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Life Drawing

Spring Studio Is Dead, Long Live Spring Studio

Daniel Maidman | Posted 12.31.2016 | Arts
Daniel Maidman

Some years ago, I lived in one of those artsy little towns which freckle the South. There was a main road in this town, and off to one side of it, a fenced-off bare lot. Walking past, one would notice slow changes in the lot: the digging of a foundation, laying in of beams, the start of a building.

Special Nude Drawing Classes Help Japan's 40-Year-Old Virgins With Women

artnet | artnet News | Posted 07.01.2015 | Arts

This article originally appeared on artnet News. by Sarah Cascone Virgin Academia naked figure drawing classes. Photo: Yoshikazu Tsuno, courtest...

Dispatch From the Figurative Arts

Daniel Maidman | Posted 06.10.2016 | Arts
Daniel Maidman

He who would represent the human form with fidelity to nature -- with a dexterity striving to match that of the world itself -- must rehearse the depiction of the body endlessly, learning it as one learns an alphabet teeming with letters.

The Prince and I Sat Down Near the Window

Daniel Maidman | Posted 02.09.2015 | Arts
Daniel Maidman

I learned in it what I could from Lehmann, and from Ingres too, and from maybe-Marietta, and from Leah; the eye of each of us stares back from the painting, although only mine and Leah's are living now.

5 Great Reads for Your Bookclub

Catherine McKenzie | Posted 01.04.2015 | Books
Catherine McKenzie

I've come to appreciate reading a book along with a group. The things some people love that others hate. The parts others pick up on that you missed. Appreciating a well-written line together. I've learned that reading in tandem enhances the reading experience.

Dear Jerry: Notes on Life Drawing

Daniel Maidman | Posted 08.05.2014 | Arts
Daniel Maidman

Non-life-drawers often assume that life drawing involves a sideways translation of one impulse into another impulse. But this assumption is flawed. I read the sex drive as a powerful force, but a specific one.

'Women's Fiction?' 'Men's Fiction?' 'Human Fiction?' What Does It Mean?

Randy Susan Meyers | Posted 07.13.2014 | Books
Randy Susan Meyers

We don't need firemen and firewomen -- they're all fire fighters. And all those writers we love? We don't need to call the writer-men and writer-women. We can call them writers. And we can call the novels they write, just that. Novels.

Art and Artists III: Forms of Beauty

Daniel Maidman | Posted 03.10.2014 | Arts
Daniel Maidman

The Blind Prophet. Let me conclude this sequence of posts with a slightly more detailed examination of what it means to an artist -- in this case me ...

Erin Migdol

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Here at HuffPost Weddings, we're all about celebrating unique and innovative ideas in the wedding world. In this series, Wedding Trailblazers, we'll b...

The Latest Bachelorette Party Phenom? | Posted 03.14.2013 | Weddings

On a recent Saturday, Amy Albright was celebrating her bachelorette party on West 14th Street. A table was filled with miniature cupcakes and glasses ...

Drawing for the Soul

Penny Will | Posted 09.26.2012 | Healthy Living
Penny Will

My very favorite time to draw is in the evening. I like to settle into my comfy chair with a clip board, lots of paper and pencils jammed conveniently in my hair. The movement of the pencil on the paper is rather hypnotic, and before I know it, hours have gone by.