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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New ARC Living Artist Published on 16 november, 2018

ARC is pleased to welcome Zu Sheng Yu as an ARC Living Artist™!

Zu Sheng Yu constantly challenges himself in an artistic sense. His versatility and creative passion lead him through life to create a diverse array of innovative work that includes architecture, painting and sculpture.

To view his gallery on ARC, please click here.

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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.

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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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november 15, 2018

Added Small Format Christmas Show to Calendar

november 14, 2018

Added Interrupted Reading by Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot
Added Boy on a Ram by Francisco de Goya
Added an image of Amédée­-David, Comte de Pastoret by Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres
Added an image of Beata Beatrix by Dante Gabriel Rossetti
Added an image of Im Meere by Arnold Bocklin
Added an image of Paris Street by Gustave Caillebotte

november 13, 2018

Added Joke Frima at PAN Amsterdam to Calendar
Added Le Pont du Labastide by Henri Martin
Added Stacks of Wheat (End of Summer) by Claude Monet
Added Chariot Race by Jean-Leon Gerome
Added Lady with Vase by Lord Frederick Leighton
Added Statue of the Madonna in the Mountains by Caspar David Friedrich
Added Landscape with Saint John on Patmos by Nicolas Poussin
Added The Triumph of Bacchus by Nicolas Poussin
Added The Triumph of Neptune by Nicolas Poussin
Added Mars and Venus by Nicolas Poussin
Added The Crucifixion by Francisco de Zurbaran
Added Venus and Adonis by Paolo Veronese
Added La Pergola a Marquayrol by Henri Martin
Added Le Christ et la Samaritaine by Henri Martin
Added Village de Saint Cirq Lapopie by Henri Martin
Added an image of Portrait of a Lady by Jean-Leon Gerome
Added an image of Les Deux Baigneuses by William Adolphe Bouguereau
Added an image of Self­-Portrait by Vincent van Gogh
Added an image of The Bath by Mary Cassatt
Added an image of Ballet at the Paris Opéra by Edgar Degas
Added Outstanding Work and Artists to Letters

november 12, 2018

Added Reflection by William Adolphe Bouguereau
Added The Rock Flower by William Adolphe Bouguereau
Added Summer by William Adolphe Bouguereau
Added Sketch for 'Tender Thoughts' by William Adolphe Bouguereau
Added Tender Thoughts by William Adolphe Bouguereau
Added The Snack by William Adolphe Bouguereau
Added Portrait of Madame Olry-Roederer by William Adolphe Bouguereau
Added Study of a Woman's Head by William Adolphe Bouguereau
Added Mimosa by William Adolphe Bouguereau
Added Reflection by William Adolphe Bouguereau
Added Reflection by William Adolphe Bouguereau
Added The Veil by William Adolphe Bouguereau
Added Study of a Woman's Head by William Adolphe Bouguereau
Added The Song of the Nightingale by William Adolphe Bouguereau
Added Recollection by William Adolphe Bouguereau
Added The Priestess of Bacchus by William Adolphe Bouguereau
Added The Secret by William Adolphe Bouguereau
Added Study of a Woman's Head by William Adolphe Bouguereau
Added The Little Knitter by William Adolphe Bouguereau
Added Raspberry Girl by William Adolphe Bouguereau
Added Songs of Spring by William Adolphe Bouguereau
Added The Snack by William Adolphe Bouguereau
Added Morning Breakfast by William Adolphe Bouguereau
Added A Little Girl by William Adolphe Bouguereau
Added Love Disarmed by William Adolphe Bouguereau
Added St John the Baptist as a Child by William Adolphe Bouguereau
Added Orphan Girl at a Fountain by William Adolphe Bouguereau
Added Times of the Day: Aurora by William Adolphe Bouguereau
Added The Rest by William Adolphe Bouguereau
Added Little Girl with a Blue Bowl by William Adolphe Bouguereau
Added The Little Wound by William Adolphe Bouguereau
Added Little Girl by William Adolphe Bouguereau
Added Study of Augustine's Head by William Adolphe Bouguereau
Added The Little Hug by William Adolphe Bouguereau
Added Portrait of Madame Boucicaut by William Adolphe Bouguereau
Added The Little Knitter by William Adolphe Bouguereau
Added Pifferaro by William Adolphe Bouguereau
Added The Toilet of Venus by William Adolphe Bouguereau
Added The Reaper by William Adolphe Bouguereau
Added Pifferaro by William Adolphe Bouguereau
Added Venus and Cupid by William Adolphe Bouguereau
Added Portrait of Eva and Frances Johnston by William Adolphe Bouguereau
Added Peace by William Adolphe Bouguereau
Added Marchande de grenades by William Adolphe Bouguereau
Added Abbot Hontonx by William Adolphe Bouguereau
Added Manon Lescaut by William Adolphe Bouguereau
Added Portrait of Ferdinand Chaigneau by William Adolphe Bouguereau
Added an image of La Petite Esméralda by William Adolphe Bouguereau
Added an image of Les Oreades by William Adolphe Bouguereau
Added an image of Lady Maxwell by William Adolphe Bouguereau
Added an image of Beauté Romane by William Adolphe Bouguereau

