Chuck Close's Torso Diptych


Chuck Close is well known for his monumental portraits rendered with exquisite, exacting realism from photographic sources. He's become famous for his rigorous, gridded application of individual color squares, creating highly realistic images from afar. This piece is called "Untitled Torso Diptych," an uncharacteristic medium for Close. Taken in 2012, this is a Woodburytype, one out of an edition of ten. Close captures the stunning image of a nude body, rendered in a distressed, desaturated composition. Though not his normal style, Close demonstrates his love of beauty and skilled hand with this piece.