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Chuck Close

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Chuck Close
His Style
Pro-Realism - Using a process he came to describe as "knitting," Close created large-format Polaroids of models that he then recreated on large canvases
Throughout his career as an artist, Chuck Close has relied heavily on grids to create his large-scale portraits.
Pro-Realism
This early work was bold, intimate and up-front, replicating the particular details of his selected faces.
His pieces blurred the distinction between painting and photography in a way that had never been done before.
His techniques helped pave the way for the development of the inkjet printer.
Chuck Close
- A self portrait
Emma/Woodcut
2002
Chuck Close
More art pieces

Chuck Close
The Beginnings
Charles Thomas Close was born July 5, 1940, in Monroe, Washington
Close, who suffers from severe dyslexia, struggled in almost all phases of schoolwork except art.
Dyslexia makes it hard for someone to read, write, and spell.
Charles Thomas Close
Types of Contour Lines
This piece shows a variety of contour lines.
Close uses a a variety of these different lines.
Art Principles
Contour Lines
- Are lines that define the edges and surface ridges of an object and separate one area from another

Close's Artwork
By the late 1960s, Close and his photo-realist pieces were entrenched in the New York City art scene.
Chase painted artwork that depicted composer Philip Glass, choreographer Merce Cunningham and former President Bill Clinton.
His Childhood
At the age of eleven tragedy stuck, Close's parents both became ill and left him.
He knew at a very young age he wanted to become an artist.
Close eventually enrolled at the University of Washington, graduating in 1962 and immediately heading east to Yale to study for a Master of Fine Arts from the university's Art and Architecture School
Close Today
In 1988, Close again experienced the trauma of a severe health issue when he suffered the sudden rupture of a spinal artery.
In the immediate aftermath of the incident, Close was left almost entirely paralyzed.
Today, Close is confined to a wheelchair, but still continues to do what he loves to which is paint.
Bill Clinton.
Philip Glass
Foreground

The part of the picture plane that appears closest to the viewer.
Background
The part of the picture plane that seems to be farthest from the viewer.
Identifying Foreground and Background
Identify the foreground and background of each picture.
Color Value
The value is a measurement of the brightness of a colour.
The brighter a colour is, the higher is its value and the more light it emits.
Complementary Colors
Colors that are opposite each other on the color wheel.
Shades/Tints
- A shade is simply any color with
black
added.
- A tint is simply any color with
white
added.
Tints
Shades
Tints/
Shades
Art Principles

Contour Lines
Foreground
Background
Shades/Tint
Complementary Colors
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