november 10, 2018

Added Ballet Dancer by Zu Sheng Yu
Added A Sunny Day by Zu Sheng Yu
Added Greek Glass Bowl by Zu Sheng Yu
Added Red Apple & Glass bowl by Zu Sheng Yu
Added Rock of 9 by Zu Sheng Yu

november 9, 2018

Added A Collector's Feast to Calendar
Added "Labor of Love" by Zu Sheng Yu
Added Alone in the World by William Adolphe Bouguereau
Added Intérieur d'une cour by William Adolphe Bouguereau
Added Portrait of a Girl by William Adolphe Bouguereau
Added The Awakening by William Adolphe Bouguereau
Added The Oranges by William Adolphe Bouguereau
Added Bather by William Adolphe Bouguereau
Added The War by William Adolphe Bouguereau
Added Convoitise by William Adolphe Bouguereau
Added Study for 'The Holy Family' by William Adolphe Bouguereau
Added A Bacchant and a Goat by William Adolphe Bouguereau
Added La Première Discorde by William Adolphe Bouguereau
Added Philomèle by William Adolphe Bouguereau
Added Study for 'Les Remords d'Oreste' by William Adolphe Bouguereau
Added Study of a Woman's Head by William Adolphe Bouguereau
Added Study of a Young Girl's Head by William Adolphe Bouguereau
Added Emile Pereire's Hôtel, Putti on a Gryffon by William Adolphe Bouguereau
Added Emile Pereire's Hôtel, Putti on a Sea Monster by William Adolphe Bouguereau
Added Life of Saint-Louis: Saint Louis Rendering Justice by William Adolphe Bouguereau
Added Spring by William Adolphe Bouguereau
Added The Triumph of Venus by William Adolphe Bouguereau
Added Wounded Cupid by William Adolphe Bouguereau
Added Four Times of the Day by William Adolphe Bouguereau
Added Thérésa by William Adolphe Bouguereau
Added Portrait de Charles Garnier by William Adolphe Bouguereau
Added The Battle of the Centaurs and Lapithae by William Adolphe Bouguereau
Added Canéphore by William Adolphe Bouguereau
Added Disdain by William Adolphe Bouguereau
Added Half Length Figure by William Adolphe Bouguereau
Added Portrait of Fernand Bartholoni by William Adolphe Bouguereau
Added Portrait of Monsieur M. by William Adolphe Bouguereau
Added Study for 'Italian Lovers' by William Adolphe Bouguereau
Added Odysseus and Eurycleia by William Adolphe Bouguereau
Added Portrait of Marie-Célina Brieu by William Adolphe Bouguereau
Added Cupid and Psyche by William Adolphe Bouguereau
Added an image of Pop il s'Enfuit a Tire D'ailes by William Adolphe Bouguereau
Added an image of Femme de Cervara et Son Enfant by William Adolphe Bouguereau

