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Chuck Close for kids


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Chuck Close for kids

  1. 1. Chuck Close
  2. 2. CHUCK CLOSE is a… Photographer and a Painter
  3. 3. His biography • • • • • He was born the 5th of July, 1940. He is from Monroe, Washington. His parents were artists. Chuck was very good at Art in the school. He was a creative boy. Can you find Washington on the map?
  4. 4. • At the age of 14 Chuck saw an exhibition of Jackson Pollack paintings. • It had a great impact on Chuck and inspired him for being an artist.
  5. 5. • Chuck enrolled at the University of Washington. • He also studied for a Master of Arts in Yale. • He liked the abstract style. • His favourite style was photorealism. • He created a style called “knitting” : large photos on canvases.
  6. 6. His technique • His style is called “ photorealism”. • It represents a painting and a photograph. • He uses a grid. • He enlarge the photograph. • Then he paints the differents squares on the photograph with simbols such as triangles, circles, hearts, etc.
  7. 7. By the 1970s • His Art work was in all the galleries of the world. • He was considered one of the America’s best contemporary artists.
  8. 8. In 1988 • Chuck suffered a broken spinal artery . • He was left almost entirely paralyzed. • He is permanently in a wheelchair. • But he continue to paint with a brush taped to his wrist.
  9. 9. In 2000 President Clinton gave to Chuck a National Medal of Arts.
  10. 10. LET’S WATCH SOME VIDEOS • • E • • hp&tbm=isch&source=hp&biw=1024&bih=641&q =jackson+pollock&oq=jackson+poll&gs_l=img.1.0. 0l10.1725.4300.0.6378. 3.9.0....0...1ac.1.32.img..0.12.1681.yr0fuR9uPGc# hl=es&q=chuck+close+&tbm=isch
  11. 11. What do you know about Chuck Close? 1. Where is he from? 2. When was he born? 3. Is he a footballer? What is he? 4. What exhibition did he see whe he was 14? 5. What University did he go to? What did he study? 6. What was call his style? 7.-What style did he create? 8.- When was he consider one of the best American contemporary artists? 9.-What did Chuck receive in 2000? Who was the president that gave to him the prize?
  12. 12. Let’s make our self-portraits