“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 […]
Alonsa Guevara – Espiritu At Anna Zorina Gallery, NYC Upon entering the gallery there is a palpable sense of lushness. A cacophony of colors and the smell of ripened fruit compete for influence on our senses. Tall canvases line the wall containing gorgeous life size paintings of young women, silently holding our gaze, and covered […]
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.
Artist Statement: Peregrine Honig’s work is delicate and disturbing- deceptively simple executions of complicated subjects. Honig’s line documents early sexual awakenings, the visual manifestation of disease, and the social anxieties of realized and fictional characters. By illustrating stifled habits, residual adolescent vulnerability, and issues of beauty and popularity, Honig’s imagery documents trends in fear, private […]
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.
Artist Statement: My work over the past several years has been exploring complex, multiple figure, and sculptural compositions in terra-cotta. I cultivate a dynamic system in which several figures interact physically. There is a spontaneous order that emerges through the interaction of individual figures which results in a complex, yet delicately unified, composition. The composition […]
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 […]
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.
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. […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]