizes the individual features (of a certain person) or the typical features (the depicted person as representative of his class or estate). At the beginning of the portrait painting there was the whole figure, then the restriction to the upper half of the person followed (half-figure) and finally to the face (bust portrait). Profile and front view are the common forms of presentation. Until the 14th century the individual effigy was of less importance – portraits were symbols of an office or an estate represented by the depicted person. The emphasis on the true physiognomic composition of a face, thus the “discovery of the individual” in fine arts is due to Renaissance.