Chuck Close; Realism in art and design has been inspired by photography. Once upon a time painters tried to paint as real as they could, skills slowly improved and now people spend all their lives trying to create 'perfection' that resembles life; photography.
An artist and his scissors. what could be more beautiful? " There is nothing more difficult for a truly creative painter than to paint a rose, because before he can do so he has first to forget all the roses that were ever painted. " Henri Matisse