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 video, and we’ve certainly improved our productions since this video. But we had a great model, and I can’t believe we fit all those people in my tiny Hell’s Kitchen studio apartment! And how about that Red Wig?
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.
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 […]
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 […]