november 8, 2018

Added Power and Piety to Calendar
Added Anni Crouter to Museum
Added Zu Sheng Yu to Museum
Added Henri Le Sidaner to Museum
Added Galloping Heartbeat by Zu Sheng Yu
Added La table villageoise, Gerberoy by Henri Le Sidaner
Added Le village au clair de lune by Henri Le Sidaner
Added Table au clair de lune by Henri Le Sidaner
Added Barques blanches au clair de lune by Henri Le Sidaner
Added Le jardin blanc au crepuscule by Henri Le Sidaner
Added Le Café du Port, Le Croisic by Henri Le Sidaner
Added La table devant la fenêtre by Henri Le Sidaner
Added Les reflets, fenetres du palais by Henri Le Sidaner
Added Canal avec maison blanche, Harfleur by Henri Le Sidaner
Added La Table, Printemps by Henri Le Sidaner
Added Le canal, Delft by Henri Le Sidaner
Added Le canal au crepuscule by Henri Le Sidaner
Added Le Petit pont au crepuscule, Gisors by Henri Le Sidaner
Added Les Barques, Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat by Henri Le Sidaner
Added San Giorgio Maggiore, Venise by Henri Le Sidaner
Added La petite boutique, Gerberoy by Henri Le Sidaner
Added Le Palais Ducal by Henri Le Sidaner
Added L'horloge de la place Saint Marc by Henri Le Sidaner
Added Soir à Venise by Henri Le Sidaner
Added Le Lavoir, Gisors by Henri Le Sidaner
Added La Tonnelle by Henri Le Sidaner
Added Les Chaumières Au Clair De Lune by Henri Le Sidaner
Added Le Miroir, Bruges by Henri Le Sidaner
Added Soleil Couchant Sur Les Maisons, Bruges by Henri Le Sidaner
Added Sur les dunes, Etaples by Henri Le Sidaner
Added A Bedouin Camp at Dusk by Hermann David Solomon Corrodi
Added A Tranquil Wooded Scene with Deer Drinking from a Pond by Hermann David Solomon Corrodi
Added A Villa in Venice by Hermann David Solomon Corrodi
Added An Eastern Gateway by Hermann David Solomon Corrodi
Added Bather by Hermann David Solomon Corrodi
Added Big Porcelain by Zu Sheng Yu
Added Big Porcelain by Zu Sheng Yu
Added Blacksmith Daughter by Zu Sheng Yu
Added Blue Ice by Anni Crouter
Added Blyth's Hornbill by Anni Crouter
Added By the Riverbank by Hermann David Solomon Corrodi
Added Cairo with the pyramids in the distance by Hermann David Solomon Corrodi
Added Capriccio overlooking the Golden Horn Bay, Constantinople by Hermann David Solomon Corrodi
Added Cloth 1 by Zu Sheng Yu
Added Cloth 2 by Zu Sheng Yu
Added Deer at the Forest Lake by Hermann David Solomon Corrodi
Added Dress Rehearsal by Zu Sheng Yu
Added Eden by Anni Crouter
Added Enchantment by Zu Sheng Yu
Added Faint Aroma by Zu Sheng Yu
Added Faloukas on the Nile by Hermann David Solomon Corrodi
Added Fisherman and Mermaids in the Blue Grotto on Capri by Hermann David Solomon Corrodi
Added Fishing on the Bank of the Tiber by Hermann David Solomon Corrodi
Added Fountain of the Sweet Waters of Asia on the Bosphorus by Hermann David Solomon Corrodi
Added Freestyle by Anni Crouter
Added Good days by Zu Sheng Yu
Added Gypsies in the Campagnia by Hermann David Solomon Corrodi
Added Houses in Bruges by Henri Le Sidaner
Added Kol's Noble Stroll by Anni Crouter
Added Lake Landscape with Figures by Hermann David Solomon Corrodi
Added Landscape With Ruins at Nightfall by Hermann David Solomon Corrodi
Added Leap of Faith by Anni Crouter
Added Little Ballerinas by Zu Sheng Yu
Added Market Scene by Hermann David Solomon Corrodi
Added Mirror Mirror by Anni Crouter
Added Moody Blues by Anni Crouter
Added Morning Visit to the Church on the Coast of Sorrento by Hermann David Solomon Corrodi
Added Mr Big by Anni Crouter
Added Mumballi by Anni Crouter
Added Neck and Neck by Anni Crouter
Added Nicosia, Cyprus by Hermann David Solomon Corrodi
Added Night on Mount Athos by Hermann David Solomon Corrodi
Added Old Appian Way Near Terracina by Hermann David Solomon Corrodi
Added On the Banks of the Nile by Hermann David Solomon Corrodi
Added On the Road to Jerusalem by Hermann David Solomon Corrodi
Added Peaceful Face by Zu Sheng Yu
Added Peek-A-Boo by Anni Crouter
Added Pekin Robin by Zu Sheng Yu
Added Polar Repose by Anni Crouter
Added Power Trip by Anni Crouter
Added Rack and Roll by Anni Crouter
Added Refuge by the Sea by Hermann David Solomon Corrodi
Added Rock of 2 by Zu Sheng Yu
Added Saddle Up by Anni Crouter
Added Shades of High Gray 1 by Zu Sheng Yu
Added Shades of High Gray 2 by Zu Sheng Yu
Added Shades of High Gray 3 by Zu Sheng Yu
Added Shades of High Gray 4 by Zu Sheng Yu
Added Show Time by Anni Crouter
Added Small Fishing Port in the Bay of Naples by Hermann David Solomon Corrodi
Added Solitaire by Anni Crouter
Added Spooked by Anni Crouter
Added Stargazer by Anni Crouter
Added Sunset on the Capri Coast by Hermann David Solomon Corrodi
Added Sunspot by Anni Crouter
Added The Carpet Sellers by Hermann David Solomon Corrodi
Added The Golden Horn, Constantinople by Hermann David Solomon Corrodi
Added The Lagoon, Venice by Hermann David Solomon Corrodi
Added The Slave Market by Hermann David Solomon Corrodi
Added The Venetian Lagoon in the Evening Light by Hermann David Solomon Corrodi
Added This Side Up by Anni Crouter
Added Time Out by Anni Crouter
Added Tusk by Anni Crouter
Added View Across The Bosphorus, Constantinople by Hermann David Solomon Corrodi
Added Wild Dog by Anni Crouter
Added Woman on the Lake by Hermann David Solomon Corrodi

