TheGreatNude, an online video magazine focused on the Figurative Arts, celebrates it’s 10th Anniversary this year. Launched in 2007, the collection of content at www.TheGreatNude.TV is an expanding “media library” designed to promote The Nude in modern culture. Inspired by a desire to document and promote the contemporary figurative artists in New York City, TheGreatNude […]
Xavier is an experienced Life Model, who’s worked in many genres spanning professional modeling, art photography, body-painting, and life-modeling. His body is clean of tattoos and piercings, which is a rarity these days. His physique is strong and muscular, but his lines are not hard-edged. He will remind you of the well-toned, smooth Greek and Roman male […]
The Great Nudes of CONTEXT art miami 2016 – Take a quick video tour of the figurative works that caught my eye during Art Basel Week here in Miami, December 2016. When the video is over, check out the galleries here: http://www.contextartmiami.com/galleries
Jeffrey Wiener: Shared Spaces . “In this series of artworks I am exploring the psychological and spiritual dynamics within human relationships through these figurative stagings. I am trying to illustrate a couple’s true relationship, to create a visualization of their power-sharing reality. While these works seem erotic at first glance, because the couples are stripped of […]
Mitchel Gray: Bodies in Action Curated by Robert Curcio Elga Wimmer PCC August 10 to September 9, 2016 526 West 26 Street, #310 NY NY 10001 Reception: Wednesday, August 10; 6-8pm Benefiting the Heart & Soul Fund, and sponsored by Visa Imports Ltd. and Pitopia Gallery Open: Tuesday – Friday, 12-6pm Prints by Duggal Visual […]
Lately, some of my male artist friends have been confiding to me that they are feeling like pariahs in the art world. And boy, do I get it. From my vantage point, I see that the general public’s taste for the Nude is souring. What I’ve been calling “The Great Nude” is simply not […]
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 […]
Neil Fleischer is a popular Life Model and Body Painting Model working in the NYC area. He has a well-toned physique and is muscular. His poses are creative and he works with many kinds of artists. The body paint and body paint photos here were by Fred Hatt. The other two were by other artists. […]
TGN Publisher Jeffrey Wiener went down to the Emmanuel Fremin Gallery in 2014 to meet with Ted Lawson and discuss his artworks. Lawson, who’s works span the range between abstract and realistic art, continues to push the boundaries of where technology and the figure intersect.
A Celebration of Life Drawing • Sponsored by TheGreatNude.tv • Hosted by the Arts Alliance in coorporation with Town Realty • This Pop-Up Exhibit featured five fabulous Figurative Artists who presented their artworks on several floors of a Landmark Greenwich Village Mansion. Organized by TheGreatNude and curated by Jeffrey Wiener, in collaboration with the Art […]
In this episode of Sketch Sessions, publisher/artist Jeffrey Wiener takes on the challenge of recreating Gustav Courbet’s Bacchante in pencil with a live model in the studio. The challenge of the figure is not the end of this video. Watch the whole video to see the landscape portion get created.
Figure Drawing with the iPad: Final Video This is the Finished Video exported from the charcoal-style drawing I made with my iPad and the APP Procreate. Figure Drawing with the iPad: Part 1 – Procreate Basics This video is for beginners using the iPad APP Procreate to draw the Figure. In this video, we have […]
This drawing workshop is designed to teach any student how to use the iPad (or any other mobile device) to do quick figurative studies from the live model. Students will also be taught several specific drawing techniques that will allow them to create final, polished drawings and paintings for print that are suitable for sale. […]
This video was produced and posted to YouTube in 2010 by Nina Paley (The hardest working animator on planet earth) for QUESTION COPYRIGHT. It is a wonderful, joyous, energetic work that illustrates how all creative work builds on what came before. Photographed and animated by Nina Paley. Music by Todd Michaelsen. Photographed at the Metropolitan Museum of […]
The Silverpoint Exhibition – The Art Students League of New York An Exhibition of Contemporary Silverpoint Drawings April 7- May 31, 2015 The Art Students League of New York, New York, NY May 7 from 5:30 to 7:30 Stephen Assael, Cara Boyle, Ever Blanco, Sherry Camhy, Mary Grace Concannon, George Corbin, Harvey Dinnerstein, Lois Dinnerstein, […]
I was invited to an art exhibition at the Untied Nations by TheGreatNude Registry’s Stefano Losi, a figurative artist, poet, and sculptor. The opening was well attended by fans of his work, and diplomats from a number of nations. I had a chance to meet up with Stefano before the opening to chat about the […]
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. […]
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 […]
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.
Artist Statement: The study of classical art and literature has always been an integral part of my life. The Mediterranean culture still emerges as a reference in my visual works, yet with a clear contemporary sensitivity. Journalist and writer Marco Mathieu captured its essence as “Timeless. On the contrary, inside time. And beyond… Significant. […]
Artist Statement: Sometimes I draw with a brush. Sometimes I paint with a pencil. I always try to tell the truth as I see it. Biography: Sherry Camhy’s work is in the permanent collection of The New Orleans Museum of Art, The Israel Museum, The New York Public Library, The Telfair Museum of Art, Savannah, […]
Artist Statement: I count myself among a growing number of painters addressing the resurgent interest in the nude as motif. My approach is visceral, fluid, and direct. It is the formal character of painting that I am interested in, the composition, form and quality of color. Working from life with a wide array of […]
I remember standing electrified with awe in Florence years ago taking in a sculpture titled Laocoon by 16th century artist Baccio Bandinelli. It was my first encounter with his work and I wondered why I hadn’t read about him in my art history class before. Working on an enormous scale seemed to fit the monumentality of […]