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 […]
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.
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.
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, […]
NYTimes Video: The Feminist Pioneers Making Provocative Art About Sex
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.
Great Nudes in CONTEXT
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
Sketches of Tania, Cheri Harlem
https://youtu.be/aATArnp62WY 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.
Aleah Chapin, Flowers Gallery, Interview
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 […]
TheGreatNude Interviews: Ted Lawson
TGN Publisher Jeffrey Wiener went down to the Emmanuel Fremin Gallery in 2014 to meet with Ted Lawson and discuss his artworks. Lawson, who’s works span the range between abstract and realistic art, continues to push the boundaries of where technology and the figure intersect. TheGreatNude Interview with Ted Lawson from TheGreatNude.tv on Vimeo.
TheGreatNude Interviews: Siren on the Hudson River
The Models to Monuments Program, run in coordination with the Art Students’ League here in New York City, has produced some wonderful public works in it’s efforts together. And we’re happy to introduce you to artist Matt White, who’s statue “Siren” can be seen gracing the banks of the Hudson River. Publisher Jeffrey Wiener sits […]
Stephen Colbert Explains the Difference between Art and Porn
Unfortunately, we live in a country of Absurdity and Hypocrisy. We voraciously consume porn videos and accept just about anything sexually provocative in our advertising and entertainment. Yet out of some kind of fear – or loathing – we cannot display a nude human depicted in paint. I do not understand this place. Scotty, beam […]
VIDEO: A Celebration of Life Drawing
A Celebration of Life Drawing sponsored by TheGreatNude.tv and hosted by the Arts Alliance in cooperation with Town Realty, NYC. • 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 […]
Recreating Gustav Courbet’s “Bacchante”
In this episode of Sketch Sessions, publisher/artist Jeffrey Wiener takes on the challenge of recreating Gustav Courbet’s Bacchante in pencil with a live model in the studio. The challenge of the figure is not the end of this video. Watch the whole video to see the landscape portion get created.
iPad Drawing Series: Procreate Basics
Figure Drawing with the iPad: Final Video This is the Finished Video exported from the charcoal-style drawing I made with my iPad and the APP Procreate. Figure Drawing with the iPad: Part 1 – Procreate Basics This video is for beginners using the iPad APP Procreate to draw the Figure. In this video, we have […]
Video by Nina Paley: “All Creative Work is Derivative”
This video was produced and posted to YouTube in 2010 by Nina Paley (The hardest working animator on planet earth) for QUESTION COPYRIGHT. It is a wonderful, joyous, energetic work that illustrates how all creative work builds on what came before. Photographed and animated by Nina Paley. Music by Todd Michaelsen. Photographed at the Metropolitan Museum of […]
Granularity – a video by Redhoot
This interesting video from Redhoot came to me through Vimeo. I contacted the producer behind this video and asked him for an short interview: JW: What inspired you to create the visual approach to this music video? Redhoot: The theme of granularity; which is also relevant in the technology used in the images and music, […]
Stefano Losi Solo Exhibit at U.N.: Respiro
I was invited to an art exhibition at the Untied Nations by TheGreatNude Registry’s Stefano Losi, a figurative artist, poet, and sculptor. The opening was well attended by fans of his work, and diplomats from a number of nations. I had a chance to meet up with Stefano before the opening to chat about the […]
LifeDrawing Events During Art Basel Week Miami
As one of the supporting sponsors of the FRIDGE ART FAIR (Miami, Dec. 2014 edition) TheGreatNude presenting several Life Drawing Events in Miami during Art Basel Week. Jeffrey Wiener, Artist and Publisher of figurative arts website TheGreatNude.tv set up an DJ-style Booth with multiple screens projecting Digital Art created live from his iPad during Fridge Art Fair’s After-Party at Little Havana’s […]
AMEN Exhibit: Preview of sculpture by Lynn Goldstein and Q&A Interview
TGN: Hi Lynn. Thanks for speaking with us. It’s always nice seeing one of the artists with their work in an exhibit like this. Your work really stood out for me, as it was a interesting interpretation of the subject of this show: Prayer. Could you tell us how you get involved with CARAVAN’s project and […]