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.

 


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Major Bouguereau Work to be Sold at Sotheby's Published on 18 April, 2019

The Epoch Times has recently published an article by ARC C.O.O. and Co-Chair, Kara Lysandra Ross, about the upcoming sale of Bouguereau's "La Jeunesse de Bacchus" at Sotheby's.

"There are a few rare major masterpieces in this world that are equal to William Bouguereau’s 'La Jeunesse de Bacchus (Youth of Bacchus).' Of equal significance would be Rembrandt’s 'Night Watch' or Botticelli’s 'Primavera.' People travel from all over the world to view paintings like this in a museum, and they are rare and far between. Even rarer is for such a painting to come to auction and be available for sale. It is almost unheard of.

 'La Jeunesse de Bacchus,' which is still owned by Bouguereau’s descendants, will come to auction at Sotheby’s New York on May 14. Although normally the artist’s works are included in the sales of the most important works from the 19th century, “La Jeunesse de Bacchus” will be included in Sotheby’s Impressionist & Modern Art exhibitions starting May 3 in the newly expanded and renovated New York galleries... All students, scholars, and art enthusiasts are encouraged to come to Sotheby’s to view this masterpiece while it is on public display. Depending on who purchases the work, it could be the only time it will be available for public viewing in the foreseeable future."

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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™.

