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WORKSHOP at the ART STUDENTS LEAGUE OF NEW YORK  
Life Drawing
with the iPad

TheGreatNude's Artist/Publisher Jeffrey Wiener will be offering a workshop at the Art Students League entitled Life Drawing with the iPad this September. Students will be taught several techniques for capturing the nude model with the digital tablet (iPad, Galaxy Notebook, etc.) or the Smartphone (iPhone, Samsung, etc.) using several popular painting APPs.

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Fans of the Figurative Arts now have their own channel on YouTube. TheGreatNude.tv is a subscription-based magazine featuring Artists who work with The Nude. With their exhibition and event reviews, interviews with collectors and galleries, and a tutorial series called SKETCH SESSIONS, they have an entertaining and unique arts program.

 
SPRING EDITION - NEW VIDEO  
Sketch Sessions
Life Drawing on the iPad
LIFE DRAWING @ ARTSY MEETUP #3
Video by Jeff Wiener, using Procreate on the iPad Air

Back at ARTSY's headquarters for another Sketch MeetUp, where I can work with my favorite APP: Procreate. Tonight's model was a lovely Italian woman named Izaskun. I created this video with several short poses and one long pose at the end.

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PREVIOUS EDITIONS - ARTICLES  
The Women
of the Sylvia Sleigh Collection
Review by Scott Goodwillie

It's good to see a flood of a different and most enjoyable kind lining the gallery walls of Rowan University in Glassboro, New Jersey. The university hosted an extensive exhibition of works from the collection of late artist and collector Sylvia Sleigh (1916 – 2010). Presenting over sixty paintings, works on paper and mixed media in an overwhelming array of styles and sizes it is a dizzying outpouring of creativity.

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  The Women of the Sylvia Sleigh Collection
SPRING EDITION - NEW VIDEO  
Sketch Sessions
Life Drawing on the iPad
Procreate APP (with Male Model)
Created in Sherry Camhy's Studio

Artist Sherry Camhy invited me to demonstrate Life Drawing on the iPad in one of her classes, with a male model to work with, who provided us with several 5 minute poses and two 10 minute poses. I created this video using the iPad APP "Procreate" which is fast becoming one of my favorite drawing tools.

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PREVIOUS EDITIONS - ARTICLES  
Summer Nudes
A Group Exhibition • June 10th - August 9th
@Jill Newhouse Gallery

Review by Jeffrey Wiener

On view several summers ago at the Jill Newhouse Gallery in Manhattan, this aptly named group show sheds it's clothes in the shadow of The Metropolitan Museum of Art right down the street!

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Waterfall Girl

I found photographer Stefan Soell's work on a nude model website. These shots taken at an exotic waterfall location present this beautiful, athletic model against the marvelous backdrop of this location. All are wonderful references for drawing the Nude.

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SPRING EDITION - NEW VIDEO  
Sketch Sessions
LIFE DRAWING @ ARTSY MEETUP #2
Video by Jeff Wiener, using Procreate on the iPad Air

Once again, joined the staff and guests of ARTSY.net for a Sketch MeetUp. I've been using Procreate to create videos from a LIVE Life Drawing class. Working with a Female Nude, with a series of 5, 10 and 20 minute poses.

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WINTER EDITION - NEW VIDEO  
Vincent Desiderio
NEW WORKS @Marlborough Gallery
01.2014 • Video Review by Jeff Wiener

In spite of a frigid January evening, I joined an exuberant crowd for the opening of Vincent Desiderio's exhibition of new works at Marlborough Gallery on 57th Street. This was a sprawling show of small and large works, featuring a number of delightful figurative studies that one can only appreciate up close.

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  Vincent Desiderio at Marlborough Gallery: January 2014
WINTER EDITION - NEW VIDEO  
THE GREAT NUDES of the
ARMORY SHOW

TheGreatNude.tv was roaming the floors of this behemoth of an Art Fair, seeking out the great nudes among the contemporary and modern art on display.

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WINTER EDITION - NEW VIDEO  
Janet A. Cook
Ars longa vita brevis
@ Dacia Gallery, February 2014

Janet A. Cook's solo show at Dacia Gallery "Ars longa vita brevis" features a number of lovely, colorful paintings of the female form. See these beautiful works and watch the interview by Jeffrey Wiener, publisher of TheGreatNude.tv

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WINTER EDITION - NEW VIDEO  
Scott Goodwillie
Dreams of the Lesser Gods
ALSO: BLACK&WHITE Exhibit @Dacia Gallery

Scott Goodwillie will be exhibiting new works in a show entitled Dreams of the Lesser Gods. We'll be there on opening night to capture some video of the opening. In the meantime, enjoy these works, several of which are GREAT NUDES and will be on exhibit at Tazza Gallery.

