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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.
(http://www.theartstory.org/artist-close-chuck.htm)

Make: SONY
Model: NEX-6
Software: PaintShop Pro 19,00
Exposure Time: 1/160 sec
F-Stop: f/4.0
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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