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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Foundation Course in Painting and Drawing Published on 22 February, 2019

This course is designed for people who would like to receive the foundation training in drawing and painting at the ARC Approved Florence Classical Art Academy. The summer course allows students to spend many class hours practicing outdoor painting and drawing along with studio hours dedicated to working with the models, anatomy and various studio subjects.

This course provides students with highly individual and customized training in small student groups.  This program enables a student to gain the necessary applied knowledge in order to begin building their portfolio.

The class is held in Florence April 29 – August 2, 2019.   For one week in June, the students have an option of having their plein-air training in Florence or in Lido di Jeloso at the Adriatic coast (students pay extra for the stay in a 4-star hotel and breakfast included). After break from August 5 - 9, class resumes in Cineto Romano from August 12 – 30, 2019 and in Florence from September 2 - 13, 2019.

For more information please inquire at info@artac.org.

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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.

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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February 22, 2019

Added Zapateado by Tina Garrett
Added Celeste by Tina Garrett
Added Cicerone by Tina Garrett
Added Paramour by Tina Garrett
Added The Transaction by Tina Garrett
Added Violence by Tina Garrett
Added an image of Broken by John Rowe

February 21, 2019

Added Pleinair 3Day workshop to Calendar
Added Baptism by Tina Garrett
Added St. Genevieve Watches Over the Sleeping City of Paris by Pierre Cecile Puvis de Chavannes
Added The Bathers by Pierre Cecile Puvis de Chavannes
Added Marie-Madeleine by Pierre Cecile Puvis de Chavannes
Added The Shepherd's Song by Pierre Cecile Puvis de Chavannes
Added Winter by Pierre Cecile Puvis de Chavannes
Added Homer: Epic Poetry by Pierre Cecile Puvis de Chavannes
Added Charity by Pierre Cecile Puvis de Chavannes
Added The Keeper of Goats by Pierre Cecile Puvis de Chavannes
Added Récolte des Pommes by Pierre Cecile Puvis de Chavannes
Added Ancient Vision by Pierre Cecile Puvis de Chavannes
Added Children in an Orchard by Pierre Cecile Puvis de Chavannes
Added Seated Female Figure Seen from Behind by Pierre Cecile Puvis de Chavannes
Added Bleak Landscape by Pierre Cecile Puvis de Chavannes
Added Allegory of Charity by Pierre Cecile Puvis de Chavannes
Added Christian Inspiration by Pierre Cecile Puvis de Chavannes
Added La Fée des Grèves by Pierre Cecile Puvis de Chavannes
Added The Fisherman's Family by Pierre Cecile Puvis de Chavannes
Added The Sacred Wood Cherished by the Arts and the Muses by Pierre Cecile Puvis de Chavannes
Added A Maid Combing a Woman's Hair by Pierre Cecile Puvis de Chavannes
Added Marie Cantacuzène, femme de Puvis de Chavanne by Pierre Cecile Puvis de Chavannes
Added Orpheus by Pierre Cecile Puvis de Chavannes
Added The Dream by Pierre Cecile Puvis de Chavannes
Added The Toilette by Pierre Cecile Puvis de Chavannes
Added Doux Pays by Pierre Cecile Puvis de Chavannes
Added Girl by the Sea by Pierre Cecile Puvis de Chavannes
Added Tamaris by Pierre Cecile Puvis de Chavannes
Added Woman in Classical Setting by Pierre Cecile Puvis de Chavannes
Added The Prodigal Son by Pierre Cecile Puvis de Chavannes
Added Young Girls at Seaside by Pierre Cecile Puvis de Chavannes
Added St. Genevieve as a Child in Prayer by Pierre Cecile Puvis de Chavannes
Added Deux femmes à l'étable by Pierre Cecile Puvis de Chavannes
Added The Balloon by Pierre Cecile Puvis de Chavannes
Added Allegory of Life by Pierre Cecile Puvis de Chavannes
