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  • He was in good health until his spinal artery suddenly collapsed in 1988, leaving him paralyzed. He was able to obtain limited mobility in some joints of his upper body and continued to paint by strapping a paintbrush to his wrist and moving the brush in circular motions.
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    • 1. What is this?Can you tell me what medium the artist used to make this image? Is it a….. Drawing? Photograph? Painting?
    • 2. Photorealism .  an artist attempts to create a painting or drawing so precise and exactly it can be mistaken for aSelf portrait photograph
    • 3. Chuck Close Let’s find out about his work. lgsFYXsdcp0
    • 4. What did you notice aboutChuck Close?
    • 5. About the artistOn Dec. 7, 1988, at the age of 49, Close was at the height of hiscareer as a portrait painter when he was stricken with a spinal blood clot that left him a quadriplegic (a person who is paralyzed in both arms and both legs) He was also dyslexic. (A learning disability in which aperson finds it difficult to read and write)
    • 6. Overcoming a disability
    • 7. Contemporary ArtistThis is a person whois alive and making art TODAY
    • 8. Size Matters Notice the SCALE of his images. Scale has to do with the SIZE of a image.How would seeing this image large scale be different than seeing it on a small scale?
    • 9. Portrait A portrait is a painting,photograph, sculpture, or other artistic representation of a person,depicting only the face or head and shoulders
    • 10. First  Grid out the photographed image  Use ½ inch squares to make the grid
    • 11. Grid Blank Paper  Use 1 inch Squares  Label rows 1- 10  Label Columns A-N
    • 12. Label 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8….. LABEL YOUR A PHOTOGRAPH GRIDB AS WELLCDEFGHIJ..
    • 13. Medium Charcoal  Pencil
    • 14. Contour Lines Outline your image Begin to add important details such as mouth, nose, eyes etc.Contour lines define a form or an edge.
    • 15. Begin to transfer
    • 16. TechniqueGradation Stippling Hatching Cross Hatching
    • 17. Next Step Begin to add value SQUARE BY SQUARE ONE SQUARE AT A TIME!
    • 18. Continue Working
    • 19. Finished
    • 20. Questions ?
    • 21. Todays Exit Assignment Worth 100 points  Go on google and find one PORTRAIT done by CHUCK CLOSE. Copy and paste the image into a word document. Write a 100 – 150 word paragraph about the work.  Print to printer 4015 and hand in at the end of class.  UseYOUR OWN WORDS!  Plagiarizing will result in a ZERO!