Art & Design

Chuck Close Captures Scarlett Johansson, Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts and More Without Makeup for Vanity Fair

Art & Design

Chuck Close Captures Scarlett Johansson, Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts and More Without Makeup for Vanity Fair

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Chuck Close, the iconic American artist, is well known for his photo-realistic paintings that look like photographs. For the Hollywood issue of Vanity Fair, Close has taken a series of photos that look like paintings of his that would look like photos, except they are photos, if you’re still following. In portraits of celebrities like Brad Pitt, Scarlet Johansson, Oprah, Jessica Lange, Julia Roberts, Sean Penn, George Clooney, Kate Winslet, and others, Close peels away the layers of artifice to reveal, well, a different type of artifice underneath. Scarjo still looks cute as a button though, does’t she?

See a few of the photos above, and find more here. (h/t Complex)