In 2008, with the launch of TheGreatNude, we set about “recreating” famous Nudes to generate a some of our first videos. Here’s a re-release of one of our first of those videos, a Life-painting session where we attempt to recreate Botticelli’s “Birth of Venus” with my guest, italian artist Giorgio Casu. This is HANDY CAM pre-HD video, and we’ve certainly improved our productions since this video. But we had a great model, and I can’t believe we fit all those people in my tiny Hell’s Kitchen studio apartment! And how about that Red Wig?
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.
In my iPad class on September 16th, I began a sketch of our model in a reclining pose, which I continued to work on for several days. I am using the iPad Air, and the APP Procreate, with a Wacom “Bamboo” stylus.
I joined the staff and guests of ARTSY.net for a Sketch MeetUp. I’ve been looking for a chance to use the APP Procreate to create a video from a LIVE Life Drawing class. This is my first experience trying to keep pace with a series of 5, 10 and 20 minute poses.