Let’ try the techniques! • Look at your notes! • Complete the shading worksheet by class tomorrow.
Chuck Close[American Photorealist Painter, born in 1940]
Chuck Close• Almost all of Close’s work is based on the use of a grid as an underlying basis for the representation of an image. Leslie 1986 Created with his own ink ﬁngerprints!
• Photorealism--A style of painting in which an image is created in such exact detail that it looks like a photograph; uses everyday subject matter, and often is larger than life
What is Photorealism?• Photorealism or Superrealism. In this style, artists in the early 1970s created a link between representational systems of painting and photography.
• Photorealists frequently used a grid technique to enlarge a photograph and reduce each square to formal elements of design. Each grid was its own little work of art.
•Think about other self-portraits you have seen.•How is Closes painting like or different from the other two self-portraits? Text Frida Kahlo- Rembrandt Chuck Close Self Portrait
• One difference is that Close worked from a photograph while the other artists may have looked in a mirror. How are the “personalities” of these drawings different from Rembrandt and Kahlo’s portraits? Chuck Close, Chuck Close, Kiki 1993 Self-Portrait 2007
• Big Self-Portrait, in black and white, was the ﬁrst of Closes mural-sized works painted from photographs.• This painting took four months to complete.
Why did Close’s style change? Detail of Kiki• Close experienced a tragedy that subsequently inﬂuenced his painting style. In 1988, he had a spinal blood clot, which left him a quadriplegic, unable to move either his legs or his arms.• With a paint brush clamped between his teeth, he developed a new way to paint. His portraits, the photos, and canvases were gridded off by assistants and then he used his mouth brush to paint, using the techniques of grisaille and pointillism within the grids
Last Year’s Students... Alison Lander, Class of 2015 -Portrait of her sister.
• Bobby Romero, Class of 2015• His taekwondo instructor.• He gave it to him as a gift for his birthday.• This was more difﬁcult because of the hands and background.
• Carmela Paredes• Class of 2015• Portrait of her parents.
• MORE STUDENT EXAMPLES FROM LAST YEAR!Anne Marie Tran’s, ‘2015 Ashwin Narkar, ‘2015 Ngoc Nguyen, ‘2015 Maria Diaz, ‘2015
• Once you ﬁnd your photo, you will have to open Photoshop and posterize your image. Step 2: Change to black & whiteStep 1: Find Photo Step 2: *Must be original! Posterize in Photoshop. Level 6 or above!NO photos from googleimages or copyrighted!
STEP 4: USING THE GRID! Grid off in 1/2” 1 inch squares on squares and number your drawing paper! on your printed photo!Printed Picture 8.5 x11in Drawing paper: 17 x 22inches
The Project:Who do you “respect”?• parent?• friend?• yourself?• coach?• teacher?• relative? Libby Wailin, 2013’ Her mother and her.
*Find an ORIGINAL photo you have taken of theperson and have it ready for next class! Julian Leus, 2015’ Veronica Mora, ‘2015 Her Friend His cousin