Back in 2007, with the launch of TheGreatNude.TV, Carole was kind enough to give me one of the first interviews I taped, inside her large hustle-bustle NYC studio, filled with Nudes and a small army of assistants! Will get that video back up online shortly. Here’s a collection of her sculpted female Nudes that she […]
Simon Dinnerstein: The Great Nudes
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 […]
Marina Paulutskaya: Drawings in Catskill, NY
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 […]
Sketch Sessions: Amy, Reclining
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 […]
Alice Neel: An Artist for the Woodstock Generation
(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 […]
Promoting your Figurative Nudes on TheGreatNude is SMART – for SEO and future sales.
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 […]
The Chesley Bonestell Documentary: I had a Hand in that!
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 […]
Mirror Doesn’t Love you Like This
Here’s a wonderful documentary video on Life Models and the process of posing for artists. Video by Jessie Parsons.
Recreating Gustav Courbet’s “Bachante” in pencil.
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 […]
Interview with Ted Lawson: Emmanuel Fremin Gallery, 2012
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.
“Bodies and Soul”: Interviews at Tria Gallery Opening Night, 2008
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. […]
Interview with Daniel Maidman at TheGreatNude Bash at the Roger Smith Hotel, 2010.
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
Aleah Chapin at Flowers Gallery, NYC, 2016
Figurative artist Aleah Chapin exhibits her newest paintings at Flowers Gallery. Interviewed by TheGreatNude publisher Jeffrey Wiener.
John Belardo, Creative Destruction: New works in clay and on paper
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 […]
“Evening” iPad Prints for Sale
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.
Manhattan Art & Antiques Center, NYC, 2019
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.
Gallery: Norik Dilanchyan
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 […]
The Nude Magician
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.
The Harlem Speakeasy Sketch Salon
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 […]
Patricia Watwood: New Workshops in Figurative Painting
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 […]
“Drawing Salons” Offered To Galleries, Hotels For ArtBasel Miami
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 […]
Red Grooms @ Marlborough Contemporary
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 at the Met Breuer
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 […]
Delacroix Drawings @Metmuseum
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 […]