Chuck Close Quotes


21 Chuck Close quotes:



"At the same time that I'm finding the color world I want, I'm also trying to make the imagery, you know, by the nature of the strokes themselves."
"I wasn't athletic, I couldn't catch a ball, I couldn't throw a ball, I had all kinds of physical limitations as well. So this was it."
"Part of the joy of looking at art is getting in sync in some ways with the decision-making process that the artist used and the record that's embedded in the work."
"I wanted to translate from one flat surface to another. In fact, my learning disabilities controlled a lot of things. I don't recognize faces, so I'm sure it's what drove me to portraits in the first place."
"I'm very learning-disabled, and I think it drove me to what I'm doing."
"You know, the way art history is taught, often there's nothing that tells you why the painting is great. The description of a lousy painting and the description of a great painting will very much sound the same."
"I love sculpture, and minimal sculpture is really my favorite stuff, but I wasn't very good at it, and I don't think in a three-dimensional way."
"I discovered about 150 dots is the minimum number of dots to make a specific recognizable person. You can make something that looks like a head, with fewer dots, but you won't be able to give much information about who it is."
"I always thought that one of the reasons why a painter likes especially to have other painters look at his or her work is the shared experience of having pushed paint around."
"Painting is the most magical of mediums. The transcendence is truly amazing to me every time I go to a museum and I see how somebody figured another way to rub colored dirt on a flat surface and make space where there is no space or make you think of a life experience."
"All the fingerprint paintings are done without a grid."
"Sometimes I really want to paint somebody and I don't get a photograph that I want to work from."
Author: Close Quotes Category: American Artist Quotes Painters And Painting Quotes
"I did some pastels and I did other pieces in which there was just basically one color per square, and then they would get bigger and I could get 2 or 3 colors into the square, and ultimately I just started making oil paintings."
"It doesn't upset artists to find out that artists used lenses or mirrors or other aids, but it certainly does upset the art historians."
"I'm plagued with indecision in my life. I can't figure out what to order in a restaurant."
"Sculpture occupies real space like we do... you walk around it and relate to it almost as another person or another object."
"What difference does it make whether you're looking at a photograph or looking at a still life in front of you? You still have to look."
"I think most paintings are a record of the decisions that the artist made. I just perhaps make them a little clearer than some people have."
"Most people are good at too many things. And when you say someone is focused, more often than not what you actually mean is they're very narrow."
"It's always a pleasure to talk about someone else's work."



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