Face2: Art 220 Portraits

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Face2 Face2: Grid-Based Self-Portraits
ART 220, Fall 2008

Wilson Library, 3 Central

Based on the work of Chuck Close, the process of creating the self portraits for this beginning painting class required students to take close-up photos of each other, and to create a grid on the photo and on their canvas.

Next, the image was transferred to the canvas unit by unit, mixing a different color for every unit. They have to average colors when different colors occur in the same unit.

Most paintings have one to three thousand units - an incredibly sophisticated optical color-mixing exercise. It is at the same time a reflection on how an image is constructed digitally.

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