Added Summer by Pierre Cecile Puvis de Chavannes
Added Summer by Pierre Cecile Puvis de Chavannes
Added Death and the Maiden by Pierre Cecile Puvis de Chavannes
Added Death and the Maidens by Pierre Cecile Puvis de Chavannes
Added Hope by Pierre Cecile Puvis de Chavannes
Added La Mort et les jeunes filles by Pierre Cecile Puvis de Chavannes
Added The Prodigal Son by Pierre Cecile Puvis de Chavannes
Added Le Pigeon by Pierre Cecile Puvis de Chavannes
Added Vue sur le château de Versailles et l'Orangerie by Pierre Cecile Puvis de Chavannes
Added Marseilles, Gate to the Orient by Pierre Cecile Puvis de Chavannes
Added The Beheading of Saint John the Baptist by Pierre Cecile Puvis de Chavannes
Added The Beheading of St. John the Baptist by Pierre Cecile Puvis de Chavannes
Added The Greek Colony, Marseille by Pierre Cecile Puvis de Chavannes
Added The White Rocks by Pierre Cecile Puvis de Chavannes
Added Marseilles, Gateway to the Orient by Pierre Cecile Puvis de Chavannes
Added Massilia Greek Colony by Pierre Cecile Puvis de Chavannes
Added Le sommeil by Pierre Cecile Puvis de Chavannes
Added Peace by Pierre Cecile Puvis de Chavannes
Added Vigilance by Pierre Cecile Puvis de Chavannes
Added War by Pierre Cecile Puvis de Chavannes
Added La Vigilance by Pierre Cecile Puvis de Chavannes
Added Le Recueillement by Pierre Cecile Puvis de Chavannes
Added L'Histoire by Pierre Cecile Puvis de Chavannes
Added Autumn by Pierre Cecile Puvis de Chavannes
Added Cider by Pierre Cecile Puvis de Chavannes
Added The River by Pierre Cecile Puvis de Chavannes
Added Autumn by Pierre Cecile Puvis de Chavannes
Added Le Travail by Pierre Cecile Puvis de Chavannes
Added Rest by Pierre Cecile Puvis de Chavannes
Added Work by Pierre Cecile Puvis de Chavannes
Added Concordia by Pierre Cecile Puvis de Chavannes
Added Concert champêtre by Giovanni Cariani
Added Portrait of a Patrician from Nuremburg by Giovanni Cariani
Added Portrait of a Lady with a Fan by Giovanni Cariani
Added Venus in a Landscape by Giovanni Cariani
Added A Lute Player by Giovanni Cariani
Added Road to Calvary with Veronica's Veil by Giovanni Cariani
Added Giovan Antonio Caravaggi by Giovanni Cariani
Added Portrait of a Man with a Dog by Giovanni Cariani
Added Madonna and Child with Saint Sebastian by Giovanni Cariani
Added Sette Ritratti Albani by Giovanni Cariani
Added The Way to Calvary by Giovanni Cariani
Added A Concert by Giovanni Cariani
Added Concert champêtre by Giovanni Cariani
Added Francesco Albani by Giovanni Cariani
Added A Young Woman as Saint Agatha by Giovanni Cariani
Added Adoration of the Shepherds by Giovanni Cariani
Added Seduction by Giovanni Cariani
Added Portrait of a Lady Behind a Parapet by Giovanni Cariani
Added Autumn Forest by Pierre Cecile Puvis de Chavannes
Added Invoking the Muses by Pierre Cecile Puvis de Chavannes
Added La Source by Pierre Cecile Puvis de Chavannes
Added Orpheus by Pierre Cecile Puvis de Chavannes
Added Patriotic Games by Pierre Cecile Puvis de Chavannes
Added Portrait of a Man by Giovanni Cariani
Added Portrait of a Man with a Fur Collar by Giovanni Cariani
Added Portrait of a Violinist by Giovanni Cariani
Added Portrait of an Astronomer by Giovanni Cariani
Added Portrait of an Astronomer by Giovanni Cariani
Added Portrait of Louis de Vaugelas, Child by Pierre Cecile Puvis de Chavannes
Added Return from the Hunt by Pierre Cecile Puvis de Chavannes
Added Saint Sébastien by Pierre Cecile Puvis de Chavannes
Added The Childhood of Saint Genevieve by Pierre Cecile Puvis de Chavannes
Added The Fisherwoman by Pierre Cecile Puvis de Chavannes
Added The Little Fisherman by Pierre Cecile Puvis de Chavannes
Added The Rest by Pierre Cecile Puvis de Chavannes
Added The Village Firemen by Pierre Cecile Puvis de Chavannes
Added an image of Hope by Pierre Cecile Puvis de Chavannes
Added an image of Woman by the Sea by Pierre Cecile Puvis de Chavannes

