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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IX 2018 Published on 12 October, 2018

IX 2018 is a ground-breaking art show, symposium, and celebration dedicated solely to imaginative realism—bringing artists, students, collectors, and art fans together for an annual gathering intended to inspire and create further awareness and zeal for imaginative realism and all that’s encompassed in the realm of the fantastic.

The show runs from October 17-21, 2018 at Goggleworks 201 Washington St, Reading, PA 19601.

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For more events, 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.

Education

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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.

About Us

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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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October 16, 2018

Added John Henry Frederick Bacon to Museum
Added The Golden Butterfly - The Harvey Family by John Henry Frederick Bacon
Added The Relief of Ladysmith by John Henry Frederick Bacon
Added The Green Bow by John White Alexander
Added Femme a la Voilette by Louis Anquetin
Added Juliette - The Green Girl by John White Alexander
Added Woman at the Champs-Elysees by Night by Louis Anquetin
Added an image of Battledore and Shuttlecock by Laura Theresa Alma-Tadema

October 12, 2018

Added Saturday School to Calendar
Added an image of St Andrew by Francois Duquesnoy
Added an image of St Andrew by Francois Duquesnoy
Added an image of St Andrew by Francois Duquesnoy
Added an image of Rondanini Faun by Francois Duquesnoy
Added an image of Rondanini Faun by Francois Duquesnoy
Added an image of Rondanini Faun by Francois Duquesnoy

October 11, 2018

Added IX 2018 to Calendar
Added La commédienne by Emile-Antoine Bayard
Added "Reading of Love, He being by" by Robert Bateman
Added La cocina by Ramón Bayeu
Added An Affair of Honour by Emile-Antoine Bayard
Added Around the Moon by Emile-Antoine Bayard
Added The Dead Knight by Robert Bateman
Added an image of The Ecstasy of Saint Teresa by Gian Lorenzo Bernini
Added an image of The Ecstasy of Saint Teresa by Gian Lorenzo Bernini
Added an image of The Ecstasy of Saint Teresa by Gian Lorenzo Bernini
Added an image of The Ecstasy of Saint Teresa by Gian Lorenzo Bernini
Added an image of The Ecstasy of Saint Teresa by Gian Lorenzo Bernini
Added an image of The Ecstasy of Saint Teresa by Gian Lorenzo Bernini
Added an image of The Ecstasy of Saint Teresa by Gian Lorenzo Bernini
Added an image of The Ecstasy of Saint Teresa by Gian Lorenzo Bernini
Added an image of The Ecstasy of Saint Teresa by Gian Lorenzo Bernini
Added an image of The Ecstasy of Saint Teresa by Gian Lorenzo Bernini
Added an image of The Ecstasy of Saint Teresa by Gian Lorenzo Bernini
Added an image of The Ecstasy of Saint Teresa by Gian Lorenzo Bernini
