Archive for December, 2015
|ARC Approved™ ARA Boston Scholarship|
Posted Tuesday, December 29th, 2015
|The Academy of Realist Art, Boston, an ARC Approved™ atelier, launched its fourth annual scholarship competition for promising artists with a love for academic style painting and drawing. The scholarship to be awarded is for one year’s free tuition for the school year, September 2016-June 2017. Equivalent value is up to $8,580 for their full-time program in Boston. The competition is open to any student not currently enrolled at ARA Boston. This is a unique opportunity to jump start your classical training in a fun and supportive environment.
|Deadline for submission is March 15, 2016. Winners will be announced April 1st, 2016. Details can be found here.
Posted Wednesday, December 23rd, 2015
||ARC is pleased to announce Joshua LaRock as our newest ARC Living Master™.
“LaRock’s works are an ode to the past while being filtered through his contemporary point of reference. Even when referencing Bouguereau or using a pastoral theme, LaRock imbues a shade of the contemporaneous, drawing the viewer deeper into his world. His still life paintings almost pop off the canvas and give new reverie to the ordinary. Each work is tightly rendered and thoughtfully composed though LaRock’s en plein air landscapes, are soft touches of color carefully recording a specific moment or truth in nature.”
|To view his new gallery on ARC, please click here.
|ARA Toronto Launches New Online Learning Website|
Posted Tuesday, December 22nd, 2015
|ARC Approved™ Academy of Realist Art, Toronto has partnered with RealistArtOnline.com to launch a new website for both new and seasoned artists who want to discover the secrets of the Old Masters. A one-time registration fee gives users unlimited access to one of two courses – Classical Method of Drawing the Figure and Drawing the Bargue Workshop. Users of the course also receive one-on-one feedback from ARA Senior Instructor, Fernando Freitas.
|Poetry in Beauty: The Pre-Raphaelite Art of Marie Spartali Stillman|
Posted Tuesday, December 22nd, 2015
||Marie Spartali Stillman was one of the few professional female artists working in the second half of the 19th century. She was an important presence in the Victorian art world and closely affiliated with members of the Pre-Raphaelite circle. Poetry in Beauty, the first retrospective of her work, will showcase approximately 50 works by the artist. Spartali Stillman’s style reflects her British Pre-Raphaelite training as well as the influence of Renaissance art, derived from the many years she lived and worked in Italy. Works from public and private collections in the United States, United Kingdom, and Canada, many of which have not been exhibited since her lifetime, will also be on view.
|The exhibition is being held at the Delaware Museum of Art located at 2301 Kentmere Parkway, Wilmington, Delaware 19806 from November 7, 2015 – January 31, 2016.
Posted Friday, December 18th, 2015
|The work of Ingres undoubtedly constitutes an important forerunner to the late 19th- and early 20th-century artistic revolutions.
The exhibition to be shown at the Museo del Prado in 2015, which has benefited from the special collaboration of the Musée du Louvre, offers a precise chronological presentation of Ingres’ work but will also pay particular attention to his complex relationship with portraiture (characterized by his simultaneous rejection and admiration for it), which will be juxtaposed with his ongoing aim of being primarily recognized as a history painter.
The exhibition is being held at the Prado Museum, Calle Ruiz de Alarcón 23. Madrid. 28014 Spain and runs from Nov 24, 2015 – March 27, 2016.
|Sublime Beauty: Raphael’s “Portrait of a Lady with a Unicorn”|
Posted Thursday, December 17th, 2015
||The Legion of Honor, located on 100 34th Ave in San Francisco, CA will be exhibiting one of Raphael’s most beguiling and enigmatic paintings – “Portrait of a Lady with a Unicorn”. The masterpiece, presented in the United States for the first time, will be lent by the Galleria Borghese in Rome.
The exhibition will explore the possible identity of this subject, as well as the painting’s distinct iconography, including the unicorn she holds in her lap. Visitors will be able to explore Raphael’s painting in detail and get a glimpse into its intriguing history.
The painting will be on view from January 9, 2016 – April 10, 2016.
|Class Distinctions Dutch Painting in the Age of Rembrandt and Vermeer|
Posted Monday, December 14th, 2015
|Organized by the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, this groundbreaking exhibition proposes a new approach to understanding 17th-century Dutch painting. Through 75 carefully selected, beautifully preserved portraits, genre scenes, landscapes and seascapes borrowed from European and American public and private collections—including masterpieces never before seen in the United States—the show reflects, for the first time, the ways in which paintings represent the various socioeconomic groups of the new Dutch Republic, from the Princes of Orange to the most indigent.
|The museum is located on the Avenue of the Arts, 465 Huntington Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts 02115 and runs from October 11, 2015 – January 18, 2016.
