Art Renewal Center

Leading the Revival of Realism

Leading the revival of realism in the visual arts, the Art Renewal Center (ARC), a 501(c)(3), non-profit, educational foundation, hosts the largest online museum dedicated to realist art and includes works by the old masters, 19th century, and contemporary realists as well as articles, letters and other online resources. The ARC is the foremost and only vetting service for realist art schools ensuring that the teaching curricula and quality of teacher and student work meet our strict standards to become ARC Approved™. The ARC also runs the ARC Salon Competition, which is the largest and most prestigious competition in the western world for realist artists painting, sculpting, and drawing today with nine categories and thousands of works competing, culminating in a traveling live exhibition of many of the winning works. The ARC works with other ARC Allied Organizations™, artist groups, museums, and publications to become a central news hub for the Contemporary Realist Movement of 21st Century Art. Read the ARC Philosophy written by ARC Chairman, Frederick C. Ross, to learn why ARC is so passionately dedicated to realist based art.


Most Recent Blog

Debra Keirce in Customs House Museum Published on 21 August, 2018

ARC Living Artist™ Debra Keirce's painting "Red  White and Blue" has recently been acquired by the Customs House Museum located on 200 S 2nd St, Clarksville, TN 37040.

The work is also part of a five woman show called "International Reflections" which runs until September 2, 2018.

To view more events, please visit the ARC Calendar.

 

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The ARC Museum is the largest online museum dedicated completely to realist art work. It contains tens of thousands of images by thousands of artists and includes works by 19th century and old master artists through our general search pages, as well as 21st century realist works by our ARC Affiliated Artists™.

Our news section consists of two parts, the first being our News Blog where we post daily to keep our viewers informed on relevant topics about realist art and the second is our Events Calendar which is an interactive calendar listing of all the exciting realist art events taking place around the world including: exhibitions, lectures, open houses, competitions, artist demonstrations, video and podcast releases, publication releases, enrollment dates and more. The calendar can also be viewed in three ways, as a calendar, a general listing, or as a world map.

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As a non-profit educational foundation, education is one of our primary goals. Here is where you can find our ARC Approved™ School listing, ARChives where we have our articles, letters and more, The Da Vinci Initiative which focuses on skill-based learning in K-12 classrooms, artist interviews, artist demonstrations, podcasts, self help books and more.

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Find out more about the ARC and its staff. Learn about our mission and ARC philosophy. Find information on ARC Allied Organizations and how to contact us.

Competitions

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View the results of past and current ARC competitions or submit your entries here. The ARC holds two types of competitions. The ARC Scholarship Competition, held every May, gives thousands of dollars in direct financial aid to students attending ARC Approved Schools. The International ARC Salon, the most prestigious realist art competition in the Americas and perhaps the world, offers over $100,000 in cash awards and International recognition through partnerships with prestigious magazines, galleries, museum exhibitions, and a strong online presence.

Help support the ARC by purchasing fine art prints, books, DVDs, or more. Here you will also find information on image usage and advertising rates.

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August 21, 2018

Added Castles in the Air by Anders Zorn
Added an image of Cardinal by Jason Patrick Jenkins
Added an image of Mrs Frances Cleveland by Anders Zorn

