Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Chuck Close | President Bill Clinton

This was painted by Chuck Close using oil on canvas in 2006. I chose this portrait of Bill Clinton because it was of a famous face that I immediately recognized. I like the technique Close used for this painting in working smaller images into one giant image. From a distance, it's easy to see that this is a portrait of Bill Clinton, but up close, you can see each individual square image that make up the bigger image. I like that various abstract shapes and colors are used in each grid that ultimately blend together. They give the painting a sort of watery texture.

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