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?
Baccio Bandinelli In Florence
I remember standing electrified with awe in Florence years ago taking in a sculpture titled Laocoon by 16th century artist Baccio Bandinelli. It was my first encounter with his work and I wondered why I hadn’t read about him in my art history class before. Working on an enormous scale seemed to fit the monumentality of […]
Interview with Collector Howard Tullman
Interviews at New York Academy of Art and Chicago For the past few decades, the Figurative Arts have had few champions in the marketplace like collector Howard Tullman. This Chicago entrepreneur has been buying art for over 40 years and has amassed one of the largest collections of nudes I’ve ever seen. Tullman also supports […]
Painting the Nude with Procreate
Jeffrey Wiener, publisher of TheGreatNude.tv and an artist himself uses the APP Procreate on the iPad Air to make a movie from a Life Drawing featuring the model Jenny.