I’ve always found this painting by Andrew Wyeth fascinating. Not so much because it is a beautiful painting, and presents us with one of the most mysterious models that is familiar to most Americans. I found this painting most interesting because it presents us with a young woman that obviously has a disability that expresses […]
This interesting video from Redhoot came to me through Vimeo. I contacted the producer behind this video and asked him for an short interview: JW: What inspired you to create the visual approach to this music video? Redhoot: The theme of granularity; which is also relevant in the technology used in the images and music, […]
This is our first session together and I am working with the iPad to do some quick sketches, chat, and get acquainted with each other. I spent an hour working on these three drawings. I started with a portrait of Sweet Pea’s face, then did two quick 20 minute sketches of her seated on a […]
(1452-1519): An Italian High Renaissance Painter and Inventor, Leonardo was a Florentine Renaissance man, a genius, an artist in all media, an architect, a brilliant military engineer. And perhaps the most brilliantly creative man in European history.
These three paintings are from the “Shared Spaces” series that I began in the mid-nineties. There’s many psychological and intimate portraits in that collection, people I know, couples, pairs. It’s mostly drawings, but the origin of this series were these several figurative works painted exclusively in “Pthalo” Blue and Ultra-Marine acrylics. The larger works are […]
This painting entitled “5 Gods Wrestle with Existence” (1992) is part of a series of works focused on Religion and the True Nature of Man. This image is set like a stage, with Jerusalem in the center, and it is about the nature of love and desire for human connectivity in a time of spiritual discovery and religious conflict. […]
Mexico is a very conservative country, and the use of The Nude is a provocative statement in Mexican culture. With that in mind, Mexican photographer Édgar Olguín has published a series of photographs taken as part of a project to protest the killings of 43 Mexican student protestors last fall at the hands of a local government, who […]
A newly released study claims that 2 meter-heigh bronze statues of nude men riding panthers are by Michelangelo Buonerroti. Known ever since as the “Rothschild bronzes,” they will soon be on view at Cambridge University’s Fitzwilliam Museum. If this is correct, they will be the only known surviving bronze works by Michelangelo.
This is my second workshop with the Art Students League of NY. The first workshop was last September, 2014. The school is working at developing educational programming for several digital art making tools, and I hope to see “Figure Drawing with the iPad” become a regular offering soon. This year’s class at the Art […]
As one of the supporting sponsors of the FRIDGE ART FAIR (Miami, Dec. 2014 edition) TheGreatNude presenting several Life Drawing Events in Miami during Art Basel Week. Jeffrey Wiener, Artist and Publisher of figurative arts website TheGreatNude.tv set up an DJ-style Booth with multiple screens projecting Digital Art created live from his iPad during Fridge Art Fair’s After-Party at Little Havana’s […]
TGN: Hi Lynn. Thanks for speaking with us. It’s always nice seeing one of the artists with their work in an exhibit like this. Your work really stood out for me, as it was a interesting interpretation of the subject of this show: Prayer. Could you tell us how you get involved with CARAVAN’s project and […]
AMEN: A PRAYER FOR THE WORLD is on exhibit in New York at the Cathedral of St. John the Devine, now through November 23rd. It is one of the artistic programs of CARAVAN, which was started in 2009 in Cairo, Egypt as an interfaith arts festival, and which has since grown into a global effort to encourage bridge-building […]
JW: Hi Peregrine, it’s great to see you have a new show of works on exhibit now at Haw Contemporary. I love the image you sent me of the work new that you wanted to discuss. It is so delicate and intimate. Can you tell me the impetus behind this group of new paintings and […]
Carisha is an athletic, swedish-looking model who exudes an innocence and flair for fun that is obvious in her modeling work. Here in these photos, Carisha strikes poses that suggest she’s fishing for something. These are great reference shots for poses that are at least natural.
After 6 years and 70 video uploads, TheGreatNude YouTube Channel Hits 10 Million views! Fans of the Figurative Arts can be proud to have their own channel on YouTube, a popular arts program backed by a subscription-based video magazine that features a Galleries for Members of the Artist Registry. With their videos of exhibitions and events, […]
Redesigning TheGreatNude.tv as the “Figurative Arts Network” (Starring the Artists of the Registry) I’ve been designing websites for over 20 years now, and through my marketing firm Dangerous Media, I now produce and manage online marketing, advertising, and social media for all kinds of clients. When I decided to create an “Artists’ Website” back in 2007, I did so […]
I have been drawing all my life, and I still jump at the chance to draw from a live model. Like many practitioners of “Life Drawing”, over the years I have collected a broad set of tools and techniques for capturing that moment on paper. And for most of my life, soft-leaded pencils and textured paper […]
TheGreatNude Invitational was our first major exhibition featuring 27 international artists, working in traditional and contemporary styles and mediums, all on display on 2 floors of the Roger Smith Hotel in New York City. A packed opening night reception and two nights of sketch parties provided a wonderful context to enjoy the nudes on the walls. While there […]
I found photographer Stefan Soell’s work on a nude model website. These shots taken at a riverside location present this beautiful, athletic model against the lovely views of this location. All are wonderful references for drawing the Nude.
I found this model online and was struck not only by her lean, muscular body, but also by her sense of self, as reflected in the confident, athletic poses she presents to us. Here’s ten images that are sure to inspire a Great Nude from one of you artists!
Sail flew down from Massachusetts to join us at TheGreatNude Invitational Saturday, May 15. I asked him to pose in the window so that not only guests, but passers-by in the street could see what we were doing at our exhibition. Website: www.SailAuNaturel.com www.ModelMayhem.com/Sail
Here’s another excellent model from the North East. Ric Stewart is a more mature Life Model, but he’s very athletic and in excellent physical condition. A great reference for Life Drawing.
Lake Bell is a successful model and up-and-coming actress who has graced many fashion magazines and played noteworthy supporting roles in some recent popular films. But her appearance on the cover of New York Magazine during #FashionWeek was an attention grabbing role. Bell posed for the cover shoot in nothing more than a temporary tattoo […]
One of our favorite models in a series of flat reclining poses. Resting on a warm-yellow wooden floor, under a bright sunlamp, our model catches reflected light and displays a wonderful range of undulating shadows. These strong contrasts of light and color are always a challenge to the artist drawing from Life. In the video […]