Sunday, April 19, 2009

These photographs of kate moss, express a sense of realism that makes the work seems powerful and eye catching. The lack of color in this photograph, makes it all the more striking, and proves that color, although enhancing, is not necessary to capture and sustain the viewers attention. The artist, Chuck Close, is classified as a photorealist, because of his ability to depict life as one sees it. It is interesting to note that he drew inspiration from Rembrandt, Caravaggio and Vermeer, who were all know for their depictions of mundane, everyday life, but credited for their ability to bring the scene to life.

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