This page helps spread the word about our various publications based on fine art of the male figure, and opportunities for artists who produce such work. We will slip in some stories and news of interest as well.
The Art of Man
Patrick Hennessy (Irish, 1915-1981), Boy and Seagull, c.1954. Oil on canvas, 52 x 38 cm.
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That sinking feeling is upon us. The days are getting shorter and the nights are getting cooler. The picnics in the park are fading. The long walks on the beach are winding down. And the sad reality of saying goodbye to a summer love is weighing heavy on our hearts. Soon all we'll be left…
We have officially begun working on the 2016 edition of "The Art of Man." As we said previously, we're moving from quarterly editions to annual ones. We hope to release this editions around Thanksgiving.
CALL TO ARTISTS: Submissions are now being accepted for our 9th Annual "Naked in New Hope" 2015 exhibit. Attached is the submission information and submission form. Deadline is August 2, 2015.
Please pass this on to all your artist friends and family who might have an interest in entering.
Ricky & Paul
Sidetracks Art Gallery
10 Stockton Avenue
New Hope, PA 18938
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John Woodrow Kelley's Greek mythology paintings now available in book form. Check it out!
Any male figurative art lovers in Eastern PA? Come and see some of my original oil paintings at this event:
May 16 & 17, 2015
West Chester Pike,
West Chester, Pa
Artist’s & Artisan’s Showcase
9-5 Sat, 10-2 Sun. !! free entrance
I’ll be there showing my ORIGNIAL paintings.
More info: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Salon-Refusee/1571983439712145
AOM# 20 is now available: www.createspace.com/5365659
After this edition, we will be moving to a thicker annual edition. We expect AOM 2015 to be available in the late fall this year.
Theartofman.net brings you edition 20! This quarterly seeks to bring balance to a genre of art that overwhelmingly favors the female figure. The Art of Man features artists that are courageous enough to focus on the male figure as a significant portion of their portfolio. We bring you in-depth inter…
An artist we have featured in our books before, Maurice Heerndink. Check it out!
November 2014, finally the publication of the book: THE ART OF MAURICE HEERDINK 100 images in full color, 128 pages, 30x23 cm Order at www.mauriceheerdink.co...
We have just finished building "Art of Man" Edition 20 (Spring 2015) Front cover by Cody Furguson, rear cover here by Rebecca Ivatts. We are now in the first round of two edits. We expect the book to be available about mid-March.
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We have mailed out our first 8 proposals for an exhibition of male figurative art at major museum institutions. The first 8 were selected based on their annual attendance, and proximity to us. Luckily this meant 8 of out top 10 were located from Boston to Washington DC, and as far west as Pittsburgh. All within a 6 hour drive should a meeting be scheduled based on our initial proposal.
We have no expectations really. The gatekeepers have not yet seen fit to allow such an exhibition in America. We hope one or a few may have their eyes opened by the quality and variety of the work we have presented them: nearly 200 painters, sculptors, and photographers that we have featured in our publications.
The published collection will not be available to anyone outside the directors of museums we have sent it to. We have requested that even if they do not accept our proposal that they keep the book in their archives as a detailed record of what contemporary artists are doing with the non-erotic male figure as subject.
If you have any "in" or know anyone of power in the US museum system, I would appreciate a message. You can use the contact link at the website to do so. WE WILL NOT consider a scaled down exhibition at a gallery or minor institution. The subject deserves national attention, not local interest.
Proposals were sent to the directors of the following museums:
National Gallery, MoMA, Guggenheim, Boston Museum of Fine Arts, The Metropolitan, Hirshhorn Museum, Philadelphia Museum, and the Carnegie Museum.
You are welcome to peek at some of our presentation found at www.PowerfullyBeautiful.com . If you were included in ANY of our male figure based books through Sept. 2014, you have been included in this presentation, except for a select few who opted out because of their own changing portfolios.
Powerfully Beautifu l is the title of our first publication as Firehouse Publishing available HERE . Since then we have created many books that focus on the classical male figure in both traditional...
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So, a huge email blast is about to go out to all artists included in "100 Artists of the Male Figure," "The Art of Man," and "Vitruvian Lens." If not, please look in your spam.
Art of Man 18 has just had its formal edits, and has been sent to the printer for a proof copy. Assuming all goes well, we should be complete before the end of the month.
We are now working on completing Vitruvian Lens #5. That too should be ready by the end of the month.