Added an image of The Ecstasy of Saint Teresa by Gian Lorenzo Bernini
Added an image of The Ecstasy of Saint Teresa by Gian Lorenzo Bernini
Added an image of The Ecstasy of Saint Teresa by Gian Lorenzo Bernini
Added an image of The Ecstasy of Saint Teresa by Gian Lorenzo Bernini
Added an image of The Ecstasy of Saint Teresa by Gian Lorenzo Bernini
Added an image of Portrait of Contanza Bonarelli by Gian Lorenzo Bernini
Added an image of Portrait of Contanza Bonarelli by Gian Lorenzo Bernini
Added an image of Portrait of Contanza Bonarelli by Gian Lorenzo Bernini
Added an image of Portrait of Contanza Bonarelli by Gian Lorenzo Bernini
Added an image of Portrait of Contanza Bonarelli by Gian Lorenzo Bernini
Added an image of Portrait of Contanza Bonarelli by Gian Lorenzo Bernini
Added an image of Portrait of Contanza Bonarelli by Gian Lorenzo Bernini
Added an image of Portrait of Contanza Bonarelli by Gian Lorenzo Bernini
Added an image of Portrait of Contanza Bonarelli by Gian Lorenzo Bernini
Added an image of Portrait of Contanza Bonarelli by Gian Lorenzo Bernini
Added an image of Daniel and the Lion by Gian Lorenzo Bernini
Added an image of Daniel and the Lion by Gian Lorenzo Bernini
Added an image of Daniel and the Lion by Gian Lorenzo Bernini
Added an image of Daniel and the Lion by Gian Lorenzo Bernini
Added an image of Daniel and the Lion by Gian Lorenzo Bernini
Added an image of Daniel and the Lion by Gian Lorenzo Bernini
Added an image of Daniel and the Lion by Gian Lorenzo Bernini
Added an image of Daniel and the Lion by Gian Lorenzo Bernini
Added an image of Daniel and the Lion by Gian Lorenzo Bernini
Added an image of Daniel and the Lion by Gian Lorenzo Bernini
Added an image of Tomb of Pope Urban VIII by Gian Lorenzo Bernini
Added an image of Tomb of Pope Urban VIII by Gian Lorenzo Bernini
Added an image of Tomb of Pope Urban VIII by Gian Lorenzo Bernini
Added an image of Constantine the Great by Gian Lorenzo Bernini
Added an image of Constantine the Great by Gian Lorenzo Bernini
Added an image of Aeneas and Anchises by Gian Lorenzo Bernini
Added an image of Aeneas and Anchises by Gian Lorenzo Bernini
Added an image of Aeneas and Anchises by Gian Lorenzo Bernini
Added an image of Aeneas and Anchises by Gian Lorenzo Bernini
Added an image of Aeneas and Anchises by Gian Lorenzo Bernini
Added an image of Boy with a Dragon by Gian Lorenzo Bernini
Added an image of Hermaphroditus by Gian Lorenzo Bernini
Added an image of Boy with a Dragon by Gian Lorenzo Bernini
Added an image of Apollo and Daphne by Gian Lorenzo Bernini
Added an image of Hermaphroditus by Gian Lorenzo Bernini
Added an image of The Rape of Proserpine by Gian Lorenzo Bernini
Added an image of Hermaphroditus by Gian Lorenzo Bernini
Added an image of The Rape of Proserpine by Gian Lorenzo Bernini
Added an image of Apollo and Daphne by Gian Lorenzo Bernini
Added an image of The Pool of Bethesda by Robert Bateman
Added an image of Three Women Plucking Mandrakes by Robert Bateman

