Not Even Close Portraits

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Not Even CloseNot Even Close
Grid-Based Self Portraits

ART 200, Winter 2009
Wilson Library, 3 Central
February 23 to March 11

Painting students mixed thousands of slightly shifting colors in a project based on the work of artist Chuck Close. Working with pictures they took of one another, students matched colors one unit at a time from photo to canvas, creating intricate self-portraits.

While the paintings technically tackle optical color mixing problems, they also reflect on perceptual psychology: how information is synthesized, how scale and proximity influence recognition.

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