Humanities
California State University Chuck Closes Paintings Reflection Paper

California State University - Los Angeles

Question Description

I’m trying to learn for my Art class and I’m stuck. Can you help?

In 600-750 words, explain Close's approach to painting, and how his process makes his paintings more engaging for the viewer. Be sure to include direct references to specific areas of Close's paintings as you write your Reflection.

Chuck close: A portrait in progress Link https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=652&v=hRfe1skdQfA&feature=emb_title

  1. When Chuck Close states that his painting “transcends its physical reality," he means that the whole painting is greater than the sum of its parts. Describe the experience of seeing one of Close's paintings up close versus seeing it from a distance.
  2. Although Chuck Close paints portraits based on photographs, the finished paintings do not merely look like large photographs. Briefly describe Chuck Close's process of painting an image, and how the surfaces of his painting differ from that of a photograph.
  3. People today generally don't have optical experiences because most of their visual experiences passively occur while watching commercial media. Explain how Close's process of painting results in images that provide more engaging optical experiences for the viewer.


Student has agreed that all tutoring, explanations, and answers provided by the tutor will be used to help in the learning process and in accordance with Studypool's honor code & terms of service.

Final Answer

hello, here is the complete assignment. In case you need help with the edits and
future assignments, I will be available to help. Otherwise, goodbye for
now. Stay safe

Running head: REFLECTION ON CHUCK CLOSE’S PAINTINGS

Reflection on Chuck Close’s Paintings
Student’s Name
Institution Affiliations

1

REFLECTION ON CHUCK CLOSE’S PAINTINGS

2

Reflection on Chuck Close’s Paintings
Question 1
The video Chuck Close: A Portrait in Progress suggests a different view of a portrait depending
on whether the view is up close or distant. Therefore, an up-close look of one of Chuck Close’s
paintings such as the Big Self Portrait seems difficult to take in and scan because of the
ambiguous landscape characteristics in the image. However, the same image appears like a highresolution photograph from a distance. Besides, th...

ProfHenryM (16571)
UT Austin

Anonymous
Top quality work from this tutor! I’ll be back!

Anonymous
Just what I needed… fantastic!

Anonymous
Use Studypool every time I am stuck with an assignment I need guidance.

Studypool
4.7
Trustpilot
4.5
Sitejabber
4.4