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After a few days break I will continue in my series “Realism in Art”
Another work of Chuck Close called Mark (1978 - 1979),
Acrylic on canvas. Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York.
You can see that this artwork needs an accurate research before you can determine if it is a photo or a painting.
I took this picture on the 1st August 2013 in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.
Chuck Close also painted a smaller version of Mark with pastel and watercolor on washed paper mounted on paper. (MOMA - New York)
Chuck Close is globally renowned for reinvigorating the art of portrait painting from the late 1960s to the present day, an era when photography had been challenging painting's former dominance in this area, and succeeding in steadily gaining critical appreciation as an artistic medium in its own right. Close emerged from the 1970s painting movement of Photorealism, also known as Super-Realism, but then moved well beyond its initially hyper-attentive rendering of a given subject to explore how methodical, system-driven portrait painting based on photography's underlying processes (over its superficial visual appearances) could suggest a wide range of artistic and philosophical concepts. In addition, Close's personal struggles with dyslexia and subsequently, partial paralysis, have suggested real-life parallels to his professional discipline, as though his methodical and yet also quite intuitive methods of painting are inseparable from his own daily reckoning with the body's own vulnerable, material condition.
Software: PaintShop Pro 19,00
Exposure Time: 1/160 sec
ISO Speed Ratings: 3200
Focal Length: 16 mm
Date Taken: 2013-08-01 14:33
Metering Mode: Pattern
Flash: Flash did not fire, compulsory flash mode
File Size: 1009 kb
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holmertz (59044) 2017-02-01 3:28
It would have been very funny if the woman studying the painting so carefully had herself been painted by Chuck Close. I suppose she is real, and you captured her perfectly. This is what I really call interaction between art and observer. When I go that close to a painting in a museum the guards sometimes get nervous.
macjake (72491) 2017-02-01 3:47
this type of art I dont' mind at all, in fact I enjoy it.
its amazing how the artist can paint something like this, it truly does look like a photograph.
I saw the exact same painting in Chicago.
nice to have the lady peer into it, and it gives a great sense of scale too. cool post
lousat (97515) 2017-02-01 4:21
Hi Rob,in effect is very difficult to understand if this is a pic or a peinture as you wrote,and the girl wathing the artwork in this way is like a metaphore...eheh...another very original post about curious artistic works,every time a great surprise and every time the best way to show us that. Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
pierrefonds (71077) 2017-02-01 4:47
You have captured the intensity of the person looking at the artwork. The point of view is showing the details of the painting. The light has a good effect on the colours. Have a nice day.
Fis2 (106292) 2017-02-01 6:11
Another very interesting scene from museum.
Excellent shot, good frame and colors.
Sergiom (88217) 2017-02-01 6:27
Assez intéressante cette photo où la jeune fille semble contempler l'intérieur du nez du modèle devant elle. Quand la curiosité l'emporte.
BennyV (20455) 2017-02-01 6:27
Een klassieker in het genre, Rob. Wat de vrouw doet, is heel herkenbaar voor al wie dergelijke kunstwerken al in 't echt gezien heeft. De framing met het zwart aan de kanten werkt hier wel...
papagolf21 (109194) 2017-02-01 6:54
Bonjour, cher ami Rob,
J'aime bien la jeune femme qui s'approche de la peinture pour être sûre de ne pas rêver !
Il faut reconnaître que le résultat est époustouflant.
Sujet passionnant que je suis avec beaucoup d'intérêt.
jhm (159925) 2017-02-01 7:36
U gaat gewoon door met de museum foto's.
Het is echt iets anders dan de klassieke landschappen of de gebouwen zoals we gewoon zijn om naar te kijken.
Wat er mooi bij komt is f-de interactie van de jonge dame beneden in de hoek.
Mooi foto werk, bedankt.
Net gezien Vanderpoel wint de Brico cross in Maldegem.
ikeharel (78229) 2017-02-01 7:54
Intriguing title, Rob, and still I wonder why and what to see there that this lady was so curious to take a close-range perspective?
