Archive for February, 2014
Posted Friday, February 28th, 2014
|The Representational Art Conference 2014 kicks off in Ventura, CA this coming Sunday. Kara Ross, ARC Director of Operations will be on a panel discussing the future of representational art on Wed 8:30-10 am. Moderated by John Seed, other panel members include F Scott Hess, Graydon Parrish, Candice Bohannon Reyes and Peter Trippi.
Empire by Julio Reyes
|The event runs from March 2 – March 5th. ARC Living Master™ Virgil Elliott and ARC Living Master™ Jeremy Lipking will be giving presentations as well as ARC Living Master™ Juliette Aristides who will be a Keynote speaker. ARC Living Master Julio Reyes™ will be a panelist/ featured speaker. Also Peter Adams who will represent the California Arts Club, an ARC Allied Organization™, and Peter Trippi will represent Fine Art Connoisseur magazine, another ARC Allied Organization™ on today’s market for representational art.
To view more on this and other exhibitions, click here.
|Elizabeth Nourse: Rites of Passage|
Posted Wednesday, February 26th, 2014
|November 23, 2013 – March 2, 2014
Guild Hall – 158 Main Street, East Hampton, NY 11937
|The First Communion
by Elizbeth Nourse
|This exhibition celebrates the acquisition of The First Communion, a masterpiece by Cincinnati favorite Elizabeth Nourse (1859–1938) painted in 1895 from studies she made in the Breton village of Saint Gildas. Born in Mt. Healthy, Ohio, Nourse studied at the McMicken School of Design in Cincinnati before moving to France, where she enjoyed a successful career. The First Communion explores one of her signature themes: the spiritual lives of women and their participation in religious rituals. The painting will appear in context with fourteen works by Nourse from the holdings of the Art Museum and several loans from local collections.
|To view more on this and other exhibitions, click here.
|A Great Example of Art Speak|
Posted Friday, February 21st, 2014
|Art Speak, A way by which complex sounding words and concepts are used to create the illusion of something being more then it is as a method to create value, meaning and importance that drastically outweighs what is actually there. Sotheby’s Contemporary Department said that “Cy Twombly’s epic 1964 canvas ‘Untitled (Rome)’ is one of the highlights of our Contemporary Art Evening Auction on 12 February 2014.” But what is even more amusing is the video created about the piece for the sale. If one looks at it objectively we can see that the painting really looks like the type of doodling that many peoples’ two year old children do. At one point the video flashes to a scribble with pencil and say’s it shows the artist’s “growing confidence”. Evidently there are many in the art world who think adults scribbling like children is something people should be willing to pay big bucks for. Although the piece does look like one a child would do, this doodle sold for 12,178,500 British pounds, over 20,000,000 US dollars.
||Click here to view this incredible example of art speak. Everything about it from the word choice to the British accent to the dramatic music oozes value, when really the work is nothing but scribbles.
This concept was also explored in Frederick C. Ross’s new speech, titled Why Realism? To read the speech, click here.
|The Academy of Realist Art, Boston Scholarship Competition|
Posted Thursday, February 20th, 2014
|The Academy of Realist Art, Boston announces its second annual scholarship competition for promising artists with a love for the academic style of painting and drawing.
This ARC Approved Academy helps students master their fine art skills using a curriculum modeled on those used by the great 19th-century European ateliers and academies. Award-winning instructors at ARA Boston have varied educational backgrounds including study at ARA Toronto, Angel Academy of Art, Florence Academy of Art, Boston Museum School and the New York Academy of Art. These instructors are dedicated to providing every student with an individualized, rigorous educational experience.
Portrait by Garrett Vitanza
|The scholarship award is for one year of full-time tuition, (September 2014-June 2015). Deadline for submission is March 15, 2014.
For more information about the competition please visit http://academyofrealistartboston.com/scholarship-info/.
Posted Tuesday, February 18th, 2014
|ARC has just published a speech titled “Why Realism?” given by ARC Chairman, Frederick C. Ross, on February 7, 2014 at the University of Connecticut. This was given as the Keynote Address to the Connecticut Society of Portrait Artists.
