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.
The idea that an artist hires others to create their works is not a new phenomenon. Some think the practice began with Warhol because he was so blatant about the use of assistants to create mass-produced works. But even with masters such as Rubens and Raphael, the use of assistants to produce artworks is an old practice. Whatever […]
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, […]
Chelsea, New York City: Rob Mango, A Retrospective spans almost four decades, showcasing a selection of flat and sculpted paintings, a construction, and drawings. Curated and managed by Robert Curcio, his selection focuses on the figure animated by paint that has been a constant in Mango’s paintings. Mango’s uniquely contemporary Baroque sensibility of vibrant colors, […]
I’m available to model nude for art groups and individual artist and photography looking for an older mature male model. I’m in my mid seventies, 5’5″, 155 #. I’m located in the Washington DC and Baltimore areas and willing to travel. I get to New York City often. I have a background in graphics and fine […]
Artist Statement: “Self-Portraits” is an exploration of human sexuality, its depersonalization and even brutalization by our culture; the unlikely fusion of sacred and erotic feelings; the tension of experiencing our bodies and souls as two separate parts of ourselves, one higher and nobler than the other; or, the exhilaration of experiencing the body and soul […]
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 […]
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. Liliana, a well-known Life-Model here in New York City’s figurative arts schools was one of the model posing for us that weekend. This video gives an overview to the fair […]
Michael Singerman is a model from the D.C. area. He’s athletic and in excellent shape.
Mia was a wonderful model who worked for TheGreatNude a number of times, at our studio Sketch Sessions and at some of our live, and very public events. Here’s a collection of images from over the years. Thanks, Mia!
A Life-model from the mid-west, sent in these poses of himself for the Artist-Subscribers of TheGreatNude. On their behalf, thanks Jim! Great references for Life Drawing.
Here’s a great set of photos of the model Susann playing ‘Eve, the Apple-Picker” at an apple orchard location. These shots are wholesome and fun, and great references for drawing the nude female model in “normal” situations.
Eva posed for TheGreatNude during the Contemporary Arts Fair NYC, held at the Jacob Javits Center, Oct. 19, 20 and 21, 2012. She is a well-known Life-Model here in New York City’s figurative arts schools. All images are actually 1200 pixels wide, so feel free to download them as references for your own drawings or […]
Cassandra is a well-known actress/dancer/model here in New York City, and we were thrilled to have her posing for us at TheGreatNude’s weekend-long event at Contemporary Art Fair NYC, which was held at the Jacob Javits Center this last November, 2011. Serendipitously, Cassandra also happened to be one of our exhibiting artist’s models (Daniel Maidman) […]
Jeremy is a popular model working here in New York City. He has posed with artists such as Marina Abramovic. In this series of photos, he poses for a live crowd at TheGreatNude Invitational 2010.
Here’s a great set of reference photos featuring a trim model with etherial qualities striking a series of “floating” poses. One can almost imagine this model as an angel or a figure in one of the Pre-Rafaelites’ paintings. Let us see your work!