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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. Chuck Close#Artist 70
Chuck Close#Artist 70
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. Chuck Close#Basically 59
Chuck Close#Basically 59
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. Chuck Close#Especially 54
Chuck Close#Especially 54
Sculpture occupies real space like we do... you walk around it and relate to it almost as another person or another object. Chuck Close#Almost 50
Chuck Close#Almost 50
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. Chuck Close#Uncategorized 22
Chuck Close#Uncategorized 22
All the fingerprint paintings are done without a grid. Chuck Close#Done 18
Chuck Close#Done 18
Sometimes I really want to paint somebody and I don't get a photograph that I want to work from. Chuck Close#Uncategorized 15
Chuck Close#Uncategorized 15
I'm plagued with indecision in my life. I can't figure out what to order in a restaurant. Chuck Close#Uncategorized 13
Chuck Close#Uncategorized 13
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. Chuck Close#Uncategorized 12
Chuck Close#Uncategorized 12
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. Chuck Close#amazing 11
Chuck Close#amazing 11
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