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The Graphic Art of Chuck Close on Display at Greenwich's Bruce Museum
If you've ever encountered a large-scale portrait painting by Chuck Close, you've probably been under its spell. From afar, the image is stunningly lifelike, but the closer you get the more the illusion disintegrates into a colorful grid of donuts, ovals, squares, diamonds and pyramids. The effect is visually very pleasurable, and may lead to a private tango with the work, in which you take steps forward and back to find the point where it flips.
By Sarah Fritchey
October 23, 2013