Archive for December, 2011
|Two New Articles by ARC Director of Operations Kara Lysandra Ross|
Posted Wednesday, December 28th, 2011
|Two New Articles by ARC Director of Operations Kara Lysandra Ross are available at the Epoch Times.
The Contemporary Realist Movement
|| The term, “Contemporary Art,” has long been associated with the Modernist and Post Modernist Movements because at the time they were created the words “contemporary art” or “modern art” also meant the art of today.
|However, these movements started several decades ago and today the terms have become deceptive as a new movement of living artists is taking back the word contemporary and associating it with the traditional techniques of the old masters applied to the human experience as well as important subjects of the times. The general public is growing tired of art that needs long explanations and justifications and more and more people want to recognize what they are looking at and respond to it on a humanist level rather than a purely conceptual one…
|William Bouguereau and his Religious Works
|William Bouguereau (1825-1905), although well known for his paintings of peasant girls and mythological scenes, has also become one of the most beloved religious painters of all time. As a devout catholic, Bouguereau, as so many other religious painters, viewed his work as a form of worship both of God and of his most beloved creation, mankind. Bouguereau’s love of Christ can be clearly seen in his religious paintings for which he took no short cuts and spared no time and dedication in creating…
|Academy of Realist Art Announces First UK Workshop|
Posted Tuesday, December 27th, 2011
|In response to international demand, ARC-approved atelier the Academy of Realist Art is pleased to announce its first UK workshop. Senior Instructor Fernando Freitas will be conducting a seven-day Bargue Drawing course from February 20 to 25, 2012 at The Albany, Douglas Way, Deptford, London. This workshop is designed to appeal to all levels of experience, from beginner to advanced.
The Charles Bargue Drawing course was developed and widely applied in the mid 19th century as a foundation exercise for fine art training. Throughout the years it has been used by many great masters as an essential process in understanding the principles of shape, proportion, value and form.
|Don’t miss this rare opportunity to learn the original Bargue method from a world-renowned instructor in old master techniques. For information or to register, visit www.academyofrealistart.co.uk or contact Ewan McNaughton at email@example.com.
Posted Friday, December 16th, 2011
|E. Blair Leighton: The Prominent Outsider, by ARC Director of Operations Kara Lysandra Ross is now available on the ARC website.
Despite his relative anonymity within a historical period still being rediscovered, Blair Leighton’s compelling images have worked their way into the living day psyche, impacting our perceptions and understandings of romance, chivalry, and the medieval era.
To read the article click here.
|ARC Living Master™ Cesar Santos – New Image Gallery and Exhibition|
Posted Thursday, December 15th, 2011
Nude with Glasses and Goatee
by Cesar Santos
| ARC is happy to announce the addition of all new images in ARC Living Master™ Cesar Santos’ gallery!
Santos studied at Miami Dade College and the New World School of the Arts before travelling to Florence, where he trained at the Angel Academy of Art under the tutelage of Michael John Angel, a student of Pietro Annigoni. He returned to Miami, where he developed his philosophy of marrying both the classical and the modern juxtaposed within one painting. With superb technique, he infuses a harmony between the natural and the conceptual to create works that are provocative and dramatic. He has been the recipient of numerous accolades including a first place award from a competition sponsored by the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
|To view his new image gallery click here.
In addition, a solo show of his work in being held at the National Gallery of Costa Rica, which will run through January 5th, 2012.
To view more on this exhibitions and others, please click here.
|Enter the 2011/2012 International Salon|
Posted Friday, December 9th, 2011
|We are now accepting entries for the Art Renewal Center 2011/2012 International Salon Competition. This year we are offering the largest cash amount ever in awards totaling an unprecedented $50,000. Participants can compete and win in 6 categories: Figurative, Landscape, Animals, Still life, Sculpture, and Drawing.
This year we are also introducing 5 NEW awards designed to encourage creativity and ambition in the arts: Most Creative, Best Social Commentary, Best Portrait, Most Ambitious Work, and Best Trompe L’oeil.
As usual, award winners and finalists will be featured on the Art Renewal Center’s website and in our full color catalog.
|Please try our NEW application process and be sure to contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you encounter any technical issues!
