Chuck Close: Self-Portrait. Celebrated as one of the most influential figurative painters of our time, Chuck Close has remained a vital presence by focusing exclusively on portraiture, a genre often under-recognized in contemporary art. Since the 1960s, Close has used his inimitable style of realistic painting to portray a wide range of ...

Chuck Close: Self-Portrait. Celebrated as one of the most influential figurative painters of our time, Chuck Close has remained a vital presence by focusing exclusively on portraiture, a genre often under-recognized in contemporary art. Since the 1960s, Close has used his inimitable style of realistic painting to portray a wide range of ...

“Inspiration is for amateurs. The rest of us just show up and get to work. If you wait around for the clouds to part and a bolt of lightening to strike you in the brain, you are not going to make an awful lot of work. All the best ideas come out of the process; they come out of the work itself.”  ― Chuck Close

“Inspiration is for amateurs. The rest of us just show up and get to work. If you wait around for the clouds to part and a bolt of lightening to strike you in the brain, you are not going to make an awful lot of work. All the best ideas come out of the process; they come out of the work itself.” ― Chuck Close

Project #2 Me, Myself and I Chuck Close Shows how artist can represent identity in different ways and mediums.  He has a unique style in showing identity.

Project #2 Me, Myself and I Chuck Close Shows how artist can represent identity in different ways and mediums. He has a unique style in showing identity.

Chuck Close painting. It may not be beautiful to you...but the detail of his painting is a beautiful thing.

Chuck Close painting. It may not be beautiful to you...but the detail of his painting is a beautiful thing.

Chuck Close - Kara Walker [NOTE: He is pretty cool, isn't he?]

Chuck Close - Kara Walker [NOTE: He is pretty cool, isn't he?]

Chuck Close's Unbelievable Fingerprint Portrait--Would be an interesting collaborative project for students/art teachers

Chuck Close's Unbelievable Fingerprint Portrait--Would be an interesting collaborative project for students/art teachers

Chuck Close, Keith on ArtStack #chuck-close #art

Chuck Close, Keith on ArtStack #chuck-close #art

Chuck  Close    Google Image Result for http://th09.deviantart.net/fs70/PRE/i/2010/288/7/7/selfportrait_chuck_close_style_by_sarah858-dtgikm.jpg

Chuck Close Google Image Result for http://th09.deviantart.net/fs70/PRE/i/2010/288/7/7/selfportrait_chuck_close_style_by_sarah858-dtgikm.jpg

Self Portrait - Chuck Close, 1976-77. Watercolor on paper on canvas

Self Portrait - Chuck Close, 1976-77. Watercolor on paper on canvas

Mind.Blown.   Now go here http://www.pacegallery.com/newyork/exhibitions/12548/chuck-close to see the painting of "Phil" (most of us know him as the composer Philip Glass) that this is a closeup of.  Then stroll over to http://www.chuckclose.com/ for a picture of how he works and the scale of these paintings.  Then go to http://www.biography.com/people/chuck-close-9251491 and learn about him.  Be amazed, and if you already knew about him, pity those of us who didn't.

Mind.Blown. Now go here http://www.pacegallery.com/newyork/exhibitions/12548/chuck-close to see the painting of "Phil" (most of us know him as the composer Philip Glass) that this is a closeup of. Then stroll over to http://www.chuckclose.com/ for a picture of how he works and the scale of these paintings. Then go to http://www.biography.com/people/chuck-close-9251491 and learn about him. Be amazed, and if you already knew about him, pity those of us who didn't.

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