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    Chuck Close Photorealism

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    Chuck Close is a famous artist who draws huge portraits which he also uses photorealism (photorealism is a genre of art that ecompasses painting, drawing and other graphic media, in which an artist studies a photograph and then attempts to reproduce the image as realistically as possible in another medium). He is known for using that method on real life photographs. Chuck Close was born on July 5, 1940, in Monroe, Washington. Yes, Chuck close is still alive. In fact, he is about 76 years old. His parents were Leslie Durward Close, and Mildred Wagner Close. Chuck Close only has one brother, and his name is Martin Close. Chuck’s hobbies are literally just painting. He says that he doesn’t really paint the face, he just uses symbols that help him see and draw the face he was studying. Chuck’s later years in his art career, was now he can’t pain with one hand, so he paints with two hands. When he was just a little bit younger in his ages, he was diagnosed with face blindness and dyslexia. Which means that if…

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    He continued his education to Yale and studied for a Master of Fine Arts at the Art and Architecture School there. Yale helped change his focus to photorealism. In the late 1960’s Close’s photo realism were ingrained in New York city. In 1969 one of his most known art pieces was shown, this was his portrait of composer Philip Glass. By the time the 1970’s rolled around his artwork could be found in some of the world’s finest galleries. He was also considered one of America’s best contemporary…

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    Tattoo History Essay

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    Even though tattoos have a long history in many countries and races of people, they have not always been accepted in America. Most people associated early tattoos with freak shows, sailors, prisoners, biker gangs or outsiders that didn’t care about fitting in with mainstream society. Today, it’s common to see people of all races, gender and ages wearing one or more tattoos. There are many types and each type represents something unique about the individual or why they chose it. Tattoos are a…

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    Mcdonald's Pickup

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    styles is Photorealism which is “create representational images, including pen and ink, pastels, and prints, in the 1980s and beyond” according to Arthistory.net website. The style started in the 1960s with Minimalism and Pop Art and put it together. First of all, the artists began with a camera to take a picture then create their art with pen, ink, and other media to create their own art. One artist, Ralph Goings who painted McDonalds Pickup in 1970 which has an old-fashioned car with bright…

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    Quadriplegic life affected his life greatly, but he never let it stop him from doing what he loves. It actually pushed him to try new things and advance his art style. III. Close’s “Self-Portrait” was made after his accident (Chuck Close: A Portrait in Progress, 1998). It was far more abstract than the previous self-portrait he had made before. Before the event, he used a specific airbrush technique, but after, he focused more on square mixing and how the eye mixes colors from far away. His…

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    Ivy Bonneville Hr. 2 Day: 1 Grade:8 Chuck Close Writing Chuck Close is an amazing well known artist, that over the years has created many unique and admired pieces. Close was born July 5, 1940 and lived in Monroe Washington with his mother and father. Sadly when Chuck was only 11 years old he lost his father, and not long after his mother became sick with breast cancer. Though Chuck went through hard times he did not let it stop him from doing what…

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    colors to create the opposite effect. The most outstanding colors in the painting are shades of dark blue and grey, which are used to create the sky. This makes the piece feel very cold and harsh. The main colors used on the ground are all different shades of brown. The greens in the painting are mostly dark and murky, except for the roof of the larger shed, which is made up of bright shades of green. The roof almost serves as an oasis amidst the apocalyptic elements in the rest of the piece As…

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    about normal people and gifted people, who are above the law. The main character thinks he is above the law and he has the right to commit immoral acts because he is pursuing greatness, and that could be another parallel to the tsar because of his leadership position and his comfort with breaching moral code (when he was about to execute innocent philosophers and intellectuals, and when he stifled harmless literature study). Because of Dostoyevsky's arrest and time spent in labor camp, this…

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    Since the beginning of modernism in the 18th we start seeing art in different ways. It rejected the ideals of traditionalism allowing artist to expand outside their horizons to different mediums and techniques. From there forward we see all types of styles such as impressionism, minimalism, abstract, photorealism, pop art and more. Just like photography, dance is becoming more and more popular in the art industry. The acknowledgment that it has received recently its immense that dance is now a…

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    Chuck Close “Art saved my life.” This quote is from Chuck Close, a famous artist who paints photorealism, a type of art genre where an artist attempts to reproduce images as realistically as possible, and is of whom this essay is about. Now, I’m not writing about Close because he is dead, oh no, he is very much alive at the age of 76 years. No, the real reason I’m writing about him is that he is an amazing artist and overcome many this and that it was he who was picked by my teacher for the…

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