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1 Chuck Close Using a grid to enlarge artworks and images

2 Keywords for Students Photorealism Value Tint Shade Monochromatic Painting gridding

3 Value Value is the lightness or darkness of a hue or neutral color. A value scale is the range of values from black to white and light to dark. Tint is the light value of a color made by mixing with white. Shade is the darkness of a color; may be achieved by adding black.

4 Who is Chuck Close? Born 1940 American Painter, Printmaker He began studying art when he was about ten years old. He is best known for his monumential, detailed paintings of portrait heads

5 His Works

6 Big Self Portrait 1967-68 Acrylic on canvas 107 1/2 x 83 1/2" Walker Art Center, Minneapolis.

7 Dorthea 1995 Oil on canvas, 102 x 84" The Museum of Modern Art

8 Georgia 1984 Handmade paper, 56 x 45" Signed, lower right

9 Fanny / Fingerpainting 1985 oil on canvas 102 x 84 x 2 1/2 in. National Gallery of Art

10 Self Portrait 1997 Oil on canvas 102 x 84" Private collection, New York.

11 Lyle 2002 147-color silk screen 65 1/2 x 53 7/8 in. Metroplitan Museum of Art, NY

12 His Methods

13 He begins each new work with an extreme close-up, usually of a face, taped to a board. The photograph is then squared so it can be enlarged and transferred by hand to canvas. He has painted in thousands of tiny airbrush bursts, thumbprints, or looping multi-color brushstrokes. The enormity of the completed painting magnifies each realistic detail of the subject's appearance, including wrinkles and freckles.

14 Maquette for April 1990 Polaroid Polacolor ER print with tape, ink, and paint, mounted to foamcore Image: 20 x 24 in. Getty Museum, LA Along the right-hand border of this image, Close tested a range of paint colors in an attempt to find the appropriate balance for the painting.

15 Self-Portrait 2000 40 in. x 30 in. x 1/4 in. Polaroid with tape, ink, and oil, mounted on board Collection SFMOMA Notice the grid drawn on top of the image!!

16 Self Portraits / Scribble / Etching Portfolio 2001 18 1/4 in. x 15 1/4 in. etching on paper Collection SFMOMA This art work is monochromatic!!

17 gridding

18 The assignment As a class create a monumential portrait Each student will paint a value scale and a monochromatic scale The class will select a cultural icon to depict The image will be gridded in 2 inch sections Each student will be assigned one section to grid onto a 12” square sheet of paper each student will paint one monochromatic section using

19 Resourses and Credits htm htm m m

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