Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Big Self-Portrait (1968) - Chuck Close

I chose this painting by Chuck Close because the first time I looked at it I thought it was a photograph. Close was able to paint such little details in his self portrait with such accuracy that it practically looks like a photograph. He was able to show single strands of hair from the hair on his scalp, chest and mustache, as well as the stubble on his face. I also think it is neat that he was able to capture certain details such as the reflection of light on the lens of his glasses and the smoke coming from his cigarette.

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