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2. 3. 4. Judy. 1990 Oil on canvas 72x60 5. An up close look at Chuck Close 6. detail Photo Realism Chuck Close reflection detached light photographic 7. CHUCKCLOSE 8. Photo Realism Major players:Chuck Close | Richard Estes | Janet Fish They believed that photographic images have become more real to many people than actual objects They used paints and brushes, but saw the world through the lens of a camera. Many of their works were actually mistaken for photographs. Often the artist is detached from the subject.Their works tended not to have an emotional quality at all. Nothing is personal about the subject matter, and there is rarely a single focal point.PHOTO-REALISM 9. Chuck Close Photo-Realism Famous American Painter. Recently started workingwith Photography. Born in Monroe, Washington on July 5, 1940. Works on a large scale producing paintings of faces Close would often complete multiple images of the same person, each time using a different medium (art material) 10. Chuck Close Photo-Realism Growing up he had a rough childhood. As a teenager hesuffered from a muscular weakness and was not good atsports. Learning disabilities made school difficult, butthrough these trials he discovered that he could draw better than anyone else.After graduating from high school Close went on toUniversity of Washington, and eventually graduated with thehighest grade point average in the school. VERY INTERESTING FACT >>>> HE WORKS FROM USING GRIDS!! 11. Chuck Close Photo-Realism 12. Chuck Close Photo-Realism 13. Chuck Close Photo-Realism http://www. youtube .com/watch? v=MJlSD3cZRpw 14. Chuck Close Photo-Realism 15. Chuck Close Photo-Realism 16. Chuck Close Photo-Realism Closes works often are the height of an average person and take up to two years to create and most interestingly Chuck Close has been confined to a wheelchair for the past 20 years. In 1988 Close suffered from the sudden collapse of a spinal artery, leaving him paralyzed from the neck down. Since then he has regained some use of his arms, but has never been able to regain control of his hands. 17. Chuck Close Photo-Realism 18. Chuck Close Photo-Realism Chuck Close was influenced by Pop Art. With his enormous, detailed portraits Chuck Close points out societys dependency on second-hand visual experiences. None of his portraits are traditional.They tell usnothing about the subjects lives, feelings, character,profession, or social status. His works are merely paintings of photos of faces. The overwhelming detail forces us to think not about thesubject, but about the image itself- how and why it wasmade. 19. Chuck Close Photo-Realism The work of Chuck Close has progressed throughout the years. Originally hisartwork was very realistic.Later his work began toloosen up. His most recentimages are built from specksof color that can be readas faces only from a distance. 20. Chuck Close Photo-Realism Leslie.1973 He magnified every blemish and imperfection. His early work was created using an airbrush, as to mimic the mechanical quality of a photograph. The process of creating the painting was equally important to Chuck Close as the finished image. 21. Leslie1973 CHUCKCLOSE 22. Big Self Portrait 1967-68 Acrylic on canvas 107.5x83.5 23. Phil 1969 Acrylic on canvas 108x84 Phil (detail) 24. Phil 1977 Watercolor on paper 58x40 Phil (detail) 25. Self Portrait. 1986 Oil on Canvas 54.5x42.25 26. Francesco I. 1987-88 Oil on Canvas 100x84 27. Alex 1987 CHUCKCLOSE 28. Alex II. 1989 Oil on canvas 36x30 29. Cindy1988 CHUCKCLOSE 30. Jud/Collage 1982 Pulp paper collage on canvas 96x72 31. Fanny/Fingerpainting 1985 Oil based ink on canvas 102x84 32. Leslie/Fingerpainting 1986 Oil based ink on canvas 54x41 33. Georgia. 1984-1985 Fingerpainting Oil based ink on canvas 34. Chuck Close Photo-Realism Self Portrait.1991 I paint heads because heads matter to everybody.If you paint a face big enough, its hard to ignore. My real subjects are not people, I paint portraits of photographs If you make something new and personal, it may not look like art at all. 35. Self portrait1991 36. Chuck Close Photo-Realism POST PARALYSIS He continues to paint on the same scale that he had always painted on.Now he has attendants that help him with the preliminary work, but he still does the actual painting. Sometimes he sits on a forklift, and other times he uses a special mechanical easel that raises, lowers, and rotates his canvases for him. 37. Chuck Close Photo-Realism Keith THE PROCESS: Uses a grid to enlarge the photos onto the canvas. Frontal head posed in almost a passport-photo view Unsmiling lips and dead-pan eyes. Used several different media to create his portraits: Airbrush, Fingerprints, Crayon, Acrylic Paint, Oil Paint, Pencil, Pen, Paper Collage, 38. Chuck Close Gallery 39. Lucas 1991 40. Roy II 41. Elizabeth1989 CHUCKCLOSE 42. April1991 43. Eric (in progress) CHUCKCLOSE 44. Eric. 1990 Oil on Canvas 100x84 45. Joel1993 CHUCKCLOSE 46. Self portraits 47. Chuck Close 48. Chuck Close 49.