TheGreatNude visited the Eleanor Ettinger Gallery on 57th Street to see their exhibition British Figurative Art, a wonderful collection of British artists, several of whom focus on works featuring the nude. We were fortunate enough to have gallery owner Fran Bradford give us a personally guided tour.
Best known for work that nearly defined the “Pin-up”, Alberto Vargas is recognized for depicting and perfecting the image of female sexuality in the first half of the 20th century. Having worked with Esquire and more famously Playboy magazines, some would be quick to write Vargas off as a soft pornographer, and he’s never expressed […]
One of our favorite models in a series of flat reclining poses. Resting on a warm-yellow wooden floor, under a bright sunlamp, our model catches reflected light and displays a wonderful range of undulating shadows. These strong contrasts of light and color are always a challenge to the artist drawing from Life. In the video […]