Faces To Remember

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At the Denver Art Museum we learned about Chuck Close an artist that had a mental disability that caused him to not be able to remember people’s faces.

At the Denver Art Museum we learned about Chuck Close an artist that had a mental disability that caused him to not be able to remember people’s faces. In order to do this he would paint their faces and relate the features on their face to the painting.

In the Museum we saw a photograph that was a giant portrait of himself that was taken in 1987. The picture was split in two and were unbalanced squares that were kind of connected. In order to get this photograph they had to use a giant camera that is bigger than a refrigerator and took three men to man and the lens were as big as a human head.

The reason that chuck did this was so he could remember how he looked because he thought he knew how he looked, but he wasn’t sure so he took a picture of himself.