Archive for March, 2014
|ARC Approved™ Videos Now on the ARC Website|
Posted Monday, March 31st, 2014
Los Dos Pintores by Jose Jimenez y Aranda
|In order to better assist our viewers, ARC has put together a collection of the most helpful and informative videos by ARC Living Masters and Artists™, ARC Approved Schools™, and ARC Allied Organizations™. These videos consist of artist demonstrations and artist interviews. We have also begun revamping our podcast page and will be including new video and audio podcasts in the near future.
|To view our new landing page and to start exploring these videos, click here.
Posted Thursday, March 27th, 2014
|The Bay Area Classical Artist Atelier will be hosting a number of exciting workshops this spring and summer. Ted Seth Jacobs will be teaching an exclusive workshop in France, June 2nd – July 3rd for which there are only two spots left. Other workshops being offered in the spring and summer include: Stephen Early Figure Painting Workshop, July 7 – July 18, Graydon Parrish Workshop on Form Painting and Color Theory, July 21 – August 1, Michael Grimaldi and Dan Thompson Workshop on Advanced Artistic Anatomy, August 4 – 8, and Juliette Aristides will be teaching a Figure Painting Workshop from August 11 – 22.
Susana by Graydon Parrish
|To view more information and to sign up for courses, click here.
Posted Tuesday, March 25th, 2014
||Anthony Waichulis and his artists of ARC Approved Ani Art Academy Waichulis have just released their new Language of Painting 4 disc DVD series.
This is their sequel to the Language of Drawing 3 disk DVD Series that they released last year. The system is designed to develop fundamental representational painting skills through a very carefully calibrated sequence of exercises.
To order now, click here.
Posted Monday, March 24th, 2014
|Read a recently added letter about whether or not the use of photography in art is a tool, a hindrance, or a cheat.
“Photography is probably the most controversial subject among realist painters today and one that should be open to debate and discussion.”
To read the letter and the response, click here.
|Julio Reyes and Candice Bohannon Featured in FAC|
Posted Thursday, March 20th, 2014
Vessels by Julio Reyes
|The latest issue of Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine features an article on ARC Living Master™ Julio Reyes and his wife Candice Bohannon. About the talented artist couple, Vanessa Rothe reports:
|“Reyes and Bohannon adhere to highly defined philosophies and aesthetics. Both believe that traditional training is necessary, that the skills, styles, and theories learned in school are important building blocks, but must then be assembled uniquely to make one’s own individual statement, from within the artist. This is easier said then done, of course. Reyes observes, with hearty agreement from Bohannon, “For the whisper of an idea to germinate in the mind, take hold in the heart, and then inspire the act of creation, is incredible! The sheer persistence of creative energy, and the birth of each artwork I’ve made against all odds, is so improbable that is has to be a miracle – like the miracle or life itself.”
Bed of Gold by Candice Bohannon
|To order a copy of this issue, click here.
|Congratulations to James Van Fossan|
Posted Tuesday, March 18th, 2014
Magnum Opus by James Van Fossan
|Congratulations to ARC Associate Living Master™ James Van Fossan, who received the First Place prize at the Collection Beaux-Arts Realiste based in Montreal, Canada for his painting ‘Magnum Opus’. This painting also won a Chairman’s Choice Award in the 2012/2013 International ARC Salon Competition.
|TRAC2014 – A Revolutionary Event|
Posted Friday, March 14th, 2014
TRAC2014, A Full House
|The Representational Art Conference that took place at the Crown Plaza Hotel in Ventura, CA last week was an event for the history books.
Several articles have come out post the event and more are sure to follow. “With such high profile participants as Roger Scruton, Odd Nerdrum and Juliette Aristides it was sure to be a stellar event but there were many surprises that put the entire conference over the top for those who were there, and on the map for those who were not. Over the past few decades representational painting has seen a resurgence in popularity, and quality, that has made it the most important movement in art today. As Kara Ross of the Art Renewal Center said, we are taking back humanity and communicating across borders in a universal language.”
