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.

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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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