Well some essay question ideas!! Everyone loves a 1.500 word essay to do.. :/ Not me but here goes.. The attempt at deciding on some questions..
-'How has Death been used in portraiture?' (Capturing a living person in a photograph, Or Dead.?)
-'Does Sadness in portraiture mean more than Happiness?' (Do audiences emotions feel more for the happier persons than the sadder persons? I Might Find out)
Well they were a quick two that popped into my head, I like the sound of the first one as there are a few portraits with 'death' type symbols in them.
E.g. Hans Holbein, The Ambassadors a skull is distorted on the floor. It just looks like smudged paint or an accidental mark on the painting but is definately incidental :D