Archive for April, 2011

Congratulations to ARC’s Living Master John Angel!
ARC is proud to announce that Florence, Italy’s Museum Villa Peyron now includes one of our Living Master’s paintings.
Entitled “Annigoni 1954”, it is a portrait of Pietro Annigoni (1910–1988) an Italian portrait and fresco painter, greatly influenced by the Italian Renaissance, who rose to international fame after presenting his famous portrait of Queen Elizabeth II in 1956.

Having been a student of Annigoni, John Angel pays excellent homage by way of this portrait. We extend every possible congratulation to John and are proud to have his “Angel Academy of Art” in Florence, Italy as a member of our ARC family!

Villa Peyron
Museum Villa Peyron
Florence, Italy

John Angel’s “Annigoni, 1954″

As an interesting side note, several quotes attributed to Pietro Annigoni, that have survived the test of time, reaffirm our ever vigilant stance on Modernism.

Here are two of our favorites:

“Impulse alone does not make a work of art.”

“I am convinced that the works of today’s avant-garde are the poisoned fruit of a spiritual decadence, with all the consequences that arise from a tragic loss of love for life.”

Posted Thursday, April 28th, 2011

New ARC Approved™ Atelier -Texas Academy of Figuartive Art
The Texas Academy of Figurative Art – TAFA is now an ARC Approved™ Atelier.

Click here to view the TAFA Gallery in the ARC Approved™ Ateliers and Schools section.

artwork by Ron Cheek
Falling Man
by Ron Cheek

Posted Monday, April 25th, 2011

Hold onto Your Hats!

The Finding of Moses

by Sir Lawrence Alma Tadema
The Finding of Moses, 1904 by Sir Lawrence Alma Tadema has sold at Sotheby’s for $35,922,500, setting a world record for the artist, the period and Sotheby’s Department of 19th Century European Paintings.

Don’t Miss This Story

Posted Thursday, April 14th, 2011

Hirschl & Adler Bouguereau Show

Hirschl & Adler Bouguereau Show

Celebrate the publication by ARC and ACC of the Bouguereau Catalog Raisonné

April 1st – April 30th 2011

Hirschl & Adler Galleries is featuring a small show of eighteen high-quality works of art by William Bouguereau and other major artists of the Paris Salon (i.e. Jules Lefebvre and Henri Gervex).

Posted Thursday, April 14th, 2011

Made You Look – An Insight into What the Public Really Wants
Ophelia by Sir John Everett Millais
Longest Look – 30 minutes
Colours: Anthraquinone Diazonium Chloride by Damien Hirst
Longest Look – 30 seconds
The ARC recently came across a fascinating article by the British newspaper, The Daily Mail. Visitors to the prestigious Tate Britain, in London, were unwitting participants in an experiment to determine whether the general public is truly as interested in modern art as the art establishment would have us believe.

The Tate Britain houses the most comprehensive collection of British art from the year 1500 to the present day. This combination of traditional and modern art made the museum a great choice for the experiment, which studied in great detail the viewing patterns of gallery attendees – in particular which paintings held viewers’ attention for the longest time. As you will see, their results were quite conclusive, and will probably come as no surprise to followers of ARC…

The now, well documented behavior shows that most people have absolutely no real interest, whatsoever, in Modern Art. In fact, they are spending an average of less than 5 seconds in front of even the most major works of Modern Art, in comparison to the several minutes they are spending in front of and contemplating the major realist works.

Click here to read the full article in The Daily Mail newspaper.

Posted Tuesday, April 5th, 2011

Angel Academy of Art “The Academic Process” Video
Click here to watch ARC Living Master, Michael John Angel from Angel Academy of Art, Florence, describe the history and course of training involved in becoming a traditional realist painter on YouTube.

A great look into the history of the academic process and how Angel Academy is effectively using it today.

Watch all three parts on YouTube:

Part One

Part Two

Part Three

Posted Monday, April 4th, 2011

New ARC Living Master™ Richard MacDonald

Richard MacDonald is now an ARC Living Master™

Click here to see the Richard MacDonald Gallery
Nureyev, Half Life
by Richard MacDonald

Posted Monday, April 4th, 2011

Max Ginsburg Workshop at Atelier De Brésoles
3-day Oil Painting Workshop with Master Painter Max Ginsburg
at the Atelier De Brésoles in Montreal Canada
May 13, 14 & 15 2011

Master Painter Max Ginsburg will demonstrate his painting technique and help each student as they paint from the live model.

Located in historic Montreal, this workshop offers 6-hour per day sessions painting from a live model. Students will learn the habits of good observation, looking at large forms and disregarding detail in the beginning, and later developing the painting in the succeeding days.

Enrollment is limited.

For more information visit or call 514-288-3772

Max Ginsburg Workshop
by Max Ginsburg
Posted Monday, April 4th, 2011