Chuck Close

Chuck Close creates photo-realistic portrait paintings of people that seem to be very realistic and detailed. However, once you look closer the painting is actually created by small individual paintings within grids. Each and every grid could even be a painting in itself, but they are combined together to create shade and shadow that resembles a face.

Overall I find this technique of painting unique as I don't see any other artist doing this and it is striking to me, therefore I will remember this artist's work. I think that it is an effective use of technique, partly because of the large scales of the paintings too.

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