If you missed the opening of Aleah Chapin’s exhibit at Flowers Galleries, then you need to get down to Chelsea ASAP. These huge oil paintings – figurative nudes – are unbelievably life-like. These are truly intimate works, lovingly rendered portraits of Aleah’s friends from her hometown of Seattle. Check out this video interview and then go see these works of this talented painter in person.
Showing at Lyons Wier Gallery are the icon-infused works of Long Island native Jeff Muhs. Aptly named The Origin of Nymphs, these large works are part of a larger series Muhs is developing entitled Another History. When approaching the Gallery, and at first glance, these luscious, richly-painted canvases seem to be enlarged, out-of-focus photographs of […]
In 2008, with the launch of TheGreatNude, we set about “recreating” famous Nudes to generate a some of our first videos. Here’s a re-release of one of our first of those videos, a Life-painting session where we attempt to recreate Botticelli’s “Birth of Venus” with my guest, italian artist Giorgio Casu. This is HANDY CAM pre-HD […]
Unfortunately, we live in a country of Absurdity and Hypocrisy. We voraciously consume porn videos and accept just about anything sexually provocative in our advertising and entertainment. Yet out of some kind of fear – or loathing – we cannot display a nude human depicted in paint. I do not understand this place. Scotty, beam […]