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  Scott Goodwillie: Dreams of the Lesser Gods
WINTER EDITION - NEW VIDEO  
Sketch Sessions
LIFE DRAWING @ ARTSY MEETUP
Video by Jeff Wiener, using Procreate on the iPad Air

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.

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WINTER EDITION - NEW VIDEO  
SKETCH SESSIONS:
Life Drawing on the iPad

Procreate APP (with model Jenny)
Video by Jeff Wiener, using Procreate on the iPad Air

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.

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WINTER EDITION - NEW MEMBER ARTIST  
TGN Registry Member
KEN GRANT

To me art is a very personal thing.  It’s all about visual communication between the artist and the viewer. If a piece of art moves you and speaks to you it is a great painting no matter the medium or style. If it makes you want to take it into your life and live with it It is a Great painting.

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WINTER EDITION - NEW MEMBER ARTIST  
TGN Registry Member
JANET A. COOK

The common thread though out my work is my fascination with the figure; “It’s timeless beautiful and fascinating”. Additional inspiration comes from variety of places ranging from the old masters paintings to modern day advertising, graffiti and body art. My goal is combine these elements together, along with my imagination into a cohesive whole that intrigues and engages the viewer.

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PREVIOUS EDITIONS - VIDEO  
Life-Drawing
on the iPad

Drawing APPs on the iPad2
Jeffrey Wiener: Publisher, TheGreatNude.tv

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. I am also a digital artist, and deeply fascinated by the process of using software and digital input tools to create art. Here's a multimedia article about my experiences using the iPad for life-drawing.

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Drawing in the Digital Age: A Series on Life Drawing on the iPad

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PREVIOUS EDITIONS - VIDEO  
Martha Erlebacher
RETROSPECTIVE @ NEW YORK ACADEMY of ART
11.2013 • Video by Jeff Wiener, Scott Goodwillie

TheGreatNude.tv visits New York Academy of Art to view a retrospective of Martha Mayer Erlebacher, who passed away earlier this year. She was a beloved artist, an amazingly talented realist painter and well-loved teacher. To see these paintings as stills, go to TheGreatNude.tv

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  Martha Erlebacher: Retrospective
PREVIOUS EDITIONS - VIDEO  
BEYOND RODIN:
New Directions in Contemporary Figurative Sculpture
The Rye Arts Center, Rye New York
Curated by Bob Clyatt

Early this summer, right outside the boundaries of "The City" with all it's contemporary galleries, at the Rye Arts Center presented a collection of high-quality artworks curated by sculptor Bob Clyatt. Beyond Rodin: New Directions in Contemporary Figurative Sculpture was reviewed in the New York Times, so if you missed it, watch our video interview with Bob Clyatt.

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PREVIOUS EDITIONS - VIDEO  
Sketch Sessions
at the Javits Center

TheGreatNude.tv presented 6 of its writers/artists in an exhibition at our booth at the Contemporary Art Fair NYC at the Jacob Javits Center. We also presented a series of Life-drawing events that featured a live model and drawing supplies for the public. Artist Sherry Camhy, a popular teacher here in New York, and Publisher/Artist Jeffrey Wiener, both presented tutorial demonstrations during the busy weekend.

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Sketch Sessions at Jacob Javits Center

PREVIOUS EDITIONS - VIDEO  
Leah Poller:
Mirrors of the Soul

@ Knox Gallery, Harlem, NY

Harlem-based Sculptor Leah Poller has a wonderful collection of figurative works on exhibit at the Knox Gallery in Harlem, up until November 9th. I had a chance to stop by the gallery one quiet afternoon, and had a nice chat with Leah about her work.

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  Leah Poller: Mirrors of the Soul
PREVIOUS EDITIONS - VIDEO  
The Body and Beyond
A Series by Lilianne Milgrom

Our newest editorial contributor, Registry Artist Lilianne Milgrom, will be reporting on the nude in art and the nude AS art in a series entitled The Body and Beyond. We'll follow her travels around the world in her search for the next Great Nude. She personally experienced this cacophony of divergent opinions during her recent stint at the Musée d'Orsay in Paris as the authorized copyist of Gustav Courbet's 1866 masterwork L'origine du monde (The Origin of the World).

