Judy. 1990 Oil on canvas 72x60”
An up close look at Chuck Close
detail Photo Realism   Chuck Close reflection detached light photographic
C  H  U  C  K  C  L  O  S  E
Photo Realism   Major players:  Chuck Close | Richard Estes | Janet Fish They believed that photographic images have becom...
Chuck Close Photo-Realism •  Famous American Painter. Recently started working  with Photography. •  Born in Monroe, Washi...
Chuck Close Photo-Realism •  Growing up he had a rough childhood. As a teenager he  suffered from a muscular weakness and ...
Chuck Close Photo-Realism
Chuck Close Photo-Realism
Chuck Close Photo-Realism http://www. youtube .com/watch? v=MJlSD3cZRpw
Chuck Close Photo-Realism
Chuck Close Photo-Realism
Chuck Close Photo-Realism •  Close’s works often are the height of an average person and take up to two years to create… a...
Chuck Close Photo-Realism
Chuck Close Photo-Realism •  Chuck Close was influenced by Pop Art. With his enormous, detailed portraits Chuck Close poin...
Chuck Close Photo-Realism •  The work of Chuck Close has progressed throughout the years. Originally his  artwork was very...
Chuck Close Photo-Realism Leslie.  1973 He magnified every blemish and imperfection. His early work was created using an a...
Leslie  1973 C  H  U  C  K  C  L  O  S  E
Big Self Portrait 1967-68 Acrylic on canvas 107.5x83.5”
Phil 1969 Acrylic on canvas 108x84” Phil (detail)
Phil 1977 Watercolor on paper 58x40” Phil (detail)
Self Portrait. 1986 Oil on Canvas 54.5x42.25”
Francesco I. 1987-88 Oil on Canvas 100x84”
Alex 1987 C  H  U  C  K  C  L  O  S  E
Alex II. 1989 Oil on canvas 36x30”
Cindy  1988 C  H  U  C  K  C  L  O  S  E
Jud/Collage 1982 Pulp paper collage on canvas 96x72”
Fanny/Fingerpainting 1985 Oil based ink on canvas 102x84”
Leslie/Fingerpainting 1986 Oil based ink on canvas 54x41”
Georgia. 1984-1985 Fingerpainting Oil based ink on canvas
Chuck Close Photo-Realism Self Portrait.  1991 “ I paint heads because heads matter to everybody.  If you paint a face big...
Self portrait  1991
Chuck Close Photo-Realism POST PARALYSIS He continues to paint on the same scale that he had always painted on.  Now he ha...
Chuck Close Photo-Realism Keith THE PROCESS: Uses a grid to enlarge the photos onto the canvas. Frontal head posed in almo...
Chuck Close Gallery
Lucas 1991
Roy II
Elizabeth  1989 C  H  U  C  K  C  L  O  S  E
April  1991
Eric (in progress) C  H  U  C  K  C  L  O  S  E
Eric. 1990 Oil on Canvas 100x84”
Joel  1993 C  H  U  C  K  C  L  O  S  E
Self portraits
Chuck Close
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  1. 4. Judy. 1990 Oil on canvas 72x60”
  2. 5. An up close look at Chuck Close
  3. 6. detail Photo Realism Chuck Close reflection detached light photographic
  4. 7. C H U C K C L O S E
  5. 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. P H O T O - R E A L I S M
  6. 9. Chuck Close Photo-Realism •  Famous American Painter. Recently started working with 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)
  7. 10. Chuck Close Photo-Realism • Growing up he had a rough childhood. As a teenager he suffered from a muscular weakness and was not good at sports. Learning disabilities made school difficult, but through these trials he discovered that he could draw better than anyone else. • After graduating from high school Close went on to University of Washington, and eventually graduated with the highest grade point average in the school. • VERY INTERESTING FACT >>>> HE WORKS FROM USING GRIDS!!
  8. 11. Chuck Close Photo-Realism
  9. 12. Chuck Close Photo-Realism
  10. 13. Chuck Close Photo-Realism http://www. youtube .com/watch? v=MJlSD3cZRpw
  11. 14. Chuck Close Photo-Realism
  12. 15. Chuck Close Photo-Realism
  13. 16. Chuck Close Photo-Realism • Close’s 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.
  14. 17. Chuck Close Photo-Realism
  15. 18. Chuck Close Photo-Realism •  Chuck Close was influenced by Pop Art. With his enormous, detailed portraits Chuck Close points out society’s dependency on second-hand visual experiences. • None of his “portraits” are traditional. They tell us nothing about the subject’s 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 the subject, but about the image itself- how and why it was made.
  16. 19. Chuck Close Photo-Realism •  The work of Chuck Close has progressed throughout the years. Originally his artwork was very realistic. Later his work began to loosen up. His most recent images are built from specks of color that can be “read” as faces only from a distance.
  17. 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.
  18. 21. Leslie 1973 C H U C K C L O S E
  19. 22. Big Self Portrait 1967-68 Acrylic on canvas 107.5x83.5”
  20. 23. Phil 1969 Acrylic on canvas 108x84” Phil (detail)
  21. 24. Phil 1977 Watercolor on paper 58x40” Phil (detail)
  22. 25. Self Portrait. 1986 Oil on Canvas 54.5x42.25”
  23. 26. Francesco I. 1987-88 Oil on Canvas 100x84”
  24. 27. Alex 1987 C H U C K C L O S E
  25. 28. Alex II. 1989 Oil on canvas 36x30”
  26. 29. Cindy 1988 C H U C K C L O S E
  27. 30. Jud/Collage 1982 Pulp paper collage on canvas 96x72”
  28. 31. Fanny/Fingerpainting 1985 Oil based ink on canvas 102x84”
  29. 32. Leslie/Fingerpainting 1986 Oil based ink on canvas 54x41”
  30. 33. Georgia. 1984-1985 Fingerpainting Oil based ink on canvas
  31. 34. Chuck Close Photo-Realism Self Portrait. 1991 “ I paint heads because heads matter to everybody. If you paint a face big enough, it’s 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.”
  32. 35. Self portrait 1991
  33. 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.
  34. 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,
  35. 38. Chuck Close Gallery
  36. 39. Lucas 1991
  37. 40. Roy II
  38. 41. Elizabeth 1989 C H U C K C L O S E
  39. 42. April 1991
  40. 43. Eric (in progress) C H U C K C L O S E
  41. 44. Eric. 1990 Oil on Canvas 100x84”
  42. 45. Joel 1993 C H U C K C L O S E
  43. 46. Self portraits
  44. 47. Chuck Close
  45. 48. Chuck Close

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