August 20, 2018

Added Painting the Figure Now to Calendar
Added Johan Rohde to Museum
Added Laurits Tuxen to Museum
Added Portrait de Mme Ashley by Anders Zorn
Added Jollen by Anders Zorn
Added Ambassador David Jayne Hill by Anders Zorn
Added Portrait of William Howard Taft by Anders Zorn
Added DaLegende børn. Enghave Plads by Peter Hansen
Added Midsummer Eve bonfire on Skagen's beach by Peder Severin Krøyer
Added A Musical Family by Anders Zorn
Added Portrait of Peder Severin Krøyer by Laurits Tuxen
Added Leonora Christinas død by Kristian Zahrtmann
Added Midsommardans by Anders Zorn
Added Selvportræt by Peder Severin Krøyer
Added Foråret by Harald Slott-Moller
Added Fra Københavns Børs by Peder Severin Krøyer
Added Natteffekt by Anders Zorn
Added The mysterious wedding in Pistoia by Kristian Zahrtmann
Added Reveil by Anders Zorn
Added The Cigarette Girl by Anders Zorn
Added Omnibus by Anders Zorn
Added Lady with fur cape by Anders Zorn
Added On the terrace, Algiers by Anders Zorn
Added Kaikroddare III by Anders Zorn
Added Artists' luncheon at Brøndum's Hotel by Peder Severin Krøyer
Added Palazzetto Farnese’s farm by Kristian Zahrtmann
Added I købmandens bod, når der ikke fiskes by Peder Severin Krøyer
Added Leonora Christina i Maribo Kloster by Kristian Zahrtmann
Added The Embrace by Anders Zorn
Added Jubal and Family by Kristian Zahrtmann
Added Bedstemoder med sit barnebarn by Kristian Zahrtmann
Added Leonora Christina i fængslet by Kristian Zahrtmann
Added Bedstemors have by Kristian Zahrtmann
Added Portræt af Vilhemine Erichsen by Kristian Zahrtmann
Added Italiensk tærskeplads by Kristian Zahrtmann
Added Loggia in Ravello by Peder Severin Krøyer
Added Portrait of Franz Heiss by Anders Zorn
Added an image of Hip, hip, hurra! Kunstnerfest på Skagen by Peder Severin Krøyer
Added an image of Sommerdag ved Skagens Sønderstrand by Peder Severin Krøyer
Added an image of Marie Krøyer by Peder Severin Krøyer
Added an image of Sommeraften på Skagen Sønderstrand by Peder Severin Krøyer
Added an image of Døtrene Benzon by Peder Severin Krøyer
Added an image of A luncheon. The artist, his wife and the writer Otto Benzon by Peder Severin Krøyer
Added an image of Vinstue. Ravello by Peder Severin Krøyer
Added an image of Girl Interrupted at Her Music by Johannes Vermeer
Added an image of Girl with a pearl earring by Johannes Vermeer
Added an image of Study of a young Woman by Johannes Vermeer
Added an image of President Grover Cleveland by Anders Zorn
Added an image of A Portrait of the Daughters of Ramon Subercasseaux by Anders Zorn
Added an image of Emma Zorn, Läsande by Anders Zorn
Added an image of Självporträtt i vargskinnspäls by Anders Zorn
Added an image of Mrs. Bacon by Anders Zorn
Added an image of Badande kullor i bastun by Anders Zorn
Added an image of Självporträtt med modell by Anders Zorn
Added an image of En premiär by Anders Zorn
Added an image of Mrs. Potter Palmer by Anders Zorn

August 17, 2018

Added Peter Hansen to Museum
Added Jens Birkholm to Museum
Added Den røde redningsbåd sejler ud by Michael Peter Ancher
Added Den røde redningsbåd sejler ud by Michael Peter Ancher
Added Fisherman’s Wife Knitting on Skagen Beach by Michael Peter Ancher
Added Die vier Zimmer by Vilhelm Hammershoi
Added Interior with windsor chair by Vilhelm Hammershoi
Added Tall windows by Vilhelm Hammershoi
Added Interiør med kunstnerens staffeli by Vilhelm Hammershoi
Added Interior with Ida Playing the Piano by Vilhelm Hammershoi
Added Interior with the Artist's Easel by Vilhelm Hammershoi
Added Solskin i dagligstuen by Vilhelm Hammershoi
Added The Royal Palace Church in Copenhagen by Vilhelm Hammershoi
Added Dronning Christina i Palazzo Corsini by Kristian Zahrtmann
Added Interior with a mirror by Vilhelm Hammershoi
Added From the British Museum. Winter, 1906 by Vilhelm Hammershoi
Added Hvile (repos) by Vilhelm Hammershoi
Added Sunshine in the Drawingroom III by Vilhelm Hammershoi
Added Frelserhæren i fattiggården by Jens Birkholm
Added The Collector of Coins by Vilhelm Hammershoi
Added Interieur mit Rueckenansicht einer Frau by Vilhelm Hammershoi
Added Anna Ancher by Michael Peter Ancher
Added Badende drenge by Peter Hansen
Added View of the Old Asiatic Company by Vilhelm Hammershoi
Added Fem portrætter by Vilhelm Hammershoi
Added Interior Strandgade 30 by Vilhelm Hammershoi
Added Kartoffelhøst by Michael Peter Ancher
Added På isen bag byen. Fåborg by Peter Hansen
Added Drenge ride Heste til Vands. Skagen 1900 by Michael Peter Ancher
Added Interior with a Reading Lady by Vilhelm Hammershoi
Added Landscape. From Lejre by Vilhelm Hammershoi
Added Ida læser et brev by Vilhelm Hammershoi
Added Interior of Courtyard, Strandgade 30 by Vilhelm Hammershoi
Added Portrait of Ida, the Artist's Wife by Vilhelm Hammershoi
Added Stue by Vilhelm Hammershoi
Added Amalienborg Plads by Vilhelm Hammershoi
Added Leonora Christina i Blåtårn by Kristian Zahrtmann
Added Søndermarken Park in winter by Vilhelm Hammershoi
Added Krøyer Peder Severin by Michael Peter Ancher
Added Artemis by Vilhelm Hammershoi
Added Dobbeltportræt af Marie og P.S. Krøyer by Peder Severin Krøyer
Added Sovekammer by Vilhelm Hammershoi
Added Sovekammer (Interior) by Vilhelm Hammershoi
Added The Sanctuary Cliffs at Rø by Michael Peter Ancher
Added Kristian Zahrtmann by Vilhelm Hammershoi
Added Marie Krøyer in Paris by Michael Peter Ancher
Added Nøgen kvindelig model by Vilhelm Hammershoi
Added Seated Female Nude by Vilhelm Hammershoi
Added Skitse til Pigen med solsikkerne by Michael Peter Ancher
Added An old woman by Vilhelm Hammershoi
Added An old woman standing by a window by Vilhelm Hammershoi
Added Academy figure drawing of a boy by Vilhelm Hammershoi
Added Death of Queen Sophie Amalie by Kristian Zahrtmann
Added Den syge pige by Michael Peter Ancher
Added The Death of Queen Sophie Amalie by Kristian Zahrtmann
Added Figurer i et landskab by Michael Peter Ancher
Added By Grandmother's Sickbed by Michael Peter Ancher
Added Dreng fodrer ænder by Michael Peter Ancher
Added Leonora Christina i fængslet by Kristian Zahrtmann
Added Scene fra Christian VII's hof by Kristian Zahrtmann
Added Blind Christian (study) by Michael Peter Ancher
Added Interior by Vilhelm Hammershoi
Added Interior by Vilhelm Hammershoi
Added Interiør med ung læsende mand by Vilhelm Hammershoi
Added Interior with a girl at the clavier by Vilhelm Hammershoi
Added Interior with Ida in a White Chair by Vilhelm Hammershoi
Added Strandszene by Michael Peter Ancher
Added Tre modeller by Vilhelm Hammershoi
Added an image of Kvinde foran et spejl by Christoffer Wilhelm Eckersberg
Added an image of Summer Evening at Skagen beach. The artist and his wife. by Peder Severin Krøyer

