Many thanks to my longtime reader and fellow artist’s model ColdSilverMoon for sending me this YouTube video. He presumed I’d find it interesting and amusing and he was right. The hosts of NBC’s popular Today show decided to partake in some :gasp!: life drawing at the New York Academy of Art. This video segment records their foray into the art world and it’s all lighthearted fun.
My brief assessment is this: thank god for Matt Lauer and Al Roker, taking it all in stride and making fun of themselves, because Ann Curry and Meredith Vieira are such uptight prudes. Especially Ann Curry. Girl, loosen up, would ya’? She’s all in a twist, uncomfortable and nervous about the models and the “nudity”, yadda, yadda. Enough already with this “I’m looking at a naked person!” stuff. Doesn’t she understand that she is within the confines of a figurative art school? It’s not out in public on the street in the middle of Broadway.
I think ColdSilverMoon and I are most happy to see the New York Academy of Art featured here, as it is an outstanding, prestigious school that we both admire and respect. I really enjoy posing down there. Great place for models to work. Their fall semester classes begin on September 19th, and I’m ready!
So thanks again to ColdSilverMoon for passing along this video. It’s fun for Museworthy. Enjoy everyone!