Archive for May, 2012
Posted Wednesday, May 30th, 2012
|ARC Living Master™ Cesar Santos will be teaching an immersive 4 weeks long oil painting workshop, in Brugge, Belgium. Beyond Realism in Oil Portraiture will introduce students to oil portrait painting from life, as well as learning to idealize the form using classical proportion to add artistic power to the final work. The course will run from August 1 - August 30, 2012.
For more information and to register, visit http://www.flemishclassicalatelier.com/cesar-santos-course.
|Bouguereau Catalog Raisonné Sale!|
Posted Friday, May 25th, 2012
|The Catalog Raisonné jointly published by the Art Renewal Center® and the Antique Collectors Club, is almost sold out. ARC now retains the only supply of available copies, and we have decided to put the book on sale.
|The two-volume boxed set which illustrates the complete oeuvre of paintings of this great master, including information on all of William Bouguereau’s 828 known paintings, as well as the entire 600 page biography written by Damien Bartoli, with Fred Ross, ARC Chairman and President of the Bouguereau Committee is now available at $299 plus shipping, which is a large reduction from the original $350 dollar pricing.
If you would like to own a copy of this epic book or would like to view more information, click here.
Posted Monday, May 21st, 2012
|Among such websites (art), yours is the one that I consider the most visionary, inspiring, organized, resourceful and beneficial. I am a Professor of Medicine. However, my true aspiration was to be an artist…
I take this opportunity to express my sincere gratitude to you and to all of your collaborators at Art Renewal Center, for being brave enough to take a stand against the status quo of contemporary “artworks”, which had become so abstracted, deconstructioned, degenerated and finally, decayed and dehumanized that they had become anything but art and had in fact been declared “dead”. Thank you for not only lamenting the loss of beauty, dignity, intelligence, harmony, sensivitiy and sensibililty in art, but also for actively promoting a return to the ideals and techniques of the Old Masters. Thank you for remembering and honoring the tragically wronged masters of the past, especially William Bouguereau. (I spent months on a reproduction of “le Goûter“, only to realize that it wasn’t just a breathtakingly superb painting, but rather a most elegantly understated and poetic expression of the fragility and evanescence of youth). Thank you for caring enough about the past and the future of art and humanity to set up a site where seekers of beauty and knowledge can find hope, solace, inspiration and support. Thank you for refusing to accept the death of art and for fighting for her revival.
With my sincere best wishes and regards,
Cigdem Gokce, MD, MRCP(UK), Professor of Medicine; Florence Nightingale Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey
To read the full letter and Amazon Review, click here.
|Vigil Elliott lecture on William Bouguereau’s Technique|
Posted Friday, May 18th, 2012
|William Bouguereau, his technique and process – Virgil Elliott, lecture and talk at Gold Light Studios – Wednesday, May 23, 2012 – 7:30 pm
Gold Light Studios – 512 Scott Road, Perkasie, Pennsylvania 18944
This is a rare opportunity to hear ARC Living Master™ Virgil Elliott, talk about the 19th-century French academic painter William Bouguereau. Bouguereau employed traditional methods of working up a painting, including detailed pencil studies and oil sketches, and how his careful method resulted in a pleasing and accurate rendering of the human form.
Lecture and talk is free. Sponsored by Red Stone Farm Studio at Gold Light Studio, but please register as seating will be limited. Email your name and email address to: DotBunn@aol.com
|Burne-Jones Gallery Updated on ARC|
Posted Monday, May 7th, 2012
|Click the image above to see the newly improved Burne-Jones Gallery.
|2012 ARC Scholarship Competition|
Posted Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012
|We are now accepting entries for the 2012 ARC Scholarship Competition. Once again we will be awarding $30,000 in funds towards aspiring artists who wish to learn traditional training methods taught at our approved ARC programs. To date we have awarded nearly $200,000 in scholarships alone.
Dear Fred & Kara,
Again I would like to on behalf of the Angel Academy, it’s directors, faculty and students, express our deepest gratitude for your continuing assistance and generosity to all aspiring young artists (and not so young). Without your vision and support both financially and through your wonderful informative website I feel that this new realism would have taken much longer to attract the attention it now has.
I would particularly like to thank you for awarding our students, Kresten Smedemark and Hayley Brown who were both received Third Place Prizes in your 2011 ARC Scholarship Competition.
my warmest regards as always
To view the prospectus for our 2012 Scholarship Competition, click here.
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