Please Note: You must be at least a free registered ARC member to apply for the salon because we need your information. Please click here and follow the prompts to either sign in or create a membership to apply for the salon.
|2011 NTDTV 3rd Chinese International Figure Painting Competition Award Ceremony|
Posted Tuesday, December 6th, 2011
|Chairman Fred Ross was one of three speakers for the 2011 NTDTV 3rd Chinese International Figure Painting Competition Award Ceremony at the Salmagundi Art Club, New York, NY last night. It is wonderful to see that there are many organizations in America and overseas dedicated to return art to its rightful path.
“This greatest of all art scams needed the wealthy and cynical to buy into their prospectus. Even the art departments at the colleges and universities started singing the same song which was now at the peak of fashion.
Most people don’t realize that the majority of colleges didn’t have art departments prior to 1950. When those art departments were formed it was at a time when Modernism was in full force educating students to this mindset in droves and still do to this day.
To this end they invented their own art history, and made up events that never actually happened, creating a history and mythology orchestrated by highly articulate verbal craftsmen whose skill with language to turn a word or develop disingenuous ideas, ordained their new paradigm with its own language…a language which many of us call ‘art-speak’ .”
- Fred Ross
For video coverage of this event, please click here.
To read the Epoch Times article, please click here.
To see the NTDTV news report of the event, please click here.
To read the full speech in our Philosophy section, please click here.
Posted Friday, December 2nd, 2011
|Lessons in Classical Drawing by Juliette Aristides, according to Bookscan, which measures point of sale data at reporting book retailers, is the #5 top selling art book as of last week.
We at ARC feel this shows a global shift towards a re-appreciation of technical drawing and painting, and are encouraged that so many artists want to learn traditional methods. The book also includes a DVD which eliminates some of the gaps that come from working primarily from books.
The book is now available in the ARC Store for purchase. In addition, Juliette has graciously donated the section on negative space to be published in our technical article section for those who cannot afford formal training.
To view more on this publication or to order the book, please click here.
|Atelier School of Classical Realism Open House|
Posted Thursday, December 1st, 2011
|David Hardy, ARC Living Master, and students of his Atelier School of Classical Realism in Oakland, California, will participate with an Open House display and exhibition Friday, December 2 from 6 to 9 in the evening as part of the Walkaround neighborhood celebration held twice each year.
|The Atelier, located at 4920 Telegraph Avenue in the Temescal sector of north Oakland, is noted for specializing in Old Master Baroque technology of layered glazing procedures and offering one of the most complete studies of color temperature description of lighting being offered today. Small classes are maintained in a congenial atmosphere, encouraging satifying accomplishment. ||
What is Fine Art and Why Realism?
Opening of the 2014/2015 ARC Salon and Award Ceremony at the MEAM, Barcelona
The Power of The Representational Art Conference of 2015 "TRAC"
The Beaux Art Ball of 2015 for the Florence Academy Building Fund
Caravaggio and The Betrayal of Christ
Daniel Martin Stephanian
Richard T Scott
Mary Ross Buchholz
Albert Yi-Fu Chen
Ali Ghassan Al-Zobaede
John Joseph Hunn
Ekaterina Vassilenko Searcy
Doug Zider: Waters of Grace
Doug Zider: The Hilltop
Doug Zider: The Great South Bay
Doug Zider: Glimmerglass
Doug Zider: Sunset at The Heading
Doug Zider: The Traveler
Doug Zider: The Valley Path
Doug Zider: The Gates at Skyfall
Doug Zider: Narrasketuck Races of Amityville
Doug Zider: The Fall- Central Park South
Doug Zider: Morning Light - Edgartown, Martha's Vineyard
Doug Zider: Early Spring Waters
Doug Zider: Long Wharf
Doug Zider: Sinking of the Golden Gate
Doug Zider: The Advent of Spring
Doug Zider: Old Way to Hemlock
Doug Zider: Bootlegger's Landing
Doug Zider: The Whaler's Hunt
Doug Zider: Ocean's Gate
Doug Zider: Evening Shallows
Doug Zider: The Waterfall
Doug Zider: Island Horizon
Doug Zider: Crystal and Clementines
Daniel Martin Stephanian: The Jazz Party at Glenpond
Daniel Martin Stephanian: The Jazz Party
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