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April 18, 2019

Added Carl Gustaf Emil Mannerheimin muotokuva by Akseli Gallen-Kallela
Added Indian on Horseback in Snow by Akseli Gallen-Kallela
Added The Artist's Home At Taos by Akseli Gallen-Kallela
Added Indian Chief Clear Water by Akseli Gallen-Kallela
Added The Indian Siu Ohutaa by Akseli Gallen-Kallela
Added The Lamenting Boat by Akseli Gallen-Kallela
Added The Log Floater by Akseli Gallen-Kallela
Added Entrance to Kalela's Dining Room by Akseli Gallen-Kallela
Added Lemminkäinen Tulijoella by Akseli Gallen-Kallela
Added Lemminkäinen Tulijoella by Akseli Gallen-Kallela
Added Portrait of Sigurd Wettenhovi-Aspa by Akseli Gallen-Kallela
Added Entrance to Kalela's Dining Room by Akseli Gallen-Kallela
Added Eino Leino by Akseli Gallen-Kallela
Added Ice Breaking up on Lake Ruovesi by Akseli Gallen-Kallela
Added Kirsti Playing the Cello by Akseli Gallen-Kallela
Added Kullervo and the Stolen Cattle by Akseli Gallen-Kallela
Added Ice Breaking on the Shores of Kalela by Akseli Gallen-Kallela
Added Mason Restoring Kalela's Fireplace by Akseli Gallen-Kallela
Added Kalela in Autumn by Akseli Gallen-Kallela
Added After returning from Africa by Akseli Gallen-Kallela
Added Portrait of Matti Äyräpää by Akseli Gallen-Kallela
Added After the Feast by Akseli Gallen-Kallela
Added British East Africa by Akseli Gallen-Kallela
Added Brush Fire on the Savannah by Akseli Gallen-Kallela
Added Kikuyu in a Red Cloak by Akseli Gallen-Kallela
Added Banks of the Suez Canal by Akseli Gallen-Kallela
Added Campfires of Theodore Roosevelt's Safari by Akseli Gallen-Kallela
Added Etna by Akseli Gallen-Kallela
Added Kikuyu Warrior by Akseli Gallen-Kallela
Added Kilimanjaro at Sunset by Akseli Gallen-Kallela
Added Leijona loikkaa by Akseli Gallen-Kallela
Added Night Clouds Above the Savannah by Akseli Gallen-Kallela
Added The artist and his son by Akseli Gallen-Kallela
Added A Man and a Puppet by Akseli Gallen-Kallela
Added Portrait of Gustav Mahler by Akseli Gallen-Kallela
Added Building by Akseli Gallen-Kallela
Added Lynx Den by Akseli Gallen-Kallela
Added Portrait of Maxim Gorky by Akseli Gallen-Kallela
Added Portrait of Robert Kajanus by Akseli Gallen-Kallela
Added The Boat's Lament by Akseli Gallen-Kallela
Added The Broken Pine by Akseli Gallen-Kallela
Added The Fisherman by Akseli Gallen-Kallela
Added The Lovers by Akseli Gallen-Kallela
Added Lake Keitele by Akseli Gallen-Kallela
Added Lake View in Autumn by Akseli Gallen-Kallela
Added Rauma Church by Akseli Gallen-Kallela
Added The Capture of the Sampo by Akseli Gallen-Kallela
Added Burnt Forest by Akseli Gallen-Kallela
Added Clouds Above a Lake by Akseli Gallen-Kallela
Added Mary Gallén on the Lakeshore at Lintula by Akseli Gallen-Kallela
Added Portrait of Kaius Jorma Gallén by Akseli Gallen-Kallela
Added The Giant Pike by Akseli Gallen-Kallela
Added Building by Akseli Gallen-Kallela
Added Destruction by Akseli Gallen-Kallela
Added Entrance to Kalela's Dining Room by Akseli Gallen-Kallela
Added Portrait of Anna Stina Slöör by Akseli Gallen-Kallela
Added Autumn with Five Crosses by Akseli Gallen-Kallela
Added Heijastuksia by Akseli Gallen-Kallela
Added The Island of the Blessed by Akseli Gallen-Kallela
Added Kullervo Rides to War by Akseli Gallen-Kallela
Added Lake View by Akseli Gallen-Kallela
Added Landscape from Ruovesi by Akseli Gallen-Kallela
Added The Kalela Porch by Akseli Gallen-Kallela
Added Ice Floes at Kalela's Shore by Akseli Gallen-Kallela
Added Kullervo Rides to War by Akseli Gallen-Kallela
Added Lemminkäinen by Akseli Gallen-Kallela
Added The Maiden from Tapiola by Akseli Gallen-Kallela
Added Portrait of Greta Ahlman by Akseli Gallen-Kallela
Added Joukahainen's Revenge by Akseli Gallen-Kallela