October 10, 2018

Added Nymph and two cupids by Alfred Gilbert
Added Behind the Rider sits dark care by Alfred Gilbert
Added Charity by Alfred Gilbert
Added Model for St George and the Dragon by Alfred Gilbert
Added Comedy and Tragedy by Alfred Gilbert
Added Victory by Alfred Gilbert
Added Golden Jubilee of Queen Victoria by Alfred Gilbert
Added Offering to Hymen by Alfred Gilbert
Added Perseus Arming by Alfred Gilbert
Added Theseus and the Centaur by Antonio Canova
Added Cupid and Psyche by Antonio Canova
Added Pope Innocent X by Giuliano Finelli
Added Model for The Blessed Ludovica Albertoni by Gian Lorenzo Bernini
Added Time and Death by Gian Lorenzo Bernini
Added Model of Pope Alexander VII by Gian Lorenzo Bernini
Added A Widowed Lady by Giuliano Finelli
Added Monument to Giuseppe Bonanni by Giuliano Finelli
Added Thomas Baker by Gian Lorenzo Bernini
Added Bust of Maria Cerri Capranica by Giuliano Finelli
Added Francesco Bracciolini by Giuliano Finelli
Added Cardinal of Montalto by Giuliano Finelli
Added Endymion by Antonio Canova
Added Naiad by Antonio Canova
Added Perseus with the Head of Medusa by Antonio Canova
Added Running Faun by Clodion
Added an image of Cupid and Psyche by Antonio Canova
Added an image of Letizia Ramolino Bonaparte by Antonio Canova
Added an image of Hebe by Antonio Canova
Added an image of Letizia Ramolino Bonaparte by Antonio Canova
Added an image of Letizia Ramolino Bonaparte by Antonio Canova
Added an image of Letizia Ramolino Bonaparte by Antonio Canova
Added an image of Daedalus and Icarus by Antonio Canova
Added an image of Cupid and Psyche by Antonio Canova
Added an image of Cupid and Psyche by Antonio Canova
Added an image of The Repentant Mary Magdalene by Antonio Canova
Added an image of The Repentant Mary Magdalene by Antonio Canova
Added an image of Cupid and Psyche by Antonio Canova
Added an image of Dancer by Antonio Canova
Added an image of The Three Graces by Antonio Canova
Added an image of The Three Graces by Antonio Canova
Added an image of Cupid and Psyche by Antonio Canova
Added an image of Cupid and Psyche by Antonio Canova
Added an image of Cupid and Psyche by Antonio Canova
Added an image of Cupid and Psyche by Antonio Canova
Added an image of Cupid and Psyche by Antonio Canova
Added an image of Cupid and Psyche by Antonio Canova
Added an image of Cupid and Psyche by Antonio Canova
Added an image of Cupid and Psyche by Antonio Canova
Added an image of Cupid and Psyche by Antonio Canova
Added an image of Cupid and Psyche by Antonio Canova
Added an image of Cupid and Psyche by Antonio Canova
Added an image of Cupid and Psyche by Antonio Canova
Added an image of Cupid and Psyche by Antonio Canova
Added an image of Cupid and Psyche by Antonio Canova
Added an image of Cupid and Psyche by Antonio Canova
Added an image of Cupid and Psyche by Antonio Canova
Added an image of Cupid and Psyche by Antonio Canova
Added an image of Cupid and Psyche by Antonio Canova
Added an image of Cupid and Psyche by Antonio Canova
Added an image of Cupid and Psyche by Antonio Canova
Added an image of Cupid and Psyche by Antonio Canova
Added an image of Cupid and Psyche by Antonio Canova
Added an image of Cupid and Psyche by Antonio Canova
Added an image of Cardinal Scipione Borghese (1577–1633) by Giuliano Finelli
Added an image of Cardinal Scipione Borghese (1577–1633) by Giuliano Finelli
Added an image of Cardinal Scipione Borghese (1577–1633) by Giuliano Finelli
Added an image of Cardinal Scipione Borghese (1577–1633) by Giuliano Finelli
Added an image of Cardinal Scipione Borghese (1577–1633) by Giuliano Finelli
Added an image of Portrait of Contanza Bonarelli by Gian Lorenzo Bernini
Added an image of Bust of Cardinal Scipione Borghese by Gian Lorenzo Bernini
Added an image of The Blessed Lodovica Albertoni by Gian Lorenzo Bernini
Added an image of The Blessed Lodovica Albertoni by Gian Lorenzo Bernini
Added an image of The Blessed Lodovica Albertoni by Gian Lorenzo Bernini
Added an image of The Blessed Lodovica Albertoni by Gian Lorenzo Bernini
Added an image of David by Gian Lorenzo Bernini
Added an image of Bust of Michelangelo Buonarroti the Younger by Giuliano Finelli
Added an image of A Bishop Saint by Alfred Gilbert
Added an image of A Bishop Saint by Alfred Gilbert
Added an image of A Bishop Saint by Alfred Gilbert
Added an image of A Bishop Saint by Alfred Gilbert

October 9, 2018

Added an image of Bust of Cardinal Roberto Bellarmino by Gian Lorenzo Bernini
Added an image of Bust of Cardinal Roberto Bellarmino by Gian Lorenzo Bernini
Added an image of Bust of Cardinal Roberto Bellarmino by Gian Lorenzo Bernini
Added an image of David by Michelangelo
Added an image of David by Michelangelo
Added an image of Tomb of Pope Julius II: Moses by Michelangelo
Added an image of Tomb of Pope Julius II: Moses by Michelangelo
Added an image of David by Michelangelo
Added an image of Rondanini Pietà by Michelangelo
Added an image of Rondanini Pietà by Michelangelo

October 8, 2018

Added Late Day Fishermen by William Davis
Added Windswept Beach Cape Cod by William Davis
Added Hudson River Reflections by William Davis
Added an image of Bust of Cardinal Armand de Richelieu by Gian Lorenzo Bernini

October 7, 2018