Brandon Kralik, Huffington Post
To read the full article by Brandon Kralik click here.
To read an interview with Michael Pearce, co-founder of the TRAC event,
To read an Article by John Seed on TRAC click here.
To read an article by Vanessa Rothe in Fine Art Connoisseur click here.
|New ARC Living Artist™ Jiaming Wang|
Posted Thursday, March 13th, 2014
Master of the Mountain
by Jiaming Wang
|Jiaming Wang was born in Liaoning, China in 1962. He completed his art research at Nagoya Visual Art University in 1992 in Japan. He has exhibited extensively throughout Japan, the USA, and Central America and has won many prizes at home and abroad. After traveling and painting throughout Central America, in 1995 he moved to the United States and further pursued his art research at the University of Visual Art in New York. He has created modernist art in the past but recently has turned his attention to realist based paintings with a primary focus on wildlife…
|To view his new gallery on ARC, please click here.
|500 Years of Italian Master Drawings from the Princeton University Art Museum|
Posted Friday, March 7th, 2014
|Now – May 11, 2014
This exhibition focuses on the renowned collection of more than 1,000 Italian drawings at the Princeton University Art Museum, which includes significant works by artists Luca Cambiaso, Guercino, and Giambattista Tiepolo, as well as masterpieces by Carpaccio, Michelangelo, and Modigliani. Featuring more than 90 rarely seen highlights, this exhibition provides a fresh examination of Italian draftsmanship by mapping issues and concepts such as technique, function, and connoisseurship.
Princeton University Art Museum – Princeton, NJ 08544
For more on this and other exhibitions, click here.
Seated Male Nude by Bernini
|Gage Collector’s Gala Art Auction & Benefit|
Posted Thursday, March 6th, 2014
|Tomorrow, March 7th, attend the annual Gage Collector’s Gala including some works by works by the Aristides Atelier! Coming in March 2014 to St. Mark’s Cathedral, the event features live music and entertainment, and, of course, original works of art from emerging talent as well as regionally and nationally celebrated artists; all proceeds benefit educational programs at Gage.
Student Piece by Walker Hall
|6pm – St. Mark’s Cathedral Sanctuary – 1245 10th Avenue E, Seattle, WA
To purchase tickets, click here.
To view more on this and other exhibitions, 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
Daniel Martin Stephanian
Richard T Scott
Mary Ross Buchholz
Albert Yi-Fu Chen
Ali Ghassan Al-Zobaede
John Joseph Hunn
Ekaterina Vassilenko Searcy
Student: Cast Drawing by Jason Budowski
Student: Still life by Kathleen Mccoy
Student: Cast Drawing by Melinda Ackerman
Student: Cast Drawing by Conor Jensen
Instructor: Santa Fe River with Water by Edward Duarde
Instructor: Haystack by Cheng Lian
Instructor: Sunday Afternoon by Karen Leoni
Instructor: San Joaquin Sunset by Edward Duarde
Instructor: The Real Warmth of Winter by Cheng Lian
Student: Still Life
Student: Landscape Study
Instructor: Weathered by Karen Leoni
Instructor: Smallenbroek The Beginning of the Exodus Jochebed an Aaron
Atelier Image: Atelier 1
Atelier Image: Atelier 2
Instructor: Still Life by Nik Anikis Skusek
Instructor: Joy by Nik Anikis Skusek
Instructor: Laocoon by Nik Anikis Skusek
Instructor: Treefrog by Jennie Smallenbroek
Student: Cast Charcoal Drawing by Student Clasien Pols
Student: Foot Cast Painting by Student Clasien Pols
Student: Bargue Drawing by Student Linda Posthumus
Instructor: Painting by Nik Anikis Skusek
Edgar Maxence: Lost
Edgar Maxence: La Femme A Lorchidee
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New Artist Letters
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Albert Pierre Rene Maignan
Antoine Auguste Ernest Hebert
Claude Andrew Calthrop
Charles Francois Marchal
Charles Francois Marchal
New Artist Portraits
Steven Christopher Seward
Ali Ghassan Al-Zobaede
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