Mexico is a very conservative country, and the use of The Nude is a provocative statement in Mexican culture. With that in mind, Mexican photographer Édgar Olguín has published a series of photographs taken as part of a project to protest the killings of 43 Mexican student protestors last fall at the hands of a local government, who […]
A newly released study claims that 2 meter-heigh bronze statues of nude men riding panthers are by Michelangelo Buonerroti. Known ever since as the “Rothschild bronzes,” they will soon be on view at Cambridge University’s Fitzwilliam Museum. If this is correct, they will be the only known surviving bronze works by Michelangelo.
This is my second workshop with the Art Students League of NY. The first workshop was last September, 2014. The school is working at developing educational programming for several digital art making tools, and I hope to see “Figure Drawing with the iPad” become a regular offering soon. This year’s class at the Art […]
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 […]
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 […]
AMEN: A PRAYER FOR THE WORLD is on exhibit in New York at the Cathedral of St. John the Devine, now through November 23rd. It is one of the artistic programs of CARAVAN, which was started in 2009 in Cairo, Egypt as an interfaith arts festival, and which has since grown into a global effort to encourage bridge-building […]
JW: Hi Peregrine, it’s great to see you have a new show of works on exhibit now at Haw Contemporary. I love the image you sent me of the work new that you wanted to discuss. It is so delicate and intimate. Can you tell me the impetus behind this group of new paintings and […]
Carisha is an athletic, swedish-looking model who exudes an innocence and flair for fun that is obvious in her modeling work. Here in these photos, Carisha strikes poses that suggest she’s fishing for something. These are great reference shots for poses that are at least natural.
The idea that an artist hires others to create their works is not a new phenomenon. Some think the practice began with Warhol because he was so blatant about the use of assistants to create mass-produced works. But even with masters such as Rubens and Raphael, the use of assistants to produce artworks is an old practice. Whatever […]
After 6 years and 70 video uploads, TheGreatNude YouTube Channel Hits 10 Million views! Fans of the Figurative Arts can be proud to have their own channel on YouTube, a popular arts program backed by a subscription-based video magazine that features a Galleries for Members of the Artist Registry. With their videos of exhibitions and events, […]
Chelsea, New York City: Rob Mango, A Retrospective spans almost four decades, showcasing a selection of flat and sculpted paintings, a construction, and drawings. Curated and managed by Robert Curcio, his selection focuses on the figure animated by paint that has been a constant in Mango’s paintings. Mango’s uniquely contemporary Baroque sensibility of vibrant colors, […]
I’m available to model nude for art groups and individual artist and photography looking for an older mature male model. I’m in my mid seventies, 5’5″, 155 #. I’m located in the Washington DC and Baltimore areas and willing to travel. I get to New York City often. I have a background in graphics and fine […]
Artist Statement: “Self-Portraits” is an exploration of human sexuality, its depersonalization and even brutalization by our culture; the unlikely fusion of sacred and erotic feelings; the tension of experiencing our bodies and souls as two separate parts of ourselves, one higher and nobler than the other; or, the exhilaration of experiencing the body and soul […]
Redesigning TheGreatNude.tv as the “Figurative Arts Network” (Starring the Artists of the Registry) I’ve been designing websites for over 20 years now, and through my marketing firm Dangerous Media, I now produce and manage online marketing, advertising, and social media for all kinds of clients. When I decided to create an “Artists’ Website” back in 2007, I did so […]
I have been drawing all my life, and I still jump at the chance to draw from a live model. Like many practitioners of “Life Drawing”, over the years I have collected a broad set of tools and techniques for capturing that moment on paper. And for most of my life, soft-leaded pencils and textured paper […]
TheGreatNude Invitational was our first major exhibition featuring 27 international artists, working in traditional and contemporary styles and mediums, all on display on 2 floors of the Roger Smith Hotel in New York City. A packed opening night reception and two nights of sketch parties provided a wonderful context to enjoy the nudes on the walls. While there […]
I found photographer Stefan Soell’s work on a nude model website. These shots taken at a riverside location present this beautiful, athletic model against the lovely views of this location. All are wonderful references for drawing the Nude.
I found this model online and was struck not only by her lean, muscular body, but also by her sense of self, as reflected in the confident, athletic poses she presents to us. Here’s ten images that are sure to inspire a Great Nude from one of you artists!
Sail flew down from Massachusetts to join us at TheGreatNude Invitational Saturday, May 15. I asked him to pose in the window so that not only guests, but passers-by in the street could see what we were doing at our exhibition. Website: www.SailAuNaturel.com www.ModelMayhem.com/Sail
Here’s another excellent model from the North East. Ric Stewart is a more mature Life Model, but he’s very athletic and in excellent physical condition. A great reference for Life Drawing.
Lake Bell is a successful model and up-and-coming actress who has graced many fashion magazines and played noteworthy supporting roles in some recent popular films. But her appearance on the cover of New York Magazine during #FashionWeek was an attention grabbing role. Bell posed for the cover shoot in nothing more than a temporary tattoo […]
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 […]
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. Liliana, a well-known Life-Model here in New York City’s figurative arts schools was one of the model posing for us that weekend. This video gives an overview to the fair […]
Michael Singerman is a model from the D.C. area. He’s athletic and in excellent shape.