Presentation on theme: "Chuck Close By Sam Watkins. “Big Self Portrait” 1967-1968 (4 months to complete) Acrylic paint and airbrush first of Close's mural-sized works painted."— Presentation transcript:
“Big Self Portrait” 1967-1968 (4 months to complete) Acrylic paint and airbrush first of Close's mural-sized works painted from photographs Played with the focus on certain parts of the photograph
Life and Origins Chuck Thomas Close Born July 5 th 1940 American painter and photographer Inspired by Jackson Pollock Photorealist Massive scale portraits
“Leslie/Fingerprint” Close’s wife 1986 (20 th century) h: 54.2 by w: 40.5 in / h: 137.7 by w: 102.9 cm Contemporary / American Materials : Direct gravure Included in first solo exhibition
Gravure printing Gravure printing, also known as intaglio, is a high quality and expensive printing technique that uses direct contact between an etched copper plate and the paper. While the plate has a relatively high cost, this technique is the best way to print high quality, large volume materials such as brochures, magazines, annual reports and mail order catalogues. There are sheet-fed and roll-fed gravure printing processes; the latter is often called rotogravure.
Conflict It's like a car accident, in a way. There's a sense of calm; time slows down ‘ 1988 (mid-career) suffered seizure paralyzed from shoulder down Referred to this day as “The Event”
Recovery continued to paint on with a brush strapped onto his wrist with tape paralysis restricted his ability to paint as meticulously as before he adopted materials and techniques that did not lend themselves well to achieving a photorealistic effect
“Self Portrait” 2004-2005 Oil on canvas 102 by 86 One of many self portraits