Press Release

Let Yourself Look:
Talking Art of the Day April 2021

  Art connects your inner self with the world.
--Ilene Skeen, artist & founder

April is renewal. Weather warms. Flowers bloom. Spring revives us all. We want to get out and look at the world. Some people are out. Some people are still extra cautious. All have been through a hellish year. It's time to reconnect with people and with our inner selves.

"When you enjoy art, you connect with your inner self. Your inner self connects you with the world in new and unexpected ways. Find your inner self, and you will find people, old and new."
Today, Barebrush announces Let Yourself Look: Talking Art of the Day April 2021. Barebrush presents 30 artworks by contemporary artists in visual media and short videos.

The April calendar and videos launch with a fine art photo, Eye Contact, by Peter Wong King of New Mexico. The portrait features a young woman, head in hands with a riveting gaze (no fooling). Peter writes,

"Models I work with know being comfortable and at ease shows through my work... I bring out their natural honest beauty."
April 1st, 2021 is day number 9,349 in the Barebrush calendars. In a year, when the world changed, Barebrush changed with it. Beginning in September '20, Barebrush launched a new video series, "Talking Art of the Day."

The "Art of the Day" Method

In each art video, Ilene follows a simple method to answer three questions: What do you see? Who's the artist? What's the point? To answer, Ilene creates a narrative of specific details that you, the viewer can see. Ilene uses close-ups. She adds lines, arrows, and other art tools for emphasis. Then she shares what the artist says about the work. Finally, she tries to tease out a point. She welcomes comments and disagreement. It's all good. The 200+ videos are fast and fun, averaging under 3 minutes.

The Barebrush Art of the Day calendar

Each Barebrush calendar features contemporary artworks in various media. These include photos, oils, watercolor, mixed media, and sculpture. You see the beauty of art created by artists working today, revealed day by day. You see the tantalizing art of the nude. You get the words of the artists. Other art calendars use one image per month or week. Barebrush showcases unique artwork for each day of the month. The art of the day is yours to see, enjoy and treasure. On the Art-of-the-Day calendar page, you can see the current calendar art revealed over time.

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Barebrush art includes all visual media such as photography, painting, drawing, and sculpture. Founded in 2006. Daily Art of the Day videos began Sept 1, 2020. Artist and media inquiries welcome.

About Ilene Skeen

Ilene Skeen, MBA, is the founder of Barebrush and a member of the Salmagundi Club of New York City since 1999. She is also an artist, author, and speaker.

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In the Beginning...

It's All About the N*de (2007)

New Westminster Record
April 2019
  • How nude is too nude?

  • Art & Beyond
    March/April 2013
  • Barebrush Bares All

  • NY Observer
    Mar 21, 2011
  • Art Disrobed
  • As the Flesh Fades, 'Nude' Painters Band Together

    Feb 2011
  • Review of My Nude Valentine by D. Maidman

  • ARTnews
    Dec 2010
  • Nothing Like the Real Thing