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Chuck Close (Cv/Visual Arts Research Book 177) [Kindle Edition]

Edward Lucie-Smith

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Book Description

Cv/VAR Series 177 publishes a study by the celebrated art historian and writer Edward Lucie-Smith of the leading American artist Chuck Close. Finding his early impetus in the photorealistic works by Richard Estes, as well as the surface shocks of Jackson Pollock's 'Tachiste' paintings, Chuck Close developed his own, highly resolved 'heads' (his preferred term to portraits), which are worked on a massive scale. Close is as much preoccupied with process as description, charting an intricate exchange between painting and the pixellated images of his subjects. Despite suffering a disabling spinal aneurism in 1988, the artist has continued to forge a monumental body of work in a variety of media: paintings, drawings, prints and photographs, of potent and original effect.

Charles Thomas "Chuck" Close (born July 5, 1940) is an American painter and photographer who achieved fame as a photorealist, through his massive-scale portraits. Though a catastrophic spinal artery collapse in 1988 left him severely paralyzed, he has continued to paint and produce work that remains sought after by museums and collectors. Close currently lives and works in New York's West Village and in Bridgehampton, New York.

The Author: Edward Lucie-Smith has published more than more than sixty books about art, chiefly but not exclusively about contemporary work. A number of his art books, among them Movements in Art since 1945 , Visual Arts of the 20th Century, A Dictionary of Art Terms and Art Today are used as standard texts throughout the world. Movements in Art since 1945, first published in 1969, has been continuously in print since that date. He has been curator of a number of international exhibitions and is curator of the Bermondsey Project Space in London SE1

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Born 1944 Jamaica. Internationally renowned scholar, poet and historian. Sixt books include landmark titles of the 1960s, now standard works.

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  • File Size: 97 KB
  • Print Length: 36 pages
  • Publisher: Cv Publications; 1st edition (April 9, 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
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