TheGreatNude.tv was roaming the floors of this behemoth of an Art Fair, seeking out the great nudes among the contemporary and modern art on display. This whirlwind tour by video takes you through the galleries showing paintings, drawings, sculptures and multi-media art works that feature the nude figure.
Above: Sketches #1, #2 and #3 I joined the staff and guests of ARTSY.net for a Sketch MeetUp. I’ve been looking for a chance to use the APP Procreate to create a video from a LIVE Life Drawing class. This is my first experience trying to keep pace with a series of 5, 10 and […]
Martha Erlebacher: RETROSPECTIVE at NEW YORK ACADEMY of ART Originally published November, 2013 Publisher Jeffrey Wiener and I went downtown to NYCs famed New York Academy of Art, to view and capture on video a retrospective of Martha Mayer Erlebacher, who passed away earlier this year. She was a beloved artist, an amazingly talented realist painter, and […]
Leah Poller: Mirrors of the Soul @ Knox Gallery Video Review by Jeffrey Wiener Harlem-based Sculptor Leah Poller has a wonderful collection of figurative works on exhibit at the Knox Gallery in Harlem, up until November 9th. Poller’s figurative works are synonymous with portraiture, and whether drawn from Life or from her own mind, her […]
In this video, I’m drawing the male nude in a series of 10-15 minute poses. I’m using the iPad Air, the APP Procreate, and a Wacom stylus. This model is lean and sinewy. I am using a rough cross-hatch technique for a rhythmic feel on the playback of the video.
TheGreatNude presented Sketch Sessions to the public at the Contemporary Art Fair NYC, held at the Jacob Javits Center, Oct. 19, 20 and 21, 2012. This video gives an overview to the fair and the figurative artists exhibiting there.TheGreatNude presented Sketch Sessions to the public at the Contemporary Art Fair NYC, held at the Jacob […]
Rodin created some of the most memorable and iconic nudes of the 19th century. Recently, Jill Newhouse Gallery presented for sale a marvelous small collection of drawings and small sculptures from this French master. Join us for an intimate tour of these Rodin masterpieces with Gallery owner Jill Newhouse.
Interviews at New York Academy of Art and Chicago For the past few decades, the Figurative Arts have had few champions in the marketplace like collector Howard Tullman. This Chicago entrepreneur has been buying art for over 40 years and has amassed one of the largest collections of nudes I’ve ever seen. Tullman also supports […]
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 […]
Chambliss Giobbi’s show at 101 Exhibit, a spacious, hip gallery in Miami’s Design District, is entitled The Seven Deadly Sins, and I am thrilled to see Giobbi take on this time-honored Christian theme of the primary vices. Giobbi has shown small works with TheGreatNude in the past, and I’ve seen some of his larger pieces […]
TheGreatNude.tv presented 6 of its writers/artists in an exhibition at our booth at the Contemporary Art Fair NYC at the Jacob Javits Center. We also presented a series of Life-drawing events that featured a live model and drawing supplies for the public. Artist Sherry Camhy, a popular teacher here in New York, and Publisher/Artist Jeffrey […]
TheGreatNude visited the Eleanor Ettinger Gallery on 57th Street to see their exhibition British Figurative Art, a wonderful collection of British artists, several of whom focus on works featuring the nude. We were fortunate enough to have gallery owner Fran Bradford give us a personally guided tour.
This being the 40th anniversary of the “Summer of Love”, and of the concert known as Woodstock, The Great Nude felt the need to highlight the nudes of Alice Neel, one of the most independent figurative artists of the twentieth century, and an artist who’s work at this time (1960’s) reflected some of the social […]
The Third Annual Governor’s Island Art Fair, organized by 4Heads, is a carnival-like event held each weekend on Governor’s Island during the month of September. Over one hundred exhibitors are using the rooms inside the former barracks of this U.S. Coast Guard property, their home in the middle of New York harbor up until only […]
Here’s a set of Visual Aids designed to show you how to Create a New Post, and then how to Add an Image or Gallery to that Post. It also shows you where to prepare your Post for publishing, and how to make your Post attractive to Search engines. REMEMBER TO UPDATE (SAVE) YOUR POST […]
Andrew Wyeth was a controversial icon; art lovers saw him as either a leader of American Realism or as an anachronism that Modernism must reject. I consider him one of the great contributors to the nude figure in Western Art, as he certainly produced several of the 20th Century’s Great Nudes. Andrew Wyeth was the […]
by Jacob King (Originally published 2010) The first show ever dedicated solely to Agnolo Bronzino, the Italian Mannerist, is now showing at the Metropolitan Museum of Art until April 18, 2010. With almost sixty drawings included, the exhibition helps to shed light on an artist whose name is familiar to many, but whose drawings of the figure […]
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 […]
Best known for work that nearly defined the “Pin-up”, Alberto Vargas is recognized for depicting and perfecting the image of female sexuality in the first half of the 20th century. Having worked with Esquire and more famously Playboy magazines, some would be quick to write Vargas off as a soft pornographer, and he’s never expressed […]
When asked to describe an artistic genius, most people think of the Spanish artist Pablo Picasso. Picasso exhibited his undeniable creative talents at an early age and left a large body of excellent work produced throughout his prodigious lifetime. His whole career appears to have been the result of a successful strategy of exploration and […]