Archive for November, 2013
|2013/2014 ARC Salon Catalogues and Thanksgiving Print Sale|
Posted Friday, November 22nd, 2013
|The much anticipated ARC Salon Catalogues have arrived. We will begin shipping out all pre-order this coming Monday.
With an approximate 2000 entries this year by over 850 artists, the competition was steeper than ever. Even with the additional category, expanding our finalist cut up to the top 600 entries, we still are only including the top 30% of works submitted. The Salon Catalogue ran 2014 pages and includes 600 full color images, winners receiving full page plates.
To order your copy now, click here.
In addition we are currently running a 15% discount off all fine art prints for Thanksgiving, valid now through December 2nd. Use coupon code: thanks13.
To view our most popular prints click here.
To view our most popular religious prints click here.
|New ARC Living Artist™ Victoria Radionova|
Posted Monday, November 18th, 2013
|Victoria Radionova’s first and main teacher was her father, who was an architect-designer.
From the cradle she was surrounded by reproductions of paintings by great masters from the past.
|A Little Shepherdess and a Fisherman
By Victoria Radinova
|When she was 14, Victoria began serious preparations to enter art school and focused on the method of study that existed at Tsar’s Academy of Fine Arts in St. Petersburg during the 19th century. In this system, the focus was on perfection in drawing, composition and colour. After graduating from secondary school, she entered the Kharkiv State Academy of Arts and Design and studied interior design for a year. Then, Victoria was successfully trained at the College of Art in Simferopol (Crimea, Ukraine). After college, she entered the painting department at Kharkiv State Academy of Design and Arts where she studied for another year. For the next 17 years under the guidance of her father, Victoria was taught to draw and paint from a program modeled after one that existed at Tsar’s Academy of Fine Arts of St. Petersburg.
Her paintings are available in the collections in the United States, Spain, Germany, Ukraine and Russia. Also, her paintings are on view in the Ukrainian Orthodox churches in different cities in Ukraine.
To view her new gallery on ARC, click here.
|Dahesh Museum Purchases Lord Leighton|
Posted Thursday, November 14th, 2013
||The Dahesh Museum purchased Frederick Lord Leighton’s Star of Bethlehem on Friday, November 8, 2013, at the Sotheby’s auction of 19th-Century European art. The Museum owns three other paintings by the artist so a total of four artworks by Leighton are now owned by the collection. The subject matter fits so perfectly within the scope of the current exhibition, Sacred Visions: Nineteenth-Century Biblical Art from the Dahesh Museum Collection, on view until February 16, 2014 at the Museum of Biblical Art, that the work has been added to the current exhibition and is now on view.
To learn more about this and other exhibitions, click here.
|Boston International Fine Art Show Starts Next Week|
Posted Wednesday, November 13th, 2013
| The Seventeenth Annual Boston International Fine Art Show (BIFAS), starts next week, Thursday – Sunday, November 21-24, 2013 at The Cyclorama at the Boston Center for The Arts, 539 Tremont Street in Boston’s hip and historic South End. Both traditional and contemporary galleries from the United States, Canada and Europe will offer more than 3,000 original works of art. The show opens with the Gala Preview on Thursday, November 21 from 5:30 to 8:30pm to benefit Shriners Hospitals for Children-Boston.
||Lady Sassoon by John Singer Sargent
|In addition to the works for sale, there are several educational events lined up including one of John Singer Sargent’s watercolors and his influence on today’s artists in conjunction with the exhibition opening in October at the MFA; a panel discussion on “Rediscovered masters”, with Peter Trippi as one of the panelists talking about rediscovered 19th century artists; and a program on the stained glass windows of John La Farge.
For more information on this and other events, please click here.
|Fine Art Connoisseur ARC International Salon Article|
Posted Monday, November 11th, 2013
|The much anticipated article featuring the winners of the International 2012/2013 ARC Salon has recently been released in the November/December issue of Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine. The issue features Joseph Dolderer’s Second Place Figurative Category winning work on the cover. The article titled The Art Renewal Center Salon: Better than Ever, was written by Kelly Compton and is a five page spread.
FAC Cover Featuring Fumiko by Joseph Dolderer, 2nd place Figurative Category Winner and Purchase Award
|“Fred Ross is delighted with the ‘cross-pollination of skills, methods, and ideas’ he has watched unfold over the past two decades, while his daughter Kara admires the ’21st-century feel’ of the winning works. ‘These images’, she explains, ‘cannot be confused with any other time period’, and indeed that openness to the present is one reason browsing the Salon pages of artrenewal.org is such a pleasure. It will be fascinating to see who will rise to the surface through the next Salon, the results of which will be announced in 2014 and illustrated in Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine thereafter.”
To order a subscription or copy of this issue, click here.