“Thinking about this theme, I’ve concluded that nothing could be more appropriate than to ask and answer this question: Why Realism? There are finally today many organizations that believe in the value and importance of realism, both classical and contemporary; but why Realism? Why, after a century of denigration, repression and near annihilation, when the accepted beliefs taught in nearly every high school, college and university for the last hundred years, has been that realism is unoriginal?…
|| My answer is direct, simple and should be self-evident: The visual fine arts of drawing, painting and sculpture are best understood first last and always as a language; a visual language. It was developed and preserved first and foremost as a means of communication very much like spoken and written languages. And like language it is successful if communication takes place and it is unsuccessful if it does not. This answer simultaneously defines the term “Fine Art.” So fine art is a way that human beings can communicate… “.
To read the full speech, click here.
Posted Thursday, February 13th, 2014
I just wanted to say I greatly appreciate your creation of this extraordinary renaissance, revival and renewal of quality in the art world. I do not have the words to describe how exceptionally positive the Art Renewal Center and your vision is. You are providing not only hope and inspiration, but a quality future for generations to the world.
Thanks for your time and best regards…you are truly a blessing to the world,
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|Would you like to Sponsor New Artists in the ARC Museum?|
Posted Wednesday, February 12th, 2014
|Since we have limited staff and funding we can only add a certain number of images to the ARC Museum per year. If there is an artist that fits the ARC Philosophy that you would like to see added to the ARC website, we would be happy to consider them. If we agree that they should be added, for a donation of $500 you can sponsor the addition of their work to the ARC Museum. If there is an artist already on the ARC website that you would like additional images for or better quality images for posted, we are happy to accommodate this as well for a $500 donation. ARC is a 501C3 Nonprofit Educational Foundation, donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law.
Portrait of Mrs. Alex Puleston
by John William Waterhouse
Posted Tuesday, February 11th, 2014
||Gary Christensen, author of Richard F. Lack Catalogue Raisonné, will present an illustrated lecture on the preliminary studies, drawings and sketches of Richard Lack, founder of The Atelier, formerly Atelier Lack and the Classical Realist Movement. The first lecture will present Lack’s early drawings, student work, and works completed at the beginning of his career from 1940 to 1961. For the second lecture, Gary will present Lack’s studies and their paintings as well as copies and other drawings from 1962 to 1993.
Saturday, Feb. 15 & Feb. 22, 10am – noon
$15 for one lecture or $25 for both lectures.
|Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call The Atelier at 612-362-8421 to reserve your seat.
To view more on this and other events, click here.
|The Ani Art Academies Exhibition and Sale|
Posted Monday, February 10th, 2014
|Heroes, Villains, Myths & Legends
This exhibit will be the second significant concentration of works in New York City from The Ani Art Academies’ instructors, current apprentices, alumni and associates. A broad theme was chosen to give each artist the freedom to express themselves through characters and individuals who inspire them. On view will be a variety of works celebrating The Lone Ranger, Wolverine, Atlas, Aphrodite, Mata Hari, Miss Havisham (from Great Expectations), Joan of Arc, Tron and many others; this will be an amazing exhibition and is one in which the quality of the works will shock you.
Hi Yo Silver by Anthony Waichulis
|March 15 – April 11, 2014
Rehs Contemporary Galleries, Inc. – 5 East 57th Street, 8th Floor, New York NY 10022
To view more on this and other exhibitions, please click here.
Posted Monday, February 3rd, 2014
|William Bouguereau’s “Virgin of the Lilies” versus “Madonna of the Roses” was recently published in the Epoch Times.
La Vierge Aux Lys
La Madone aux Roses
|Although William Bouguereau (1825–1905), painted the Madonna and Child several times throughout his career, there are two versions that draw an interesting comparison to one another as they are similar in many ways but hold interesting symbolic differences as well. The first is “La Vierge aux Lys” painted in 1899 and the second is “La Madone aux Roses,” in 1903. Both are three quarters length and show only the mother and child with no additional figures.
To read the full article by Kara Lysandra Ross, click here.
How to Create a Classical Still Life in Pastel
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
Alan Merris Bell
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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Alan Merris Bell
Terje Adler Mork
Gezien van de Riet
Steven Christopher Seward
New ARChive Postings
Amazing Insight Into Realism
ARC Chairman on Van Gogh
Inspired and Grateful to ARC
Response to "Nudity in Art: A Virtue of Vice?"
Letter from john Angel
Art School Anecdote
Hard Times Speech Comment from Scholarship Student
Painting Identification Contest