People who know me, know that I will travel great distances to see a “Great Nude”. Yesterday, all I had to do was travel to Park Slope, Brooklyn on a lovely Spring day to meet Simon Dinnerstein at his charming brownstone home where he works and lives with his family. Simon and I had recently […]
I had the pleasure of having lunch in Catskill, New York last week, at the “New York Restaurant”. Great food, seriously, but the real treat was seeing the drawings of Marina Paulutskaya, which were hanging on the walls of the restaurants interior. Her price list is available at the front, and they are quite reasonable […]
The Great Nude.tv’s “Sketch Sessions” was conceived in the early days of the magazine, with an eye toward the Reality Shows that were being produced at that time. Staged in the small studio apartment where the magazine’s staff worked, and the publisher resided, four sessions were produced with the model Amy, a circus performer from […]
(Originally Published Sept, 2011) 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 […]
FIGURATIVE ARTISTS… Stop expecting social media companies to help you, they will CENSOR YOUR NUDES and GET YOU BANNED. Marketing your figurative nudes has now gotten easier! TheGreatNude.tv provides three SMART WAYS to promote your Figurative Arts career. Start attracting visitors to your website with “Good SEO” tactics: Post videos about your work on TheGreatNude.TV […]
I actually had a Hand in this documentary! Just my hand, drawing a model…, but what a performance! Many of you Movie Fans might be familiar with Chelsea Bonestell’s fantastic backdrop paintings for the Hunchback of Notre Dame, Citizen Kane, and War of the Worlds. And, some SciFi Fans might know that this talented artist […]
Here’s a wonderful documentary video on Life Models and the process of posing for artists. Video by Jessie Parsons.
When TheGreatNude.TV was first launched in 2007, the idea was to recreate famous “Great Nudes” from art history as a television series. Produced over 12 years ago inside Jeffrey’s tiny Hell’s Kitchen studio with early Digital Video technology, this experimental episode has publisher/artist Jeffrey Wiener taking on the challenge of recreating Gustav Courbet’s Bacchante in […]
TheGreatNude.tv publisher Jeffrey Wiener visits the Emmanuel Fremin Gallery to meet artist Ted Lawson, who’s jaw-dropping figurative sculptures are on exhibit. Lawson’s work spans the range of abstract and realistic, masterfully produced with his unique blend of technology and craftsmanship.
TheGreatNude.tv heads down to Chelsea to check out the “Bodies and Soul” Show running at Tria Gallery. Host Jeffrey Wiener interviews Tria partner Paige Bart, and the interviews artists Katheryn Holt, Michela Martello, Kathy Stecko, Josh George, and Ellen Nora Goldstein. Humorous side note: I was so nervous with this interview right before the opening. […]
Daniel Maidman, one of TheGreatNude Invitational’s exhibiting artists, spent the weekend attending our drawing workshops and attending our Sketch Party. During his drawing marathon, Daniel answers questions as he sketched from our two models that evening, about his approach to drawing the live nude. Watch these and other videos and articles at https://thegreatnude.tv
Figurative artist Aleah Chapin exhibits her newest paintings at Flowers Gallery. Interviewed by TheGreatNude publisher Jeffrey Wiener.
The Azarian McCullough Gallery at St Thomas Aquinas College is pleased to present a solo exhibition by John Belardo titled Creative Destruction. This body of work comprises new work in clay and on paper. Primarily focused on realistic, complex and classically inspired scenes, Belardo examines the fraught relationship between form, matter and narrative. The terra-cotta sculptures […]
Support THEGREATNUDE.TV with this purchase – This iPad drawing was started at the Metropolitan Museum of Art during a visit to the American Wing. The sculpture, carved in marble in 1891 by Frederick Wellington Ruckstull is called “Evening”. The view is of the posterior of this voluptuous female figure. Sales are through Shopify, and are guaranteed.
A springtime visit to New York City gave me the opportunity to drop in on some of the “local” arts venues and galleries of mid-town. The Manhattan Art & Antiques Center was just downstairs from our AirBnB, and it offers several hours of discovery. Check out the gallery of photos I took from my visit.
Artist Statement: The human form always was the inspiration for my art. I am working in mix media, exploring and experimenting different materials, surfaces, and textures. My most recent experiment is in the area where traditionally done paintings get improvised in digital media. Biography: Norik Dilanchyan is a professional artist, working in different media including […]
Often, I receive emails promoting nudes of every kind from galleries and artists and fans of the magazine. Occasionally I am sent a link to watch a video that captures my fascination with Our Fascination with The Nude. This video is fun, and you’ve probably NEVER see anything like this.
This last October, on a crisp autumn evening, a handful of figurative artists gathered in a lushly renovated brownstone on a tree-lined street in upper Harlem. Janet A Cook, Costa Vavagiakis, Patricia Watwood, and Jeffrey Wiener joined Leah Poller, the host of this Halloween-inspired drawing event which featured model Sarah Schoofs as our Shaman guide. This intimate […]
TheGreatNude’s Member Artists are in some instances world-class teachers on top of exhibiting professionals. Take Patricia Watwood for example. This busy artist is always on the go. This month, you’ll find her on the faculty and giving demos at the Figurative Arts Convention and Expo (#FACE18) in Coral Gables, Florida this November 7-10th, 2019. Visit […]
TheGreatNude is now offering a mobile “Drawing Salon” to promote and support Galleries and Art Events that feature Figurative Artists. A well-produced Drawing Salon in your gallery is a fresh, creative way to bring new collectors into your space and introduce them to artists you represent. A Drawing Salon in your gallery offers your own Collectors […]
I had a chance to see a mini retrospective on the great America artist red Grooms, over at Marlborough Contemporary in Chelsea (NY). It was great to see some of his familiar works, spanning the length of his career. But of course, TheGreatNude is only interested in Red Groom’s NUDES. So here you have it, […]
OBSESSION July 3 – October 7, 2018 I had the distinctively awkward pleasure of attending the exhibition Obsession: Nudes by Klimt, Schiele, and Picasso from the Scofield Thayer Collection which presents some fifty works from The Met’s Scofield Thayer Collection at the Met Breuer this summer (2018) here in New York City, along with a healthy crowd […]
I was never a big fan of Eugéne Delacroix. His large narrative paintings were interesting from an art history perspective, but passionless in spite of the passion depicted with all the horses and battles and such. I know that seems crazy considering his subject matter, but I just felt that human heat missing. Even with […]
“I’m trying to see if it’s possible to hold onto that moment of perception, or have several moments coexist… Like looking at a memory. ” This quote from Jenny Saville encapsulates perfectly what she seems to be striving for in her work, and it resonates intensely. The sheer immensity in size of her canvases […]