  The Body and Beyond: Lilianne Milgrom
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The Governor's Island
Sketch Sessions
Governor's Island, New York • September, 2010

During The Governor's Island Art Fair, TheGreatNude presented several Sketch Sessions in our own exhibition space. Our Life Drawing workshops were open to the viewing public, and visitors were often surprised when they turned the corner to discover nude models posing for artists.

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  Governor's Island Sketch Sessions
PREVIOUS EDITIONS - VIDEO  
Corpus Hermeticum:
Odd Nerdrum on Exhibit

TheGreatNude Invitational
Curated by Leah Poller
The works of Odd Nerdrum presented in cooperation with the Nerdrum Institute, Norway

Curator/Artist Leah Poller discusses Corpus Hermeticum and exhibiting artist Odd Nerdrum. Additional commentary by fellow exhibiting artists Richard T. Scott, Adam Miller and Fedele Spadafora on their group exhibit at TheGreatNude Invitational and the use of the Nude in their work.

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PREVIOUS EDITIONS - VIDEO  
SMALL WORKS

The Third Annual Governor’s Island Art Fair, organized by 4Heads, is a carnival-like event held each weekend on Governor’s Island during the month of September. Over one hundred exhibitors are using the rooms inside the former barracks of this U.S. Coast Guard property, their home in the middle of New York harbor up until only several years ago, to showcase the works of artists of almost every stripe.

On our opening weekend, crowds were thick with locals and tourists from around the world, who seemed to descend on the island in one fell swoop. Then at the hieght of the afternoon, our model arrived, and we began our Sketch Session Demonstration. Exhibiting artists were joined by exhibit visitors who took advantage of the art supplies and extra chairs.

 

Small Works at Governor's Island

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TheGreatNude presents 16 Artists at The Governor’s Island Art Fair September 4-26, 2010 - Governor’s Island, NY.

PREVIOUS EDITIONS - VIDEO  
Sketch Sessions
Tips for Life-Drawing: Pose 1

Artist/TGN Publisher Jeffrey Wiener creates Life Drawings during an arts event, and offers some tips on how to make your drawing stand out when working with 20-30 minute poses. In this video, featuring a masked nude female, torso facing us, the artist focuses on rendering several small details in order to make the finished work look "loosely" realistic.

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  Sketch Sessions: Tips for Life Drawing
PREVIOUS EDITIONS - VIDEO  
An Interview with Collector
Howard Tullman

New York Academy of Art, October, 2010
Howard Tullman's Loft, Chicago, November, 2010


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 the arts in several other notable ways. In New York, Howard is on the board of the New York Academy of Art and in Chicago, Tullman has launched a professional digital arts school called Tribeca Flashpoint Academy.

 

Interview with Howard Tullman

PREVIOUS EDITIONS - VIDEO  
ADULT DRAW
@ CoSM Gallery, NYC (2008 Re-Release)

The Great Nude headed downtown to an art event called “Adult Life Drawing” a few summers ago, presented by the Zoppa Brothers, who created a wonderfully theatrical party experience that has become a favorite "Night Out" for fans of TheGreatNude.tv here in NYC.

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  Adult Nude Drawing

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PREVIOUS EDITIONS - VIDEO  
Interview:
Ted Lawson

Exhibit:Entropy at Emmanuel Fremin Gallery
Interview by artist/publisher Jeffrey Wiener

TheGreatNude.tv sent it's crew down to the Emmanuel Fremin Gallery to meet with artist Ted Lawson, who's exhibition of abstract and realist sculptures and paintings feature several Great Nudes.

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PREVIOUS EDITIONS - VIDEO  
Sketch Sessions
Zoppa Bros "Adult Drawing Event"

The Zoppa Brothers' Adult Drawing event features a collection of eclectic and exotic models posing in a hip setting with excellent house music. This is not your grandmother's Art Student's League sketch class! Featuring the Girls of Burning Angel & Special Guests! TheGreatNude.tv was there as director Jeffrey Wiener sketched the night away, producing several drawings that will be featured in upcoming Sketch Session tutorial videos.

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Drawing in the Digital Age: A Series on Life Drawing on the iPad

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PREVIOUS EDITIONS - VIDEO  
Nudes at the
Javits Center

Sketch Sessions during the
Contemporary Art Fair NYC

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. This video gives an overview to the fair and the figurative artists exhibiting there. Plus an "over-the-shoulder" view of our Sketch Sessions.

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Sketch Sessions at the Javits Center

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