Chuck Close
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When Close moved into color in the early '70s, he used a three-color separation process much like that of a commercial printing press. Beginning with a layer of cyan, Close added successive layers of magenta and yellow to build his paintings into hyper-realistic portraits, mostly of his family and friends. Pictured at right is the novelist Linda Rosenkrantz Finch.



Acrylic and pencil on canvas
108 x 84"
Akron Art Museum

Linda / Eye Series V
(Magenta, Cyan and Yellow)

Watercolor on paper
30 x 22 1/2" (each)
The Art Institute of Chicago

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