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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 ...

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“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

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from Co.Design

After Decades Of Pixel Painting, Chuck Close Goes Truly Digital

This is a Chuck Close Self-Portrait made in 2010. I like this because of the fragmented pieces and colors he creates to make on big self portrait from a distance.

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

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Chuck Close - I really like the way every square have different colours but have the same colour schemes to make a face.

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

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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.

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from My Modern Met

Chuck Close's Unbelievable Fingerpainting Portrait

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

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

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Cave to Canvas, Chuck Close in his studio working on the painting...

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