Caught nicely that moment.
pajaran (65694) 2017-02-01 9:25
Lep pogled i trenutak, interesantan i dobar tekst ...
Dobar rad, lepo pokazano, dobar kontrast i ostrina, lepe boje, lepo uhvacen trenutak. Lepa slika, portret i trenutak sa posmatracem.
Prijatno vece i mirna noc, sve najbolje.
Beautiful view and the moment, interesting and good text ...
Good work, nice shown, good contrast and sharpness, beautiful colors, beautiful moment captured. Nice picture, a portrait of the observer and the moment.
Good evening and peaceful night, all the best.
danos (103094) 2017-02-01 11:06
nice the portrait of the man made by Chuck Close.I like the impressive expression of it with the visitor to making it even more attractive.
Silvio1953 (152867) 2017-02-01 11:15
Ciao Rob, lovely composition with fantastic painting, excellent clarity, fine details and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
PaulVDV (32599) 2017-02-01 11:48
Ik denk dat de jongedame test vanaf welk punt het alarm in werking treedt ... tenzij ze niet echt is maar eveneens een kunstobject.
Indien toch levend, heel knappe interactie tussen schilderij en bezoekster.
Vele groeten, Paul
Tue (43386) 2017-02-01 13:03
Het is ook zeker even goed kijken of het nu een schilderij of een foto is, want zelfs aan de spiegelingen in de bril zijn gedacht, dus de bezoekster die hier haar eigen onderzoek uitvoert is een belangrijk detail op de foto.
Royaldevon (43325) 2017-02-01 14:09
This is a fascinating shot, with such close interaction between art and spectator.
The portrait is quite amazing, not only because of its size but because of its accuracy.
I even wondered, for a second, if your camera was reflecting in his glasses, that's how good it is!
There is a curious reflection in the pupil; it looks like a sheep's head, though enlarging the shot doesn't clarify it!
Thanks for sharing this,
emka (106662) 2017-02-01 15:33
Hello Rob, I was worried that you haven't appeared recently. Another stunning composition with this superrealistic painting. Awesome view, difficult to believe it is not a photo. and of course, the girl looking at it with such an interest is crucial for the composition. I was thinng about the title like this to my photo with nuns in Louvre.
Kind regrad s MAlgo
Cricri (125818) 2017-02-04 10:35
Fantastique présentation, une œuvre d'art extraordinaire qui fait penser a une photo, ce qui doit se demander la dame , bon cadrage et couleurs
worldcitizen (9362) 2017-02-06 14:38
Maybe I'm wrong, but I remember this man from your gallery before! I wouldn't forget this face. :-) It's always fun to see people examining art, especially, when it's another person. I think my dad had a similar pair of glasses in the early 1980's. It's a fun view. By the way, thanks for adding my recent photo as a favorite. I'd also like to say that I enjoyed the video "The Netherlands Second" that recently started a series of similar videos from around Europe. ;-)
mkamionka (39937) 2017-02-09 11:56
very funny scene indeed. I think I would simply call it "curiosity". The lady adds so much joy to the scene and also some color especially with her blue backpack.
I like the attention to detail of the artist, even the teeth have a natural texture.
Very well done!!
jmdias (68615) 2017-03-17 2:08
I saw this one from others places.
in fact, if you weren't informed it is a painting you can think it is a photo, but with the information our eyes can identify it is not a photo.
PS: few time ago I was reading a text about history and a guy told most of Dutch don't know about dutch invasion of Brazil for 3 decades in the 17th century. he told this is taught in our schools and it was a very important event here, while in dutch schools this isn't informed. is it true?
- Copyright: Rob Zwemmer (alvaraalto) (20328)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-08-01
- Categories: Artwork
- Camera: Sony Nex 6
- Exposure: f/0.1, 1/21 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Pictures at an Exhibition II [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2017-02-01 3:05