To learn more about current and upcoming exhibitions, please click here.
|New Article -ARC Opening Night Triumph|
Posted Friday, December 11th, 2015
Opening Night at the MEAM: Line to Get In
|“It was a Friday night. The museum was hopping. It felt like it was the number one night club of Barcelona by the time the award ceremonies commenced at the official opening of the exhibition this past November 20th. This elegant museum, the renovated 18th Castle Gomis, was converted into a museum by the founder and director of the MEAM (European Museum of Modern Art), José Manuel Infiesta, who is also a famous architect with 300 buildings to his credit. The museum is a glorious building in which to display the art. Located in the fashionable Old Town District of El Borne, in Barcelona, just a few steps away from the Picasso Museum, (whose attendance was empty in comparison) in one of the most beautiful cities in Europe, the location could not be better. An estimated 1,500 to 2,000 attended the official opening. The rooms were so crowded at one point, that if you were an art lover, you had some trouble seeing the paintings and it felt like you were at the cocktail party of the season. However, if you listened to what was being said, everyone was talking about the art; this new and revolutionary movement of Contemporary Realism that is taking the art world by storm. These contemporary depictions of our shared humanity executed with an uncompromisingly high level of skill, combined with ground breaking subject matter and composition, is evidence of a major shift taking place in the art world. People are responsive and falling in love once again with realism, a very contemporary realism. These are paintings that could only be painted now, and the “newness” of seeing so many contemporary works painted realistically, by modern artists, had a surprising and inspiring impact on the crowd. The rooms were electric with energy; the place sizzled.”
To read the full article by Sherry Ross, please click here.
|55th Annual Exhibition – Art and the Animal Tour|
Posted Tuesday, December 8th, 2015
|| The Society of Animal Artists, an ARC Allied Organization™ focuses on capturing wild and domestic creatures, on land, sea and air, in a wide range of media and artistic styles. In their mission to promote artistic excellence in the portrayal of animals, the SAA aims to broaden appreciation for the natural world.
|The 55th Annual Exhibition runs from November 14, 2015 – January 3, 2016 at the Hiram Blauvelt Art Museum – 705 Kinderkamack Road, Oradell, NJ 07649.
For more information on this and other exhibitions, please click here.
|Masters of the Everyday: Dutch Artists in the Age of Vermeer|
Posted Wednesday, December 2nd, 2015
||This exhibition is presenting 27 masterpieces from the Royal Collection, including works by Gerrit Dou, Gabriel Metsu, Jan Steen and Pieter de Hooch, and Johannes Vermeer’s A Lady at the Virginal with a Gentleman, ‘The Music Lesson’.
The show runs from November 13, 2015 – February 14, 2016 at The Queen’s Gallery, Buckingham Palace – London SW1A 1AA, United Kingdom.
For more information about this and other exhibitions, please click here.
Posted Tuesday, December 1st, 2015
|Gary Christensen, Author of The Richard F. Lack Catalogue Raisonné, will present an illustrated lecture on the paintings of Richard Lack.
Lack’s interior genre paintings will be presented and will include insights into the influences of the early 20th century Boston painters, Gammell’s interiors, and Lack’s most notable works.
| The lecture is taking place on December 10, 2015 at The Atelier – 1681 East Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55414.
For more information on 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
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
John Joseph Hunn
Dmitry Sevryukov: Cockatoo
Dmitry Sevryukov: Bird
Dmitry Sevryukov: Quince
Carol Lee Thompson: Morning Bath
Carol Lee Thompson: Up and Over
Carol Lee Thompson: Magdalia
Carol Lee Thompson: Boat Yard
Carol Lee Thompson: Off To The Hunt
Carol Lee Thompson: Triple Crown
Carol Lee Thompson: Changing Tactics
Carol Lee Thompson: In the Eyes of the Watermen
Carol Lee Thompson: Coffee Break
Carol Lee Thompson: Running The River
Carol Lee Thompson: Sharing Shade
Carol Lee Thompson: Geyser Splendor
Carol Lee Thompson: Around The Bend
Carol Lee Thompson: Wading Up River
Carol Lee Thompson: A Cowboy's Thoughts
Carol Lee Thompson: Racing the Mist
Carol Lee Thompson: Veils of Dawn
Carol Lee Thompson: Burden to Bear
Gezien van de Riet: Chestnut Tree and Snowy Dunes
Gezien van de Riet: Walker at Wintry Coast
Gezien van de Riet: Flowers Covered with Snow
Gezien van de Riet: Portrait of Charmaine
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Amazing Insight Into Realism
ARC Chairman on Van Gogh
Inspired and Grateful to ARC
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Art School Anecdote
Hard Times Speech Comment from Scholarship Student
Painting Identification Contest