By working in an extremely large scale, Close forces his viewers to focus on details they might otherwise ignore in a photograph. Close shows EVERYTHING he sees! This includes body hair, scars, and imperfections.
Chuck Close makes his enormous portraits using the grid-method of enlargement. By using a grid, Close ensures that his portraits maintain their photo-realist qualities!
This portrait, by Chuck Close, is made entirely of fingerprint s!
After a successful art career that spanned 25 years, Chuck Close became paralyzed and feared that he might never make art again. Then, he had a new idea that helped him achieve even greater success in his art career! Tragedy Strikes…..
Spinal artery collapse resulted in Close being confined to a wheelchair and left him with limited motion of his arms….but it didn’t keep him from painting!
Your task: You will create a self-portrait using the grid method Create value using line, pattern, and simulated texture Show that you understand the works of Chuck Close Use a high level of craftsmanship to create a finished artwork!