Archive for January, 2009

Juliette Aristides at Atlanta Art Gallery: ArtHouse09
ARC Living Master™ Juliette Aristides will show at ArtHouse09
January 23- February 8
Atlanta Art Gallery
3005 Peachtree Road, NE, Suite B
Atlanta, GA 30305
Click Here for artists on Display at ArtHouse09
Posted Thursday, January 29th, 2009

ARC Visitor is Astonished

You have exceeded all expectations as aficionados of fine art! Only The Turner Prize has astonished me more.

Posted Thursday, January 29th, 2009

ARC Living Master™ Stephen Gjertson has a New Website
The Website for ARC Living Master™
Stephen Gjertson is now available on-line:


Painting by Stephen Gjertson

Nakomis Heights Project
Posted Tuesday, January 27th, 2009

4 New Images Added to the Mark Lovett Gallery
Four new images have been added to the gallery for ARC Living Artist™ Mark Lovett. These latest additions to the artist’s “Portraits of Young Beauties” series will be included in an upcoming exhibit to be held in the Fall of 2009 showcasing all the “beauties” that then remain unsold or can be borrowed from their owners.
Contact Mark Lovett Studio for more information:

I Wonder
by Mark Lovett
Posted Tuesday, January 27th, 2009

"Michelangelo: The Poetry and the Man"  by Kara Ross
Kara Ross delves into the character of Michelangelo through his poetry.
Click here to read this insightful article.
Michelangelo Poster

Slave (dying)-detail
by Michelangelo
Posted Saturday, January 24th, 2009

Fred Ross on "Bouguereau and the Real 19th Century"

“In 1900 at the Universal Exposition in Paris, it is reported that Degas and Monet were approached by a newspaper reporter who asked who, in their opinion, would most likely be considered the greatest 19th century French artist in the year 2000. After a brief debate, both agreed on one man – William Bouguereau.

Click Here to read this speech by Fred Ross
delivered to the New York Society of Portrait Artists
Friday, January 4th, 2002 at the Salmagundi Club.

Posted Tuesday, January 20th, 2009

Scholarships Awarded to Students at ARC Approved™ Angel Academy

Dear Sharon,

Thank you very much for your package received today including a
cheque for $500.00 for Shane Wolf’s fourth place prize, and the two
scholarship certificates for Teresa Oaxaca and Shane Wolf. It is a
very good idea to send us copies and we will be delighted to have
these framed and placed prominently in our school…
On behalf of John Angel and myself I would also like to thank you all
at the ARC for your most generous contribution to inspire our
students, they all deservedly hold the ARC in such high esteem.

thank you again.

yours sincerely

Lynne Barton

Posted Tuesday, January 20th, 2009

I just want to express my gratitude…

I just want to express my gratitude at finding this website, it gives me great hope for the future of art. I can’t express how much I wish for this vision of the renewal of art to be made manifest. I also hold the vision of bringing true joy and beauty back into music. Thank you for your encouraging work!


Posted Monday, January 12th, 2009

Annigoni Museum Opens in Florence
The Annigoni Museum, dedicated to the works of Pietro Annigoni, the greatest of the 20th-century Realists, opened in Florence, Italy, on November 15th, 2008. It is housed in a stupendous palace, the Palazzo Bardini, on Costa San Giorgio, with a wonderful view over the entirety of medieval Florence and its world-famous cathedral. The museum comprises eight or ten perfectly lit rooms and contains many of Annigoni’s masterpieces, such as the great 1946 Self-Portrait, the Solitudine series, the portrait of Annigoni’s son Benedetto as a young man, a portrait of the artist’s daughter Ricciarda, as well as many of Annigoni’s breathtaking drawings, allegories and landscapes.

Michael John Angel, Lynne Barton and Jered Woznicki of the Angel Academy of Art, Florence, were at the opening, and Benedetto Annigoni explained to them that the museum will also host conferences on art and discuss the rebirth of Realism (and its future directions), thus making the museum a museo vivo, as he called it: a living museum. It is also the intention of the museum to exchange some of the paintings from time to time and show many more works by the maestro.

The museum is the result of years of work by the artist’s family, most notably by Annigoni’s son, Benedetto, and the maestro’s beautiful widow, Rosella. During his life, Annigoni was a rebel and a champion of Realist painting, who was very much at loggerheads with the art establishment; however, shortly after his death in 1988, the government of Florence mounted a huge show in the Palazzo Strozzi. It was a delight to see the artist’s work so beautifully honored by the very art establishment that had fought with him throughout his lifetime. And now, too, there is this spectacular, official museum, where art students and the modern masters of the New Realism can see the work of the painter whom Bernard Berenson called the greatest artist of the 20th century.

Pietro Annigoni was born in Milan in 1910 and moved to Florence with his family in the mid-1920s. He leaped to fame with his 1955 portrait of Queen Elizabeth II of England and, after this, was recognized as the greatest portrait painter in the world. As well as portraits (usually in oil-tempera), he painted many allegories and frescoes for churches throughout Italy. His work is in many royal collections and public museums, such as the National Portrait Gallery in London, the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the Uffizi Gallery in Florence and the Vatican Museums in Rome. His students and “artistic progeny” include such painters as Michael John Angel, Antonio Ciccone, Benjamin Long, Nelson Shanks, Daniel Graves, Romano Stefanelli, Silvestro Pistolesi, Fernando Bernardini and Gianni Cacciarini. A biography of Annigoni can be found on the ARC Museum and on Wikipedia. There are many other on-line sites and many books, as well as a biographical film: Annigoni: Portrait of an Artist.

Click here for a brief video presentation.

by Peitro Annigoni

La Bella Italiana
by Peitro Annigoni

by Peitro Annigoni

Posted Monday, January 12th, 2009

Three Week Intensive At BACAA

Three-week intensive figure painting workshop at ARC Approved™ Bay Area Classical Artist Atelier:
Dennis Cheaney Figure Painting Workshop
March 9-27, 2009
In this intensive 10-day class, students will learn how to apply fundamental concepts of figure painting to a long pose. The goals of the painting workshop are to develop the student’s eye, to deepen the student’s feeling for light and the human figure, and to enable students to learn how to apply these principles to their own painting practice.
Each class will begin with a brief lecture and/or demonstration followed by one-on-one instruction at each student’s easel.
Demonstrations will reveal the direct painting method practiced by Cheaney as taught to him by the master-artist Ted Jacobs.
This course is open to students of all levels. Dennis will work with each student to assist him or her in taking his or her art practice to the next level.

Click Here for an Application
Posted Friday, January 2nd, 2009