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I was particularly interested in the work of Chuck Close who painted portraits of his friends and family, making monumental and classical works that are both bold in their simplicity as well as intangible since the images always appear as if they have been viewed through thick glass or are rippling on the surface of water.

In this way his subjects can seem like apparitions, dissolving and resolving when viewed from different distances.

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