February 20, 2019

Added I OBSERVE to Calendar
Added George Redington by Frank Cadogan Cowper
Added The Ugly Duckling by Frank Cadogan Cowper
Added Joan Saxton, a Student Nurse by Frank Cadogan Cowper
Added The Fortune Teller, 'Beware of a Dark Lady' by Frank Cadogan Cowper
Added Titiana Sleeps by Frank Cadogan Cowper
Added Violet Miriam Clay, Lady Vernon by Frank Cadogan Cowper
Added William Henry Churton, Mayor of Chester by Frank Cadogan Cowper
Added Venetian Ladies Listening to the Serenade by Frank Cadogan Cowper
Added Le Dernier Jour de Corinthe by Tony Robert-Fleury
Added Four Queens Find Lancelot Sleeping by Frank Cadogan Cowper
Added Illusions by Henry Brown Fuller
Added Lute Player by Frank Cadogan Cowper
Added Our Lady of the Fruits of the Earth by Frank Cadogan Cowper
Added Reading Girl by Tony Robert-Fleury
Added The Fair Griselda by Frank Cadogan Cowper
Added The Rose by Jules-Cyrille Cave

February 19, 2019

Added Treasury! to Calendar
Added All the Rembrandts to Calendar
Added Doge's Palace to Calendar
Added The Renaissance Nude to Calendar
Added ONCE UPON A TIME IN AMERICA to Calendar
Added CONSTRUCTIVE DRAWING to Calendar
Added SEASIDE PLEIN-AIR IN ITALY to Calendar
Added Trafalgar Square by Arthur Hacker
Added A Female Nude at her Toilette by Arthur Hacker
Added Daisies at Burnham by Arthur Hacker
Added Sir Frank Short by Arthur Hacker
Added Sir John Martin-Harvey as 'Hamlet' by Arthur Hacker
Added Bedtime by Arthur Hacker
Added St Paul's Cathedral by Arthur Hacker
Added Westminster Abbey at Night by Arthur Hacker
Added Imprisoned Spring by Arthur Hacker
Added A Wet Night at Piccadilly Circus by Arthur Hacker
Added Sir John Brunner by Arthur Hacker
Added Henry Payne by Arthur Hacker
Added Miss Ivy Lilian Close by Arthur Hacker
Added Sir A. Norman Hill by Arthur Hacker
Added Portrait of the Artist's Mother by Arthur Hacker
Added In Jeopardy by Arthur Hacker
Added Sir Walter Vaughan Morgan by Arthur Hacker
Added A Quiet Cove, Girl Canoeing by Arthur Hacker
Added In the Orchard by Arthur Hacker
Added The Farm Girl by Arthur Hacker
Added Picking Wildflowers by Arthur Hacker
Added Portrait of a Girl by Arthur Hacker
Added The Gold Bowl by Arthur Hacker
Added A Woodcutter and his Daughter by Arthur Hacker
Added Christ and the Magdalene by Arthur Hacker
Added Daphne by Arthur Hacker
Added Seated Girl by Arthur Hacker
Added Making Friends with a Collie by Arthur Hacker
Added Mrs R. E. Moare by Arthur Hacker
Added Fisherman's Wife by Arthur Hacker
Added Cat and Mouse by Arthur Hacker
Added Cabbage Field by Arthur Hacker
Added A Day's Fishing, Rye, Susex by Arthur Hacker
Added A Difficulty by Arthur Hacker
Added By the Waters of Babylon by Arthur Hacker
Added Cockle Gatherers by Arthur Hacker
Added Contemplation by Arthur Hacker
Added King Charles' Day by Arthur Hacker
Added Mending a Net by Arthur Hacker
Added Milking Time by Arthur Hacker
Added On the Houseboat by Arthur Hacker
Added Oporto, Portugal by Arthur Hacker
Added Peonies by Arthur Hacker
Added Portrait of an Edwardian Lady by Arthur Hacker
Added Returning from the Hayfield by Arthur Hacker
Added The Knitting Lesson by Arthur Hacker
Added Young Girl in a Punt by Arthur Hacker
Added Young Nelson by Arthur Hacker
Added an image of The Sea Maiden by Herbert James Draper
Added an image of Junge Schönheit by Max Nonnenbruch

