News about figure drawing and life drawing
People tend to take off their clothes in front of the bathroom, sleep or sex. Time Out spoke to the few who undress at work. "Alexander once called to pose, I went with him. It gives me pleasure to rustle a pencil. People shy of nudity because they are embarrassed themselves. It is difficult to find a complete woman, who wants to pose. Read More>
Naked Craft The job of sitter appeared in ancient times - since the beginning of the fine arts. Read More>
Nackte Tatsachen bei der ersten Ferienakademie Eine Nackte im Kulturzentrum: bei der Ferienakademie der Volkshochschule Ludwigsburg nichts Außergewöhnliches. Denn neben zahlreichen Workshop-Angeboten vom Musizieren bis hin zum Englischkurs wird von einer Dozentin auch Aktmalerei für Anfänger und Fortgeschrittene angeboten. Read More>
Kunst - ein Schöpfungsakt
DORSTFELD Die Teilnehmer eines Aktmalkurses machten es sich nicht leicht, Nacktheit zu Papier zu bringen. Keine Scheu darf das Modell haben, aber die Maler auch nicht. Für ihre möglichst genauen Zeichnungen müssen diese für Details auch schon mal näher an die nackt Posierende herantreten. Read More>
Vom Aktzeichnen bis zur digitalen Malerei Wattenscheid. Auf Vielfalt setzt der Kunstkreis Wattenscheid e.V. mit seinem neuen Fortbildungsprogramm. Reizvolle Seminarangebote gibt es für künstlerisch Ambitionierte. Zur Spezialisierung und Weiterbildung von Künstlern und Fachleuten, aber auch zur Vermittlung elementarer Grundlagen für Anfänger und Fortgeschrittene hält die diesjährige Sommerakademie Angebote vor. Read More>
20 artists painting nude in the garden of the Japanese Palace in Dresden Dresden. Painting outdoors, to eat and drink. 20 artists took on Sunday of this opportunity and painted in the garden of the Japanese Palace, under the slogan "Breakfast on the lawn." Read More> Another Link, One more link.
The Art of the Nude Model Growing up, most of us are taught that nudity is inherently bad; that it is completely and absolutely taboo. Allison Conley, however, believes no such thing. Conley, a senior at Stony Brook University majoring in digital arts, has been working as a nude model since the summer of 2008, and sees no problem with taking off her clothes.
'Behold the Nude' at Skulski Art Gallery in Clark, NJ
World-renowned realist whose paintings startled and impressed Lucian Freud: THE ORIGINAL, unnerving, sustained artistic achievement of Lucian Freud, who has died aged 88, had at its heart a wilful, restless personality, fired by his intelligence and attentiveness and his suspicion of method, never wanting to risk doing the same thing twice. Read More>
Tough Job in the Naked City The event was the Society of Illustrators' Tuesday evening "Sketch Night"‹not to be confused with its Thursday evening sketch night. Here's the difference: On Tuesday, according to a helpful flier, "Models will be nude with an occasional accessory" Read More>
Christian Colleges Struggle with Their Fine Art Programs When Bob and Sandra Bowden were scouting colleges for their daughter Jennifer in the 1980s, they found that the pickings were slim. "My husband and I were looking for a Christian college with a studio art program, and it was like looking for a needle in a haystack," Ms. Bowden recalled. ..So are their programs comparable to those offered by secular institutions? One obvious difference is the attitude to the use of models in life-drawing classes. "Calvin College doesn't use nude models," said David Diephouse, chairman of the institution's art department. It is a touchy subject. By omitting traditional life drawing, some argue that Christian college students are missing out on a central tenet of traditional art training.Read More>
Sketching a beauty queen To kill time in our life drawing class, I join my students when they draw. Read More>
Life drawing meets sketchy burlesque at Stage 84 in Davie "I was thinking, straight up, 'this isn't like your standard life drawing class,'" remembers Sundquist. "There's this strange mermaid that some guy carries out because she's in costume, and she interacts with the artists. The atmosphere just became so non-threatening." Read More>
Class at the El Paso Museum of Art is "Drawing" in Students "Once you start drawing you're not even really focusing on nudity or anything like that. You're just trying to capture this drawing so it looks decent to yourself," said artist Rene Sanders. Read More>
Acclaimed Artist and Teacher Leads Figure Drawing Class
James McMullan urges students to analyze "rhythms" and "pressures" in model's body, during Southampton Writers Conference class at Stony Brook Southampton. Read More>
Undraped models 'just like any other object' for local artists A model walks into a room with, typically, a dozen people, takes clothes off and sits still in the middle of the room for a few hours. Read more>
Anger as art is removed from church A CENSORSHIP row has erupted between an art class and the congregation at an Ashbourne church. Read More>
Life model takes over AFTER seven years as a model, Heather Brenchley will now step in to help guide aspiring artists as they explore their creative side. Read More>
Nude models help artists see the truth When it comes to her part-time modeling job, Laura Stokes has nothing to hide. Stokes, 27 of Pittsburgh, models in the nude for art students at Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh. In the past four years, she's posed for at least 25 different sessions. "You kind of get past that feeling of awkwardness," she says. "It's so funny; you catch yourself by surprise by thinking, 'Wow, I'm naked in front of a bunch of people I don't know.' "
Read more: Nude models help artists see the truth - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
A legend laid bare: Egon Schiele exhibition Egon Schiele Women, at the Richard Nagy gallery, London W1, opens on Thursday (richardnagy.com) Read More>
LIFE Gets Naked: Artists and Models Read More>
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The first time I walked into an art class I arrived as the main event. The details of why in the early 1960's I'd decided to work as an artist's model are irrelevant, so I'll leave it at the fact I needed money for the plane fare to Europe and nobody was going to give it to me. Read More>
The art world is like an iceberg - what you see is only a fraction of what's going on.
For 10 years I worked part-time as an artist's model, working for professional artists, art and animation schools and community groups. The latter was the by far my most frequent employer and by far the most surprising group. Read More>
I've never actually been to a life drawing class. For one thing, my figurative drawing skills don't extend much beyond stark stick men and for another, my more arty friends' cringe-worthy tales of afternoon sessions with Derek, the OAP with the seriously small willy who liked chit chatting about the weather and chastising anyone under thirty while sitting open legged on a stool are pretty much enough to put me off for life. Or are they? Keen to reinvent the traditional staid concepts of life drawing, London Drawing, the brainchild of artists Anne Noble-Partridge and David Price have launched The Drawing Theatre, a creative fusion of theatre and drawing Read More>