Chuck Close, Jasper, oil on canvas, 259.1 x 213.4 cm, National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.
Annotated Source on Chuck Close
Ravin, James G., M.D. and Peter M. Odell M.D. “Pixels and Painting: Chuck Close and the Fragmented Image.” Archives of Ophthalmology 126, no. 8 (08, 2008): 1148. http://ezproxy.lib.davidson.edu/login?url=https://search.proquest.com/docview/231951755?accountid=10427.
This article most notably points Close’s image fragmentation and resulting contrast differences for the viewer, which are unique to Chuck Close’s portraits and help the study of both neurobiology and ophthalmology. Furthermore, it makes note of Chuck Close’s prosopagnosia (inability to recognize faces) and how that shapes his artwork. What differentiated this artistic source from the others was how it blended science and art together, much like Eric Kandel’s book Reductionism in Art and Brain Science.