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1 Portrait Obstacles Palette Canvas A painting of a person Things that stand in the way of a goal A board on which an artist mixes color A tough, woven material on which an artist paints

2 Why is putting rocks inside shoes a good metaphor for creating new challenges to solve? What did Chuck Close do to solve the problem of developing a new approach to his portrait painting? Putting rocks inside shoes is a good metaphor because rocks inside shoes hurt and force you to do something to take away the pain. This is similar to setting up challenges for yourself. Chuck Close had his friends pose for color photo head shots, and used his understanding of the makeup of color photo images to invent a new painting technique.

3 Painstaking Cyan Gessoed Spectrum Requiring great care and effort A blue color similar to aqua blue Covered with a mixture of plaster and glue A band of all colors that can be seen

4 What problem did Chuck Close have to solve when he started to work on huge color canvases? What was his solution? Why do the authors include the vertical series of drawing from Linda/eye series, 1977 on page 502 and the series called John, in page 503? Do you think chuck closes slow and painstaking process of painting one layer over another is worth the trouble? Chuck Closes problem when he started to work on huge color canvas was it made it difficult for him to move from section to section. His solution was to build a portable chair /desk on a forklift. The authors include the vertical series of drawings because it shows the steps in closes process of adding layers of one color at a time. Pg. 503 shows a portrait that technique. Chucks slow and painstaking process of painting one layer over another is worth the trouble because it looks so much more realistic.

5 Hyperrealistic Optically Pixels Azure Vortex Extremely real looking In a way that has to do with vision Tiny spots that make up an image on a TV or computer screen A light purplish blue A central point that seems to draw all that surrounds it into its center

6 Close had different goals and used different painting mediums as he created the paintings Fanny and Lucas 2. compare and contrast his purpose, style, and use of paint for each work. Closes different styles, purpose, and use of paint in Fanny were: showing the effect of tragedy and optimism; creating hyperrealisic style with finger prints, giving a soft, feathery, and mysterious look. In Lucas 2 they were: using starburst of small dots of color that mix in the eye; the image has energy, power and maybe anger.

7 Exhibition Dais A show of someone's artwork A raised platform for a speaker or honored guest

8 In what ways did the event change Chuck Closes life? Why do you think Chuck Close speaks matter-of- factly about the event? The event changed Chuck Closes life by him being paralyzed from the neck down, even though he partially recovered. He now sits in wheelchair, and a tilted canvas rises out of the floor, and he paints with a brush strapped to arm. Chuck Close speaks of the event in a matter of fact way because his injury created another challenge, an obstacle he reacted to personally.

9 Conceptual Rehabilitation Dimension Abstract Amoebas Having to do with ideas Restoration of health or ability Range of meaning Does not try to represent a person or object realistically Tiny, one-celled organisms that have indefinite, changing shapes

10 What does Close knew better mean? Do you think painting portraits means something different from painting heads to Chuck Close? Why or why not? What details support the authors point that Closes paintings seem to celebrate him being able to paint again? Close knew better means he knew he would get past this obstacle and keep painting. Painting heads and painting portraits are two different things to chuck close because paintings as heads are just pictures of a person, while paintings as portraits capture the persons spirit. Closes paintings seem to celebrate him being able to paint again because small shapes in each square like fireworks-bursts of color; small shapes that look like abstract paintings up close- come into focus as a portrait when a viewer moves back.

11 Retrospective An art show that highlights the work an artist produced over the courses of his or her career


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