Added Little Anne by Akseli Gallen-Kallela
Added Maija the Weaver by Akseli Gallen-Kallela
Added Mary Sewing in Kalela by Akseli Gallen-Kallela
Added Moonlight by Akseli Gallen-Kallela
Added Portrait of Aina Slöör by Akseli Gallen-Kallela
Added The Fratricide by Akseli Gallen-Kallela
Added Kalela in Winter by Akseli Gallen-Kallela
Added Konstnärens moder by Akseli Gallen-Kallela
Added Landscape from Ruovesi by Akseli Gallen-Kallela
Added Conseptio Artis by Akseli Gallen-Kallela
Added Flower of Death by Akseli Gallen-Kallela
Added Marjatta and the Christ Child by Akseli Gallen-Kallela
Added Portrait of Edvard Munch by Akseli Gallen-Kallela
Added Confessio Artis by Akseli Gallen-Kallela
Added Forging of the Sampo by Akseli Gallen-Kallela
Added Imatra in Winter by Akseli Gallen-Kallela
Added Imatra in Wintertime by Akseli Gallen-Kallela
Added Imatra talvella by Akseli Gallen-Kallela
Added Portrait of the Actress Ida Aalberg by Akseli Gallen-Kallela
Added Portrait of the Artist's Wife by Akseli Gallen-Kallela
Added The Great Black Woodpecker by Akseli Gallen-Kallela
Added A Foggy Morning at Malmi by Akseli Gallen-Kallela
Added Karelian Mother by Akseli Gallen-Kallela
Added Madonna by Akseli Gallen-Kallela
Added Night Scene from Malmi by Akseli Gallen-Kallela
Added Evening Peace by Akseli Gallen-Kallela
Added Girl Singing the Bark Bread Song by Akseli Gallen-Kallela
Added Laskumies by Akseli Gallen-Kallela
Added Mary Gallén ompelee karjalaistuvassa by Akseli Gallen-Kallela
Added Portrait of Antti Ahlström and Family by Akseli Gallen-Kallela
Added Runonlaulaja Pahkomin talo Akonlahdelta by Akseli Gallen-Kallela
Added Afternoon Repose by Akseli Gallen-Kallela
Added In the Sauna by Akseli Gallen-Kallela
Added Midsummer's Night by Akseli Gallen-Kallela
Added Portrait of Sissi Serlachius by Akseli Gallen-Kallela
Added The Ekola Croft in Evening Sunlight by Akseli Gallen-Kallela
Added The Ekola Farmyard by Akseli Gallen-Kallela
Added Tyttö Keuruun vanhassa kirkossa by Akseli Gallen-Kallela
Added After the Opera Ball by Akseli Gallen-Kallela
Added Äiti sairaan lapsensa vuoteen ääressä by Akseli Gallen-Kallela
Added In the Studio by Akseli Gallen-Kallela
Added Portrait of a Girl by Akseli Gallen-Kallela
Added Portrait of the Painter Eero Järnefelt by Akseli Gallen-Kallela
Added Ensi opetus by Akseli Gallen-Kallela
Added Portrait of Mary Slöör by Akseli Gallen-Kallela
Added Portrait of Mary Slöör, the Artist's Fiancée by Akseli Gallen-Kallela
Added The Pauper by Akseli Gallen-Kallela
Added Evening Landscape from Korpilahti by Akseli Gallen-Kallela
Added Grinding with a Quern by Akseli Gallen-Kallela
Added Loft-Barns at Korpilahti by Akseli Gallen-Kallela
Added Lost by Akseli Gallen-Kallela
Added Orphan Boy by Akseli Gallen-Kallela
Added Portrait of Dr H.F. Antell by Akseli Gallen-Kallela
Added The Girl and the Rooster by Akseli Gallen-Kallela
Added The Neovius Family by Akseli Gallen-Kallela
Added Boulevard in Paris by Akseli Gallen-Kallela
Added Cow and Boy by Akseli Gallen-Kallela
Added The Model by Akseli Gallen-Kallela
Added The Old Woman and the Cat by Akseli Gallen-Kallela
Added Beached Boat at Daybreak by Akseli Gallen-Kallela
Added Boats on the Shore by Akseli Gallen-Kallela
Added Decaying Sander by Akseli Gallen-Kallela
Added In Spring by Akseli Gallen-Kallela
Added Kaislikko by Akseli Gallen-Kallela
Added Misty Landscape by Akseli Gallen-Kallela
Added My First Room in Paris by Akseli Gallen-Kallela
Added Parisian Backyard by Akseli Gallen-Kallela
Added Portrait of a Woman by Akseli Gallen-Kallela
Added Clouds by Akseli Gallen-Kallela
Added Male Nude by Akseli Gallen-Kallela
Added Imatra by Akseli Gallen-Kallela
Added The Boat by Akseli Gallen-Kallela

