Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Mark by Chuck Close

Mark by Chuck Close is an acrylic on canvas painting that took Close almost 14 months to complete in 1978-1979. It is currently at the MOMA in New York City. I have seen this portrait there and it is a very large portrait. The details on the painting are so vivid and life like it is truly an amazing piece of work. Chuck Close completed this portrait by using a series of layered airbrushing techniques, which he did to imitate a CMYK color printing. What I enjoy most about Chuck Close is that his name says it all with his artistic style. From far away you would see an ordinary painting and up close you see all the arrangements and details that compose of a humans face that are difficult to put onto paper other than a photograph. I enjoyed the realness and quirkiness of this painting and how normal yet detailed and complimentary the artist made it.

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