Charles Thomas "Chuck" Close (born July 5, 1940) is an American painter, artist and photographer who achieved fame as a photorealist, through his massive-scale portraits. In contemporary art, the term "photorealism", "photo-realism" or "photographic realism", describes a style of highly detailed 20th century realist painting in which the artist attempts to replicate an image from a photograph in all its microscopic exactness. Chuck Close is an American artist known for his large-scale Photorealist portraits. His portraits are massive-scaled (shown in row 3, right) and are high-focused as well. The picture on the left is a full view of the painting and on the right is a detailed view of the eye. Chuck Close is known as much for his detailed representation of the human face as for his subsequent deconstruction of it. Unless otherwise noted, all artwork reproduced courtesy the artist, Pace Prints, and Pace Gallery.

Close also creates photo portraits using a very large format camera.

Summary of Chuck Close. Oct 29, 2013 - This Pin was discovered by Handmaidn. From The Broad Collection: Chuck Close, John, 1971-72, acrylic on gessoed canvas, The Eli and Edythe L. Broad Collection. Discover (and save!) your own Pins on Pinterest

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Sep 6, 2017 - Explore listensmile's board "Chuck Close paintings" on Pinterest. Other aritsts known for their photorealism paintings include Robert Cottingham, Malcolm Morley, Chuck Close, Robert Cottingham, Tom Blackwell, Eric Scott, Richard McLean, Don Eddy, Ralph Goings, Charles Bell, John Sat, and Mike Gorman. Mark (1978-1979) Mark is a photorealist painting that took 14 months for Chuck Close to complete.It is located in the Metropolitan Museum of Art and is an acrylic on canvas.

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Chuck Close is globally renowned for reinvigorating the art of portrait painting from the late 1960s to the present day, an era when photography had been challenging painting's former dominance in this area, and succeeding in steadily gaining critical appreciation as an artistic medium in its own right.

Richard Estes, Chuck Close, and Ralph Goings were some of the first to attempt exact replication of photographic imagery, and as a result, are often thought of as the founders of the movement. - Characteristics.

Photorealism was a primarily American art movement that emerged in the late 1960s and flourished in the 1970s. © 2014–2016 Chuck Close. An outgrowth of Pop Art, Photorealism is most closely associated with artists who replicate the highly-focused look of well-composed, sharply-focused photographs, such as Chuck Close… Self-Portrait (1997) by Chuck Close Museum of Modern Art, New York. Chuck Close is an American artist known for his large-scale Photorealist portraits.

He constructs the paintings through a grid system, in where each square on the canvas corresponds with a squared off cell on the reference photograph. In 1964 he was awarded a Fulbright grant to attend the Akademie der Bildenen Kunste (Academy of Fine Arts) in Vienna, where he first began his signature style of painting from photographs. View Chuck Close’s 1,288 artworks on artnet. Close often paints abstract portraits of himself and others, which hang in collections internationally. Chuck Close: Big Self Portrait 'Big Self Portrait', (1967-68) acrylic on canvas (107.5"x83.5") 'Big Self-Portrait', a massive 9ft high painting of a head around fifty times life-size, characterizes Chuck Close…

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Chuck Close - Photorealist Chuck Close is an American contemporary artist, who uses photography and painting to achieve photorealism. Chuck Close took an arts degree from the University of Washington in Seattle, after which, he received a Masters in Fine Art from Yale University. See available prints and multiples, photographs, and works on paper for sale and learn about the artist. Photorealism emerged in the late 1960s, building on Pop art and Minimalist movements that preceded it.