Thursday, January 3, 2008

The Chuck Close Exhibit

Today's drawing inspired by a visit to the Chuck Close Exhibit at the Portland Art Museum. Wonderful to see so much about the process of his printmaking . . . He was a photorealistic painter, started with close-ups of faces, used a grid to break it up and enlarge it while maintaining the perspective. His later work showed the grid , even emphasizing it and using it as a compositional element. He also used different types of marks - scribbles, circles, even fingerprints - and frequently vivid color to create the images.

2 comments:

Michael5000 said...

I like this one....

Bridget B. said...

Hmmm . . . it's a bit quilty, eh?

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