Chuck Close’s Fanny Fingerpainting will blow your mind

While you may already know Chuck Close as that incredibly talented American artist who creates those huge photorealistic paintings, you may never have seen this mind-blowing piece. Called Fanny/Fingerpainting, it’s a beautiful portrait of Close’s wife’s late grandmother Fanny created with fingerprints! Created in 1985, the oil on canvas work represents one of the largest and most masterly executions of a technique the artist developed himself.

The process involves the direct application of pigment to a surface with the artist’s fingertips. Check out the images to see for you how surreal it all is. Image Credit: More info: Via: [The Pace Gallery], [The Art Observer] | Via : mymodernmet