Archive for April, 2014
Posted Wednesday, April 30th, 2014
Figure Study by Stephen Early
|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.
|To view more information and to sign up for courses, click here.
Posted Tuesday, April 29th, 2014
|ARC Living Master ™ Tony Pro has been working on this special project as a means of showing the real faces of contemporary cowboys, especially the faces of cowboys and ranchers in Long Valley. In all there will be approximately ten paintings shown which will include a few of the youths, their parents and their grandparents from the region. This will discount the certain myths of what “real cowboys” truly look like. The show opens on May 1, 2014.
Thunderbird Foundation for the Arts – 2200 South State Street, Mt. Carmel, Utah
To view more on this and other exhibitions, click here.
The Wrangler by Tony Pro
|Another Scholarship Competition|
Posted Thursday, April 24th, 2014
Portrait of Anne-Marie
by Richard Greathouse
|The Florence Academy of Art will be hosting a summer scholarship contest where they are offering both accommodations and a workshop of the winners choice. The artist may choose from Figure Drawing, Figure Painting, Portraiture, Still life, Landscape, Perspective, or Sculpture.
The deadline is May 23, 2014, so don’t miss out on your chance to be creative and inspired by the art and culture of Florence, Italy.
For more information, click here.
Posted Monday, April 21st, 2014
|Christie’s NY will be holding their important 19th century painting sale on April 28. The preview will be open to the public starting on April 25th. The sale will include works by Jean-François Millet, William Bouguereau, Jean Béraud, Jehan Georges Vibert, Frederick Arthur Bridgman, Rudolph Ernst, and others. The auction will consist of 72 lots. Viewing public auction presales is one of the best ways to see important works from a given period that are in private collections and are otherwise not on public view. Most if not all of these paintings are sold back into private collections and many are never put on public view again.
20 Rockefeller Plaza, New York.
Women at the Fountain
by Frederick Arthur Bridgman
|To view the online catalogue, click here.
|Richard MacDonald Exhibition at the MEAM|
Posted Friday, April 18th, 2014
Sculpture by Richard MacDonald
|ARC Living Master™ Richard MacDonald, specializing in sculptures of ballerinas and acrobats and closely linked to the Cirque du Soleil and the Royal Ballet of London, will visit Barcelona this spring invited by the MEAM (European museum of Modern Art). It will be the first time he has exhibited his work in Spain. This anthological show, which will cover his 25 year career, can be seen on the first floor and in the courtyard of the MEAM. The exhibit will include a wide-ranging vision of this master’s work, considered a reference of figurative sculpture internationally.
| April 30 – June 15, 2014, Museu Europeu d’Art Modern – Barra de Ferro, 5, 08003 Barcelona, Spain.
The MEAM is an ARC Allied Organization™. To learn more about our Allied Organizations, click here.
To learn more about this and other exhibitions, click here.
|Han Wu Shen sells for $190,000 at Sotheby’s|
Posted Tuesday, April 15th, 2014
|Two paintings by ARC Living Master ™ Han Wu Shen (Shen Hanwu) came up for sale at Sotheby’s Hong Kong on April 6th, 2014.
|The first, Cooking Dinner, sold near the high estimate at 475,000 HKD (61,239 USD) and the second work, Descendants of the Dragon, soared over the high estimate of 250,000 – 350,000 HKD and sold for 1,480,000 HKD (190,810 USD). This is almost 2 1/2 times the highest price paid for one of his works at auction, the previous record being 600,000 HKD (77,273 USD) for his painting of On the Way, which sold in April of last year.
Cooking Dinner by Han Wu Shen
Descendants of the Dragon by Han Wu Shen
|When On the Way came up for sale, Sotheby’s included a large write up on the artist, his relationship to ARC Chairman Frederick Ross and the Art Renewal Center in their auction catalogue. Shen’s prices continue to rise steadily and they are likely to continue to do so as his work bears strong resemblance to his peer, Wang Yidong in subject, color palette, composition and technical execution. Yidong, who is five years younger than Shen regularly has his paintings sell between 1,000,000 and 3,000,000 US dollars for a single work at auction. We believe Shen’s prices at auction will continue to climb until they achieve a comparable price level.
Posted Monday, April 14th, 2014
Bargue Drawing by Andrew Boatright
|The Texas Academy of Figurative Art is pleased to present their first Summer Teen Workshop, July 7-18. Their program and curriculum has great appeal to aspiring young artists. Many young students have never been exposed to the principles of realist art and their classically-based curriculum offers High School students the opportunity to anchor their drawing and painting skills in classical methodology as well as enhance their portfolio preparations.
To learn more about this workshop and to sign up, click here.
|New ARC Living Artist™ Clark Gussin|
Posted Thursday, April 10th, 2014
Sabbath by Clark Gussin
|Influenced by many contemporary artists, Clark felt a special affinity to Andrew Wyeth and to a lesser degree James Bama, and Norman Rockwell. The rural countryside and the people Wyeth painted were reminiscent of the farm where Clark spent much of his time as a boy. It was a common setting in the rural South during the 50′s and 60′s when Clark was a young man; to live on a small tobacco farm in Southeast North Carolina, Clark’s family roots for over two hundred years. Looking back Clark realized how much the people, the landscape, and the life on a rural family farm influenced his life and art. His curiosity and attention to detail in the rugged and worn hands of a field worker, to the faceted, bleached boards on the side of a pack house, to the juxtaposition of his natural surroundings, and the plowed furrows on the land before planting are depicted in Gussin’s work.
|To view his new gallery on ARC, please click here.
Posted Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014
Finding the Gold by David Bowers
|ARC Living Master™ David Bowers is being featured in a solo show that opens April 11, 2014
Palm Avenue Fine Art – 10 South Palm Avenue, Sarasota, Florida 34236
To view more about this and other events, please 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
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