©2012 Tim Kelly Artist
Who is Chuck Close?
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My Ode to Chuck:
Chuck often photographs his subject, then grids the photo. He reproduces the image as a large piece of artwork... grid square by grid square.
He uses shapes and colors to represent details and information within the image.
Mr. Close makes his large reproductions in many ways. He not only paints or draws. Chuck may finger paint or even use dyed pulp.
My favorite is a giant black & white, finger-painted reproduction of his mother-in-law. That piece hangs in the National Gallery in DC. It hooked me.
Using this style I have completed several portraits.
Click the below thumbnails to see each painting.
* I must confess that my art differs from Chuck's in relative scale (his work is generally massive), in subject (he most likely wouldn't paint a model smiling) and in the level of detail (I'm not Chuck).
click on below thumbnails to see each portrait