To review the ARC Salon Prospectus, click here.
|Godward Brings $1,300,000 Hammer at Sotheby’s NY Sale|
Posted Friday, November 8th, 2013
||John William Godward’s 14 1/4 x 29 in., oil on canvas, Dolce far Niente, sold today for over $1,500,000 when including buyers premiums. The 1906 painting is a solid work for the artist, but it far exceeded the $400,000 to $600,000 estimate. The results are especially impressive considering the painting sold for $290,000 at Leslie Hindman Auctioneers only six months ago.
|About the work Dr. Vern Swanson, Godward authority, said the following:
“Without narrative implications, the viewer is left to linger in this timeless place, rich with luminous surfaces of veined marble and garnet colored, Classically-inspired fabrics softly draped over the body of the maiden, who rests against plush textures of a leopard pelt. With her dark brown hair spilling over the pearly stone, eyes dreamily unfocused, the model is completely relaxed; the long curving lines of her upturned arm, hips, and extended legs are echoed in the tops of the Ischian isles along the horizon line, further enhancing the sensual scene.”
|Two Shows Closing November 17th|
Posted Thursday, November 7th, 2013
|Of Heaven and Earth: 500 Years of Italian Painting from the Glasgow Museums
Oklahoma City Museum of Art – 415 Couch Drive, Oklahoma City, OK 73102
This exhibition examines the thematic and stylistic developments in Italian art—from the religious paintings of the late Middle Ages and Renaissance to the secular neoclassical and genre paintings of the nineteenth century. The remarkable regional and historical breadth of the exhibition will also showcase the outstanding quality of Glasgow Museums’ collection.
|Jamie Wyeth, Rockwell Kent and Monhegan
Brandywine River Museum – U.S. Route 1, Chadds Ford, PA 19317
This exhibition examines the fascination that the island of Monhegan and its residents held for both Rockwell Kent and Jamie Wyeth. Although the two artists never met, their paintings, when viewed together, depict a century’s worth of Monhegan life and landmarks from vantage points most other artists never beheld.
Toilers of the Sea by Rockwell Kent
|For more on this and other exhibitions, click here.
|Michael John Angel Lecture|
Posted Wednesday, November 6th, 2013
||On Oct. 30th, Michael John Angel—ARC Living Master and Director of Studies at the Angel Academy of Art, Florence — gave a lecture at the historic Tornabuoni Palace in Florence. The lecture’s title was Annigoni and the Training of the 21st-century Realist Painter. Mr Angel studied under Annigoni in the 1960s. In his lecture, Mr. Angel stressed that the training of an artist in this newly renascent Realism is arduous.
| At the Angel Academy of Art, Florence, the basic programme is a three-year one, and this is followed by one of two post-graduate options, each of a two-year duration: Pictorial Composition and Portrait Painting. Even three years is an expensive undertaking and one of the main thrusts of the lecture and presentation was to garner financial support for needy students. In the old days, Angel said, an apprenticeship in painting lasted at least seven years.
|Edward Minoff Wins Free Ad in Fine Art Connoisseur|
Posted Friday, November 1st, 2013
|Due to the strong response to the special advertising section in Fine Art Connoisseur, for the upcoming November/December issue that will feature the 2012/2013 ARC Salon Winners, we would like to announce that they have agreed to award a HALF PAGE advertisement to be used any time in 2014. The award was given randomly to one of the ARC Salon Finalists! The names of all finalists were put in a hat and drawn at random.
Untamed by Edward Minoff
|Congratulations to Edward Minoff who was a finalist in both the drawing and landscape categories.
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The Power of The Representational Art Conference of 2015 "TRAC"
The Beaux Art Ball of 2015 for the Florence Academy Building Fund
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Terje Adler Mork
Gezien van de Riet
David Andrew Nishita Cheifetz
Daniel Martin Stephanian
Richard T Scott
Mary Ross Buchholz
Albert Yi-Fu Chen
Ali Ghassan Al-Zobaede
Eric Armusik: Father Time
Eric Armusik: Agony in the Garden
Eric Armusik: Agony in the Garden - detail
Lance Richlin: The Follower is Given an Insight
Mary Minifie: Pink Rose
Mary Minifie: The White Vase
Mary Minifie: Caroline
Mary Minifie: Margaret
Mary Minifie: Peonies
Mary Minifie: Shelby
Mary Minifie: Diedre
Mary Minifie: Dean Sapiro
Mary Minifie: Nude Study
Alan Merris Bell: Moment in Time, Honduras
Alan Merris Bell: Passage
Alan Merris Bell: Holland's Reflection
Alan Merris Bell: Image Behind the Mirror
Alan Merris Bell: Majestic Realm
Alan Merris Bell: St. Paul
Alan Merris Bell: Venice in Daylight
Alan Merris Bell: Venerable
Alan Merris Bell: Eve's Temptation
Alan Merris Bell: Boy from Honduras
Alan Merris Bell: Secret Tears
Alan Merris Bell: Classic Venice
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Art School Anecdote
Hard Times Speech Comment from Scholarship Student
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