Archive for April, 2007

Early Stella or Kindergarten Painting?

GoodArt post by Fred Ross:

When my son was 6 years old, his arts and crafts teacher in first grade had the children paint abstractly, and Gregory painted something that was rather colorful but as instructed, it was without form or meaning. He was proud of it at the time (He’s 31 now) and he asked me to frame it nicely like all the paintings we had hanging in our home. I happened to have an antique expensive gold frame just the right size, and I framed and hung it in his bedroom in the back facing out so you could see it from the hallway.

About 3 months later, an art dealer who professed to love modern art, but who traded in the 19th century to “earn living”, was in our house trying to sell me something. I gave him a tour of the collection and he clearly looked down his nose at all of the “sentimental” works from the 19th Century.

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Posted Saturday, April 21st, 2007

Ross Collection Expands Holdings
The collection of Fred and Sherry Ross has expanded again, this time with a combination of 19th century and contemporary works:

Emerald Dreams by Morgan Weistling
Dawn of Hope by Daniel Gerhartz
Eve by Cody Swanson
Promise of Renewalby Duffy Sheridan

Hard Work by Georges Laugee
Venetian Wedding by Jules Eugene Lenepveu
Forest Tryst by Edmund Blair Leighton

Emerald Dreams

by Morgan Weistling
Posted Sunday, April 15th, 2007

Florence Academy of Art Announces Summer Session
The Florence Academy of Art
Summer Session 2007
July 2-27, 2007

Florence, Italy
Molndal, Sweden

Portraiture – Still Life – Landscape
Drawing, Painting, and Sculpture

Via delle Casine 21r, 50122 Firenze, Italy
Tel: +39 055 245444

More information on the Florence Session

More information on the Gothenberg Session

Andrew Ameral
(faculty member)Study of Simona
Posted Sunday, April 15th, 2007

New Bouguereaus in Larger Poster Sizes

Each month the Art Renewal Center will add a new artwork by William Bouguereau never shown on our website to the ARC Museum.

Posters made from these new files along with several other images of paintings by Bouguereau and some of our most popular artists will be posted each month and will be available as Hi-Res Posters at Larger Formats up to 44 x 60 inches on Fine Art Canvas from the ARC Store.

Posted Wednesday, April 11th, 2007