J.J. Gittes

20.00"W x 16.00"H x 0.8"D

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Chuck Duncan


Medium: Painting

Subject Tags: mountains, portrait, forties, film noir, film, movies, mystery art, mystery, hollywood, acrylic, roman polanski, jack nicholson, detective

Media: acrylic on canvas

Size: 20"W x 16"H x 0.75"D

Year Created: 2016

This is Jack Nicholson's character in the 1974 film, Chinatown. I like the film noir mood and mystery of the scene.

I've always enjoyed drawing and painting. As a child, I made drawings and paintings of landscapes, cartoons, and images from movies. Also, I drew maps and mazes. After graduating from college (Emory University), I followed my interest in art. I studied graphic design and screenprinting. I'm interested in art history, particularly the Post-Impressionists and the art that followed in the twentieth century. Pop art and poster art influenced me, too. I like seeing how type can be used. In the 1970's, my screen-printed mazes were published in the maze book series by Troubador Press. I created these using hand-cut film stencils. Now, I make mazes digitally. I divide my time between commercial art (making designs for promotional products) and working on my own ideas. Lately, I've done more acrylic painting and drawing with pen or pencil. Also, I'm thinking about ways to use photography with my art. I enjoy using Photoshop and Illustrator. In addition to art history, I'm interested in the history of movies. I get many of my images and ideas there. I also like listening to jazz and think of visual art as another way of improvising themes.

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