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.
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 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 […]
TheGreatNude provides three SMART WAYS to promote your Nudes. Stop expecting social media companies to help you. Think about attracting visitors to your website with “Good SEO” tactics. See details and case studies below. There are three new ways to promote yourself and your artworks on TheGreatNude.tv! Artists can purchase an Artist Registry page, publish Advertising […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
A Celebration of Life Drawing • Sponsored by TheGreatNude.tv • Hosted by the Arts Alliance in coorporation with Town Realty • This Pop-Up Exhibit featured five fabulous Figurative Artists who presented their artworks on several floors of a Landmark Greenwich Village Mansion. Organized by TheGreatNude and curated by Jeffrey Wiener, in collaboration with the Art […]
Lucien Freud At The Metropolitan Museum of Art With the passing of Lucian Freud on July 20th, 2011 at the age of 89, a chapter in the figurative arts was closed. To honor his achievements, The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City is hosting a small but spectacular exhibit of 17 paintings, along […]
When asked to describe an artistic genius, most people think of the Spanish artist Pablo Picasso. Picasso exhibited his undeniable creative talents at an early age and left a large body of excellent work produced throughout his prodigious lifetime. His whole career appears to have been the result of a successful strategy of exploration and […]