Chuck Close painted portraits from photographs. His early work was called Photorealism. These images are 7 by 9 feet tall and are not to flatter the subjects. His later work became more abstract. His method of gridding the photo became the base and was meant to enlarge the faces by exact ratios. In each square became another "little painting".
Inspired by this artist, students created a self-portrait and chose from Photorealism or abstraction.
Grids are an even ratio of 1:2. and students can decide how they want to shade or color in their faces.
Maine Learning Results and Performance Indicators:
A-1 Artist's Purpose: Research and explain how art and artist reflect
and shape their time and culture.
B-3 Making: Create a body of an orginal art work by demonstrating
sophisticated use of media, tools, techniques, and processes and
communicate a variety of ideas, feelings, and meanings.
E-1 The Arts and History and World Cultures: Analyze characteristic
and purposes of products of visual arts to understand history and/or