november 7, 2018

Added The Renaissance Nude to Calendar
Added José Casado Del Alisal to Museum
Added Lucjan Wedrychowski to Museum
Added La vachère by Edouard Bernard Debat-Ponsan
Added On the Banks of the Nile by Hermann David Solomon Corrodi
Added Fléau! by Henri Camille Danger
Added Rest in the Field by Edouard Bernard Debat-Ponsan
Added La Vérité sortant du puits by Edouard Bernard Debat-Ponsan
Added The Catastrophe by Eduard Grutzner
Added View Of Venice by Hermann David Solomon Corrodi
Added Coin de vigne by Edouard Bernard Debat-Ponsan
Added The Temptations of Saint Anthony by Lucjan Wedrychowski
Added The Aperitif by Emile Pierre Metzmacher
Added The Bell of Huesca by José Casado Del Alisal
Added In the Roman Campagna by Hermann David Solomon Corrodi
Added Samson and the Lion by Francesco Hayez
Added Caravan in una tempesta di sabbia by Hermann David Solomon Corrodi
Added La Couronne de Toulouse by Edouard Bernard Debat-Ponsan
Added Les vaches by Edouard Bernard Debat-Ponsan
Added One Morning at the Door of the Louvre by Edouard Bernard Debat-Ponsan
Added The Acropolis, Athens by Hermann David Solomon Corrodi
Added The Galata Bridge, Constantinople by Hermann David Solomon Corrodi
Added Un accampamento arabo al tramonto by Hermann David Solomon Corrodi
Added an image of A Knight at the Crossroads by Victor Michailovitch Vasnetsov
Added an image of The Death of Caesar by Jean-Leon Gerome