April 16, 2019

Added In Memoriam by Margaret Isabel Dicksee
Added The Child Handel, Discovered by His Parents by Margaret Isabel Dicksee
Added Self-Portrait at an Older Age by Francois-Xavier Fabre
Added Study of a Nude Boy by Francois-Xavier Fabre
Added Two Male Nudes by Francois-Xavier Fabre
Added Portrait of Edward Fox Fitzgerald by Francois-Xavier Fabre
Added Portrait of Ugo Foscolo by Francois-Xavier Fabre
Added Dorota Czartoryska née Jablonowska by Francois-Xavier Fabre
Added Italian Landscape by Francois-Xavier Fabre
Added Portrait of Henri-Jacques-Guillaume Clarke by Francois-Xavier Fabre
Added Portrait of a Man by Francois-Xavier Fabre
Added Alexandrine de Bleschamp by Francois-Xavier Fabre
Added Luciano Bonaparte by Francois-Xavier Fabre
Added Portrait of Princess Amelia Oginska by Francois-Xavier Fabre
Added Portrait of Jacob Philipp Hackert by Francois-Xavier Fabre
Added Portrait of Michal Bogoria Skotnicki by Francois-Xavier Fabre
Added Michal Kleafas Ahinski by Francois-Xavier Fabre
Added Posthumous Portrait of Marquise Fanny Grimaldi by Francois-Xavier Fabre
Added Portrait de Louis-François Bertin by Francois-Xavier Fabre
Added Visions of Saul by Francois-Xavier Fabre
Added Portrait de Geneviève Aimée Victoire Bertin by Francois-Xavier Fabre
Added Portrait of Edgard Clarke by Francois-Xavier Fabre
Added The Holy Family by Francois-Xavier Fabre
Added Cimon and Pero: Roman Charity by Francois-Xavier Fabre
Added Portrait of Lucien Bonaparte by Francois-Xavier Fabre
Added Portrait of Francesco Fornacciari by Francois-Xavier Fabre
Added Portrait of Ksawery Brzostowski by Francois-Xavier Fabre
Added Portrait of Princess Louise of Stolberg-Gedern by Francois-Xavier Fabre
Added Henry Richard Vassall Fox, 3rd Baron Holland by Francois-Xavier Fabre
Added Portrait of the Countess d'Albany by Francois-Xavier Fabre
Added Death of Abel by Francois-Xavier Fabre
Added Preachings of Saint John the Baptist by Francois-Xavier Fabre
Added Portrait of Laurent-Nicolas de Joubert by Francois-Xavier Fabre
Added A Young Boy Holding a Dish by Francois-Xavier Fabre
Added A Young Man Dressed as an Arcadian Shepherd by Francois-Xavier Fabre
Added Greek Soldier Resting by Francois-Xavier Fabre
Added Louise of Stolberg by Francois-Xavier Fabre
Added Marquis Annibale Sommariva by Francois-Xavier Fabre
Added Portrait of a Gentleman by Francois-Xavier Fabre
Added Portrait of a Gentleman in a Lake Landscape by Francois-Xavier Fabre
Added Portrait of a Lady with Guitar by Francois-Xavier Fabre
Added Portrait of a Young Lady by Francois-Xavier Fabre
Added Portrait of Kleofas Oginski by Francois-Xavier Fabre
Added Portrait of Monsieur de la Motte by Francois-Xavier Fabre
Added The Children of Charles I by Margaret Isabel Dicksee

April 12, 2019

Added an image of Portrait of Maria Trip (1619-1683) by Rembrandt
Added an image of Self Portrait at an Early Age by Rembrandt
Added an image of Self Portrait as the Apostle St Paul by Rembrandt
Added an image of The Merry Drinker by Frans Hals
Added an image of The Little Street by Johannes Vermeer
Added an image of The Love Letter by Johannes Vermeer
Added an image of The Milkmaid by Johannes Vermeer
Added an image of Woman in Blue Reading a Letter by Johannes Vermeer

April 11, 2019

Added Village Rendezvous, Copperhouse Creek, near Hayle by Stanhope Alexander Forbes
Added Through the Marshes by Stanhope Alexander Forbes
Added The Young Pianist by Stanhope Alexander Forbes
Added Street Corner, Cahors by Stanhope Alexander Forbes
Added The Terminus, Penzance Station, Cornwall by Stanhope Alexander Forbes
Added Through the Looking Glass by Stanhope Alexander Forbes
Added Study of Violin and Bow by Stanhope Alexander Forbes
Added William Henry, 4th Earl of Mount Edgcumbe by Stanhope Alexander Forbes
Added The Village Philharmonic by Stanhope Alexander Forbes
Added Study of a Fisherwoman by Stanhope Alexander Forbes
Added Study for the Carter in 'The Lighting Up Time' by Stanhope Alexander Forbes
Added The Terminus, Penzance Station by Stanhope Alexander Forbes
Added The Violinist by Stanhope Alexander Forbes
Added William Livingstone Watson of Ayton by Stanhope Alexander Forbes
Added Young Anglers at Hayle by Stanhope Alexander Forbes
Added Young Apprentice by Stanhope Alexander Forbes