ARC Salon Update
We have now concluded accepting entries for the 12th International ARC Salon. This year we have received 3,196 entries by over 1300 artists representing 63 countries. Adjudications will start on approximately July 18th. Finalists will be announced in late August/ early September and winners will be announced in late October/November. More information and postings will follow.
|Major 19th Century European Art Auction at Sotheby’s New York|
||From the fashionable and bohemian streets of Belle Époque Paris to the fields of Barbizon, and the sights of Venice to the verdant English countryside, Sotheby’s New York auction of 19th Century European Art offers extraordinary views of the era by its most celebrated artists. Highlighted by a superb group of paintings by Jean Béraud, unseen for over fifty years, this diverse sale also includes important works by Bouguereau, Breton, Boldini, Bastien-Lepage and Millet among many others.
The pre-sale is on view today May 17th 10am – 5pm and the sale takes place on May 18, 2016.
To view the auction online, please click here.
Posted May 17th, 2016
|Van Dyck, Rembrandt, and the Portrait Print|
|In the last decade of his life, acclaimed painter Anthony van Dyck began a printmaking project that would change the conventions of portraiture called the Iconography. Presenting several etchings from the Iconography, on view for the first time in nearly 90 years, together with works by various artists from the 16th through the 20th century, this exhibition examines Van Dyck’s lasting influence on the evolution of the portrait print and its significance as a distinct genre.
The exhibition runs from May 1 – August 7, 2016 at the Art Institute of Chicago located on 111 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL.
| For more information about this and other exhibitions, please click here.|
Posted May 16th, 2016
|Angel Academy Sponsors ARC Salon|
||Founded in 1997, the Angel Academy of Art, Florence, is considered one of the best of the 21st-century academies and ateliers that specialize in the teaching of representational painting. Most of the artists who have graduated from its full-time three-year program have gone on to become successful professional artists, and several are now Living Masters in the ARC’s Living Masters list. The Angel Academy of Art, Florence, is proud to sponsor the Still-Life Category in the immensely important International ARC Annual Salon.
|The Angel Academy uses sight-size to teach basic rendering skills—drawing and painting from the plaster cast and from still life—but uses the 19th-century academy method of comparative measurement when instructing from the live figure model. This teaches the student to interpret the model for artistic expression, increasing the viewer’s emotional response, while maintaining the illusion of Naturalism. This is done through a thorough understanding of human structure, proportion and gesture; gesture and composition are explained in the lectures and emphasized in the students’ third year of study.
The Angel Academy of Art, Florence, is recognized by the ARC Approved Ateliers and the Regione Toscana branch of the Italian government.
Posted May 10th, 2016
|Florence Academy Sponsors Figurative Category|
|The Florence Academy of Art, one of the Art Renewal Center’s first approved schools, has been advancing the training and techniques of classical painting and sculpture for 25 years. It has formed many skillful artists who are important members of the Realist Art movement of the 21st century. The Florence Academy recognizes the importance of the ARC Salon as an international showcase for classically trained artists, in particular now as the exhibition expands to a live venue. Through its sponsorship of the Figurative Category, the Florence Academy hopes to help ARC continue to cultivate the global audience of students, artists and patrons.
Students who apply to The Florence Academy of Art seek the language used by Rembrandt, Velasquez, Titian, and the tools to convey their ideas with confidence through the oil or clay mediums. A common visual aesthetic draws them to the classical world (and its renaissance in Florence) to build an artistic vocabulary where beauty and humanity are intrinsic to art. To accomplish this, the Florence Academy’s methodology combines intense observation with advanced craft skills. The Florence Academy of Art is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD) as an undergraduate certificate program. With three locations in the US and Europe, they encourage their students to take the opportunity to study in Florence, Sweden or New York.
If you would like to sponsor a category in the 12th International ARC Salon, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
To view the prospectus and to enter the 12th annual ARC Salon Competition, click here.
Posted May 6th, 2016
||Russia and the Arts is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see masterpieces from the State Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow.
The exhibition focuses on the great writers, artists, actors, composers and patrons whose achievements helped develop an extraordinary and rich cultural scene in Russia between 1867 and 1914.
The exhibition will be on display in the National Portrait Gallery – St Martin’s Place, London WC2H 0HE, UK from March 17 – June 26, 2016.
For more information, please visit our events page.
Posted May 5th, 2016
|Impressionism: American Gardens on Canvas|
|The New York Botanical Gardens, located located off Bronx River Parkway at Fordham Road (Exit 7W), New York, NY will be celebrating American Impressionism with several events from May 14 – September 11, 2016.
|ARC Living Master™ James Gurney will be the Artist in Residence at the New York Botanical Gardens. He will be painting in plein-air, rain or shine on May 14, June 4, 5th and 19th. On June 19th, a plein-air invitational day with leading artists like Ricky Mujica, Garin Baker, and others, will take place.
For more information on this and other events, please click here.
Posted May 4th, 2016
|Florence Academy of Art Lecture Series|
|The Florence Academy of Art is presenting a series of lectures that are free and open to the general public.
||On Friday May 6, 2016, Fine Art Connoisseur editor, historian and curator, Peter Trippi, will be giving a lecture and on May 13, 2016, ARC Associate Living Master, Richard T. Scott, will be presenting a lecture.
The lectures begin at 5:00 p.m. and will take place at the Florence Academy of Art, US, located on 888 Newark Avenue, Jersey City, NJ 07036.
For more information, please contact Alexa Marino at email@example.com.
Posted May 3rd, 2016
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