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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Five and Under Published on 17 August, 2018

Arcadia Contemporary will be holding the show "Five and Under" for the grand opening exhibition in their new gallery in Pasadena, California. "Five and Under" features contemporary realism works from over 50 international artists, all priced at $5,000 or less. ARC Living Master™  Julio Reyes and ARC Associate Living Master™ Alex Callaway will be among the artists participating in this special exhibition. 

The exhibition runs from August 18 - September 7 with the opening reception: Saturday, August 18, 6 - 9pm.  Aracadia Contemporary is located on Old Town Pasadena, 39 East Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91105. 

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For more exhibitions, 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.

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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 Vilhelm Hammershoi
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 Tarde de verano en Skagen 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

August 11, 2018

Added Relic by George Angelini

August 10, 2018

Added Jean Alaux to Museum
Added Sharing the News by Eugene de Blaas
Added Two Venetian Women by Eugene de Blaas
Added The Spider and the Fly by Eugene de Blaas
Added Meeting in the Square by Eugene de Blaas
Added Portrait of Arthur Graf Berchtold by Eugene de Blaas
Added In der Sakristei by Eugene de Blaas
Added Aretino in the Studio of Tintoretto by Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres
Added The Studio of Ingres in Rome by Jean Alaux
Added Napoleon in Imperial Costume by Jacques-Louis David
Added Achilles Receiving in his Tent the Envoys of Agamemnon by Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres
Added Self-portrait by Rembrandt
Added Portrait of Catrina Hooghsaet by Rembrandt
Added St. Bartholomew by Rembrandt
Added Man in a Fur-lined Coat by Rembrandt
Added Man in Armour by Rembrandt
Added Self-portrait with Beret by Rembrandt
Added Large Self Portrait by Rembrandt
Added The Kitchen Maid by Rembrandt
Added Study of an Old Man by Rembrandt
Added Portrait of an Old Man by Rembrandt
Added Portrait of an Old Woman by Rembrandt
Added A Man Holding Gloves by Rembrandt
Added Head of Christ by Rembrandt
Added Timotheus and his Grandmother by Willem Drost
Added Susanna and the Elders by Rembrandt
Added Winter Landscape by Rembrandt
Added A Woman in Bed by Rembrandt
Added Portrait of an Old Man by Rembrandt
Added The Mill by Rembrandt
Added David and Jonathan by Rembrandt
Added Minerva by Rembrandt
Added Portrait of a young lady with veil by Eugene de Blaas
Added an image of Portrait of Antoine-Laurent and Marie-Anne Lavoisier by Jacques-Louis David
Added an image of Portrait of Antoine-Laurent and Marie-Anne Lavoisier by Jacques-Louis David
Added an image of Portrait of Antoine-Laurent and Marie-Anne Lavoisier by Jacques-Louis David
Added an image of Portrait of Antoine-Laurent and Marie-Anne Lavoisier by Jacques-Louis David
Added an image of The Combat of Mars and Minerva by Jacques-Louis David
Added an image of Portrait of the Comtesse Vilain XIIII and her Daughter by Jacques-Louis David
Added an image of Jacobus Blauw by Jacques-Louis David
Added an image of Napoleon in his Study by Jacques-Louis David
Added an image of Dr Ephraim Bueno, Jewish Physician and Writer by Rembrandt
Added an image of Portrait of Haesje van Cleyburgh by Rembrandt
Added an image of Self­portrait With Saskia by Rembrandt
Added an image of Self­-Portrait by Rembrandt
Added an image of Self­-Portrait by Rembrandt
Added an image of The Raising of Lazarus by Rembrandt
Added an image of Self­-Portrait by Rembrandt
Added an image of Jacob Blessing the Children of Joseph by Rembrandt
Added an image of Musette by Eugene de Blaas
Added an image of In the Water by Eugene de Blaas

August 9, 2018

Added Mary Pettis News to Calendar

August 8, 2018

Added Arcadia Contemporary to Calendar