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DESCRIPTIONChuck Close. 1940- still alive!. American painter From Monroe, Washington Had a blood clot that left him paralyzed. He then painted with the brush held in his teeth He has since gained a bit more mobility Most of his works are very large portraits based on photographs. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation
Chuck Close1940- still alive!
American painterFrom Monroe, WashingtonHad a blood clot that left him paralyzed. He then painted with the brush held in his teethHe has since gained a bit more mobilityMost of his works are very large portraits based on photographs. He uses the photorealism technique
Graduated from UW in 1963, then got his MFA from YaleLived in Europe then taught art at the U of MAHad shows in the Whitney and MOMAStarts by putting a grid on the photo and on the canvas and copies cell by cell His first tools for this included an airbrush, rags, razor blade, and an eraser mounted on a power drill His first picture with this method was Big Self Portrait, a black and white
Current work (daguerreotypes) The daguerreotype (original French: daguerrotype) is an early type of photograph, developed by Louis Daguerre, in which the image is exposed directly onto a mirror-polished surface of silver bearing a coating of silver halide particles deposited by iodine vapor. In later developments bromine and chlorine vapors were also used, resulting in shorter exposure times. The daguerreotype is a negative image, but the mirrored surface of the metal plate reflects the image and makes it appear positive in the proper light. Thus, daguerreotype is a direct photographic process without the capacity for duplication.
YOUR MISSIONWork in your table groupsCreate a photograph made up of a bunch of smaller photographsHas to be a face (front or side view)Can choose one out of a magazine, one of the portraits someone in your group has taken, you can take a new one for this assignmentUse new photos that you cut out of magazines to make up the large image
Use pics of noses to make the nose, pics of eyes to make the eyes etcThe final image has to be at least 16 x 20. Can be larger. Paste the smaller images onto the cardboard I give you