August 16, 2018

Added Chrysanthemums by James Jacques Joseph Tissot
Added Still on Top by James Jacques Joseph Tissot
Added The Confessional by James Jacques Joseph Tissot
Added Japonaise au bain by James Jacques Joseph Tissot
Added an image of Un Dejeuner by James Jacques Joseph Tissot
Added an image of The Widower by James Jacques Joseph Tissot

August 15, 2018

August 14, 2018

Added Fortuna by Peter Paul Rubens
Added The Birth of the Milky Way by Peter Paul Rubens
Added Adam and Eve by Peter Paul Rubens
Added Portrait of Ambrogio Spinola by Peter Paul Rubens
Added Milkmaids with cattle in a landscape by Peter Paul Rubens
Added Pythagoras advocating vegetarianism by Peter Paul Rubens
Added Cimone and Efigenia by Peter Paul Rubens
Added Miracle of Saint Hubert by Peter Paul Rubens
Added The Judgement of Solomon by Peter Paul Rubens
Added The garden of Eden with the fall of man by Peter Paul Rubens
Added Infante Isabella Clara Eugenia by Peter Paul Rubens
Added The Judgement of Paris by Peter Paul Rubens
Added The Fall of Phaeton by Peter Paul Rubens
Added The Feast of Herod by Peter Paul Rubens
Added an image of Chateau de Steen by Peter Paul Rubens
Added an image of The Three Graces by Peter Paul Rubens
Added an image of Virgin in Adoration before the Christ Child by Peter Paul Rubens
Added an image of Fall of the Rebel Angels by Peter Paul Rubens
Added an image of Hippopotamus and Crocodile Hunt by Peter Paul Rubens
Added an image of Venus at a Mirror by Peter Paul Rubens
Added an image of Samson and Delilah by Peter Paul Rubens
Added an image of The Death of Socrates by Jacques-Louis David

August 13, 2018

Added Cafe Scene in Paris by Henri Gervex
Added Anna of Austria by Peter Paul Rubens
Added Portrait of a Young Woman with a Rosary by Peter Paul Rubens
Added an image of Rolla by Henri Gervex
Added an image of Portrait of Marchesa Brigida Spinola Doria by Peter Paul Rubens