Chuck close biography for kids

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Chuck Close: Face Book by Chuck Close

Are you into art are reading? If you answered yes then Chuck Close Face book, is a perfect book for you it give you that side of art that you may love. This is a autography type of book that show you (the reader)the artist chuck point of view in art and why he became a artist in the first place.

This story take place in the childhood of chuck close. Chuck close is a about a man telling his life story and why he does what he does, chuck is a artist and all ways wanted to be since he was a little boy now the problem which is also the conflict of his life is that when he was growing up in the 1940s and the 1950s was ditnosted with dyslexia and also had prosopagnosia which is called face blindnesswhich makes you not remember faces or names.Chuck not being able to do go in school not knowing his math or anything is called person vs society because he had to deal with his class mates and his teachers.

I was surprised that the author Chuck was going through a lot of problems but yet he was still able to become a wonderful artist that he is now for example he could not remember faces and what he did was paint faces so he could remember them and I like the way he kind of related everything that he couldnt do but did them with art like he wasnt really good at social studies so when he would have to present he would draw out a time line and paint the stuff that they ate .he would relate the things that he cant do and made it to what he can do and I really like that about Chuck.

One thing I really did not like about the book was that it kinda waited to the last minute to tell you why he would draw people not smiling but then again I kind of liked it because then youre just like youre just reading reading even if its boring or just reading over and over just to get to that one part that you like which is why he didnt paint people smiling and I think thats why he put it at the end but being a kid I want to know that first cuz then Im just like reading it and I want to see it but I really like that the author has that good attention grabber in there.

I give this book a 5 because I like the way goes great details I like the way it gots a good attention grabber that makes me want to continuously read and I like the way that the book was created as an interview with him like everything written in the book was what he had to say and I really like that about the book and I would recommend this book to anyone who is interested in art and kind of have that disability and something that you cant do and read this book so then you know that you can relate it to something that you can do and kind of problem solve just like Chuck Close.
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CHUCK CLOSE - SOHO Stories by Paul Tschinkel

Have you ever visited an art gallery or museum and found yourself staring at a massive portrait of a face? If you are anything like me and the answer is yes, then chances are you were staring at a Chuck Close. If your answer is no, then you should put it on your bucket list.
Chuck Close

Chuck Close

He is best known for his large-scale Photo-realist portraits. While teaching at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst —67 , he gradually rejected the elements of Abstract Expressionism that had initially characterized his work. He reproduced and magnified both the mechanical shortcomings of the photograph—blurriness and distortion—and the flaws of the human face: bloodshot eyes, broken capillaries, and enlarged pores. To make his paintings, Close superimposed a grid on the photograph and then transferred a proportional grid to his gigantic canvases. He then applied acrylic paint with an airbrush and scraped off the excess with a razor blade to duplicate the exact shadings of each grid in the photo.

United States Photography , Photorealism , Painting. A major figure of the 20th and 21st-century painting, Chuck Close is an American artist known for his monumental portraits which are rendered with exquisite realism taken from photographic sources. His large-scale pieces are some of the greatest examples photorealism has to offer from its artistic arsenal. Playing with ideas of scale, color and form, Close has become additionally famous for his fabulous compositions which, although abstract up close, form unified and highly lifelike images when looked from afar.

He makes massive-scale photorealist portraits. Close often paints abstract portraits of himself and others, which hang in collections internationally. Close also creates photo portraits using a very large format camera.
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Chuck Close was born on July 5, , in Monroe, Washington. Suffering from severe dyslexia, Close did poorly in school but found solace in making art. After earning his MFA from Yale in , Close took his place atop the American art world by creating large-scale, photorealist portraits that have creatively blurred the distinction between photography and painting. The son of artistic parents who showed great support of their boy's early creative interests, Close, who suffers from severe dyslexia, struggled in almost all phases of schoolwork except art. He was not terribly popular in school, and his problems were furthered by a neuromuscular condition that prevented him from playing sports. For the first decade of his life, Close's childhood was more or less stable. But when he was 11, tragedy struck, when his father died and his mother fell ill with breast cancer.

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Chuck Close is a modern American artist who has achieved international recognition for his large scale portraits. He was instrumental in reviving the art of portraiture as a credible subject matter at a time when figurative art looked dead in the water. The history of Western art has evolved by artists either developing the art of previous generations or reacting against it. Like many young artists he explored the established visual language of the day which he absorbed into his work but eventually rejected in his search for a personal style. He began to work on large scale monochrome portraits in a Photorealist style, although the term had not yet been invented.

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