Theartofman.net brings you edition 18! This quarterly seeks to bring balance to a genre of art that overwhelmingly favors the female figure. The Art of Man features artists that are courageous enough to focus on the male figure as a significant portion of their portfolio. We bring you in-depth inter…
New Work by William Eicholtz You should check out his page for details of this amazing work! Bravo William!
Looking glorious in the morning sun. The launch is not an unveiling- COURAGE is in the park and being enjoyed already.
Working on the Autumn Edition of The Art of Man. Here's a cover thumbnail of James Mortimer's, "The Hippocampus," oil on canvas, 55 x 72 in. Were scheduled for a September release.
100 Artists of the Male Figure's cover photo
Vitruvian Lens #4 is being built. Here's a sneak peek at the covers.
Henning von Berg
Grady Harp's article on Eadweard Muybridge
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Working on the rough edits for "The Art of Man," edition 17!
This edition features 6 artists: Rita Foster (Cover Image), Dominic Finocchio (rear cover), Ivor Sexton, Peter Bowles, Richard Claraval, and Lyubomir Naydenov. There is also an article about Henry Scott Tuke by art historian Grady Harp to round out this fine edition. The directory includes all artists featured in all previous editions of The Art of Man.
We expect the book to be available in May.
Here's something fun to watch while we are building edition 17 of The Art of man. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bQXt0jg_HGI
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Though our books will ALWAYS be available as printed physical books, we are currently preparing all our titles as eBooks, available internationally, first through Kindle, then iTunes, and the Nook soon. The first 3 uploads are here at a huge 69% discount, because there is no physical book to print, package, or ship.
This quarterly e-Book seeks to bring balance to a genre of art that overwhelmingly favors the female figure. We feature artists that are courageous enough to focus on the male figure as a significant portion of their portfolio. We bring you in-depth interviews into their thought processes, choice...
As of January 2014, "The Art of Man" will not be accepting NEW subscriptions. Current subscriptions will continue until they run out.
Those who have supported our series will receive quarterly updates, and a special, unpublished discount code to order issues individually and defray the costs of shipping. Amazon however, being the large resource it is, can sometimes still beat this price so we suggest you look there as well. Direct sales via Amazon and Createspace have been doubling every year, even sales in Europe, but Amazon's ability to undercut our pricing is making subscriptions unsustainable.
As subscriptions phase out, we will be re-building our books in "E-Format." Though we prefer printed books, e-books outsell paper books by a large margin, and we cannot ignore this potential market.
If you have any questions, please use the Contact link at the top left of this page. We thank you for your support.
Vitruvian Lens strives to discover and showcase photographers with a fine art approach to the male figure in their work. We offer a non-erotic option to those who love figurative art with an international point of view. Out in-depth interviews explore their thought processes, choices, and struggles…
Art of Man Edition #16 has been roughed together and is in the hands of the artists to make our first round of edits. The artists are set and you can see them listed on the cover, a very diverse bunch from all over the globe AND with a broad representation of the male figure of all shapes and sizes: even some hefty guys in this one! ;-)
We're editing Vitruvian Lens #3 right now. Very exciting edition!
The third edition includes a cover image and interview with Collin McAdoo (USA), and rear cover and interview with David Vance (USA). Additional interviews include the DDiArte team of Ze Diogo and Diamantino Jesus (Portugal), Enzo Truppo (Italy), Frank Aron Gårdsø (Norway), and Michel Gelin (Switzerland) to round out this international edition. Grady Harp, art historian, includes an article about vintage male photography with visuals provided by Big Kugels. More details can be found at VitruvianLens.com once the book has been released.
Sneak Peek of the inside Provincetown Memories here.
ABBREVIATED PREVIEW: Many images and written selections are missing from this sample edition. Please visit www.createspace.com/4504319 Richard Stabbert is a self-taught painter. He documents the people in his life, both past and present, referencing them, the objects around him, and his love of the…
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This is the full color artist's edition: Richard Stabbert is a self-taught painter. He documents the people in his life, both past and present, referencing them, the objects around him, and his love of the beach. All of his images are tied together by a sensuality of brushstroke. He limits his palet...
FOR A LIMITED TIME: We are reducing inventory and offering a gift special. Send "The Art of Man" to a friend, we'll ship it for free, include a card, and you'll have a happier, easier holiday.
Only $12 each, and we pick from what we have available, they are ALL awesome! Order one, or up to 5 different editions. (While supplies last) The webpage will be updated according to supplies on hand.
See details at: http://theartofman.net/Gift___Sample_Edition.html
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