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 […]
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Emmanuel Fremin Gallery is pleased to present Valkyrie Ink, an exhibition of new large-scale grisaille photographs by Reka Nyari This suite of 13 works is part of an ongoing portraiture project which Nyari introduced in 2017 with her first solo at the gallery, Geisha Ink. This new body of work continues to explore a central […]
This is what I wait all year for, like a Hanukah/Christmas package just for me at the turn of each year in South Florida. Great Nudes all over the place in December and January. The best of the Figurative Arts comes to south Florida, like snow-birds looking for some warmth and sunshine, and for the […]
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 […]
by Jacob King (Originally published 2010) The first show ever dedicated solely to Agnolo Bronzino, the Italian Mannerist, is now showing at the Metropolitan Museum of Art until April 18, 2010. With almost sixty drawings included, the exhibition helps to shed light on an artist whose name is familiar to many, but whose drawings of the figure […]
Here’s an interesting NYTimes arts video featuring some of the pioneering female artists like Bernstein, Betty Tompkins, Juanita McNeely and Joan Semmel, best known for their paintings, and multidisciplinary artists like Schneemann and Valie Export.
Publisher/Artist Jeffrey Wiener will be exhibiting several works at Radius 50, a group exhibition organized by the Woodstock Artists Association and Museum (WAAM), and juried by David A. Ross, formerly director, San Francisco Museum of Art; director, Whitney Museum of American Art; director, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston. The art works chosen to be included […]
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 […]
These photos of a long, slender model posing on a pedestal are well lit and allow for good shadow studies. These poses are actually interesting and the poses quite graceful, even though the model has a predictably perfect physique.
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
Artist Statement: My art is inspired first and foremost by what I see, feel and experience. It is a celebratory art that refers to the historical traditions of the landscape and the nude. I have an affinity for nature, preferring secluded environments that are free from the ebb and flow of people. I paint […]
Nude Yoga poses that are perfect for artists’ studying anatomy and lighting in non-traditional poses. Excellent references for life drawing. Imagine your model floating in space?
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 their […]
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 […]
I was the Host at SIP&SKETCH at Cherî, Harlem, drawing with a pad and pencil, offering tips to guests on LifeDrawing with the nude Life Model, and showing what can be done with an iPad or Mobile Device. Here’s a video Mashup of my work that night.
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. […]