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!
Carisha is a tall, blonde, wholesome, athletic model who is playful with her poses. Here, she uses these railroad tracks as her props. All are wonderful references for drawing the Nude.
Aubrey 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 […]
Working as a figure and portrait model since March 2006. Worked as a model for drawing, painting and sculpture including group model marathons at VisArts (Rockville, Md near Washington DC) organized by the artist/instructor Ricardo Pontes. Worked at the Art League School (Alexandria, Va) for Robert Liberace and Marjorie Forgues, the Corcoran School, University of […]
In the early days of TheGreatNude’s publication, we began producing “Sketch Sessions” featuring models and guest artists at our studio in Hell’s Kitchen. Guest artists would offer tips for drawing the nude. We produced everything inside a 8′ x 15′ space.
Here are some silhouette photos from a live Sketch Event presented by the Zoppa Brothers. Below are sketches produced by artist/publisher Jeffrey Wiener.
This is a wonderful, cinematic exhibition of new paintings from Vincent Desiderio, at Marlborough Gallery. There are several powerful, large paintings filled with provocative, if not passionately rendered figures. In spite of a frigid January evening, I joined an exuberant crowd for the opening of Vincent Desiderio’s exhibition of new works at Marlborough Gallery on 57th […]
In my iPad class on September 16th, I began a sketch of our model in a reclining pose, which I continued to work on for several days. I am using the iPad Air, and the APP Procreate, with a Wacom “Bamboo” stylus.
Here’s my demonstration during last Tuesday’s class, a “Charcoal drawing on white paper” created on the iPad with Procreate. Our model this evening is the exuberant Anna. To learn how to draw like this on YOUR iPAD: https://thegreatnude.tv/ipadart Music produced by Billy White for TheGreatNude.tv
Artist Statement: As an Artist, I am constantly searching for ways to express my deeper observations on humanity. It’s that simple. Sometimes, I pack my largest thoughts into a complicated image. Sometimes, I focus on how beautiful we are as a species in a simple drawing of a nude figure. I have developed several “bodies” […]
I joined the staff and guests of ARTSY.net for a Sketch MeetUp. I’ve been looking for a chance to use the APP Procreate to create a video from a LIVE Life Drawing class. This is my first experience trying to keep pace with a series of 5, 10 and 20 minute poses.
Back at ARTSY’s headquarters for another Sketch MeetUp, where I can work with my favorite APP: Procreate. Tonight’s model was a lovely Italian woman named Izaskun. I created this video with several short poses and one long pose at the end.
Jeffrey Wiener, publisher of TheGreatNude.tv and an artist himself uses the APP Procreate on the iPad Air to make a movie from a Life Drawing featuring the model Jenny.
I found photographer Stefan Soell’s work on a nude model website. These shots taken at an exotic waterfall location present this beautiful, athletic model against the marvelous backdrop of this location. All are wonderful references for drawing the Nude.
TheGreatNude.tv was roaming the floors of this behemoth of an Art Fair, seeking out the great nudes among the contemporary and modern art on display. This whirlwind tour by video takes you through the galleries showing paintings, drawings, sculptures and multi-media art works that feature the nude figure.
Above: Sketches #1, #2 and #3 I joined the staff and guests of ARTSY.net for a Sketch MeetUp. I’ve been looking for a chance to use the APP Procreate to create a video from a LIVE Life Drawing class. This is my first experience trying to keep pace with a series of 5, 10 and […]
Martha Erlebacher: RETROSPECTIVE at NEW YORK ACADEMY of ART Originally published November, 2013 Publisher Jeffrey Wiener and I went downtown to NYCs famed New York Academy of Art, to view and capture on video a retrospective of Martha Mayer Erlebacher, who passed away earlier this year. She was a beloved artist, an amazingly talented realist painter, and […]
Leah Poller: Mirrors of the Soul @ Knox Gallery Video Review by Jeffrey Wiener Harlem-based Sculptor Leah Poller has a wonderful collection of figurative works on exhibit at the Knox Gallery in Harlem, up until November 9th. Poller’s figurative works are synonymous with portraiture, and whether drawn from Life or from her own mind, her […]
In this video, I’m drawing the male nude in a series of 10-15 minute poses. I’m using the iPad Air, the APP Procreate, and a Wacom stylus. This model is lean and sinewy. I am using a rough cross-hatch technique for a rhythmic feel on the playback of 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. This video gives an overview to the fair and the figurative artists exhibiting there.TheGreatNude presented Sketch Sessions to the public at the Contemporary Art Fair NYC, held at the Jacob […]
Rodin created some of the most memorable and iconic nudes of the 19th century. Recently, Jill Newhouse Gallery presented for sale a marvelous small collection of drawings and small sculptures from this French master. Join us for an intimate tour of these Rodin masterpieces with Gallery owner Jill Newhouse.
Interviews at New York Academy of Art and Chicago For the past few decades, the Figurative Arts have had few champions in the marketplace like collector Howard Tullman. This Chicago entrepreneur has been buying art for over 40 years and has amassed one of the largest collections of nudes I’ve ever seen. Tullman also supports […]