February 16, 2019

Added A Merciless Beauty by Frank Cadogan Cowper
Added Eve by Frank Cadogan Cowper
Added The Golden Bowl by Frank Cadogan Cowper

February 15, 2019

Added Fire Fancies by Arthur Hacker
Added A Bacchante by Arthur Hacker
Added A Mossy Glen by John Atkinson Grimshaw
Added A Nude Bacchante with a Child Faun by Arthur Hacker
Added And There Was a Great Cry in Egypt by Arthur Hacker
Added Circe by Arthur Hacker
Added Dream by Arthur Hacker
Added Dulce Domum by John Atkinson Grimshaw
Added In Peril by John Atkinson Grimshaw
Added Innocence by Arthur Hacker
Added Leaf Drift by Arthur Hacker
Added Lost Parasol by Arthur Hacker
Added Moonlight on Lake by John Atkinson Grimshaw
Added Musicienne du Silence by Arthur Hacker
Added Pelagia and the Philammon by Arthur Hacker
Added Persephone by Arthur Hacker
Added Portrait of a Young Girl by Jules-Cyrille Cave
Added Reverie by Arthur Hacker
Added Spring Flowers by Arthur Hacker
Added The Children's Prayer by Arthur Hacker
Added The Cloud by Arthur Hacker
Added The Couch Burners by Arthur Hacker
Added The Drone by Arthur Hacker
Added The Girl in White by Arthur Hacker
Added The Hours by Arthur Hacker
Added The Lady of Shalott by John Atkinson Grimshaw
Added The Legend of Sir Perceval by Frank Cadogan Cowper
Added The Sea Maiden by Arthur Hacker
Added The Skylark by Arthur Hacker
Added Vale (Farewell) by Arthur Hacker
Added Virgin of the Adoption by Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres
Added Young Lady in Profile Reading by Edgar Maxence
Added an image of The Seeker by Gayle Madeira
Added an image of Sunset on the N Train by Gayle Madeira
Added an image of Subway Time Traveler by Gayle Madeira
Added an image of Portrait of Carolina Zucchi by Francesco Hayez
Added an image of Our Lady of Cow Parsley by Elisabeth Sonrel
Added an image of By the Waters of Bablon by Arthur Hacker
Added an image of The Sryinx by Arthur Hacker
Added an image of The Annunciation by Arthur Hacker
Added an image of The Annunciation by Arthur Hacker
Added an image of Abundance by Arthur Hacker
Added an image of A Heavy Burden by Arthur Hacker
Added an image of The Sryinx by Arthur Hacker
Added an image of Christabel Cockrell, Lady Frampton by Arthur Hacker

February 14, 2019

Added Rembrandt and His School to Calendar
Added Classical Portrait Painting to Calendar
Added Portrait of a Woman by Augustus Leopold Egg
Added Self Portrait as a Distressed Poet by Augustus Leopold Egg
Added Beatrix Knighting Esmond by Augustus Leopold Egg
Added Esmond Returns after the Battle of Wynendael by Augustus Leopold Egg
Added A Walk on the Beach by Augustus Leopold Egg
Added Desdemona by Augustus Leopold Egg
Added The Death of Buckingham by Augustus Leopold Egg
Added The Life of Buckingham by Augustus Leopold Egg
Added The Opera Mantle by Augustus Leopold Egg
Added William Powell Frith by Augustus Leopold Egg
Added Feria at Seville by Augustus Leopold Egg
Added Girl Making a Bouquet of Flowers by Augustus Leopold Egg
Added Launce's Substitute for Proteus' Dog by Augustus Leopold Egg
Added Scene from 'The Winter's Tale' by Augustus Leopold Egg
Added Scene from 'The Devil upon Two Sticks' by Augustus Leopold Egg
Added A Girl with Clasped Hands by Augustus Leopold Egg
Added A Girl's Head by Augustus Leopold Egg
Added A Young Lady at Toilet by Augustus Leopold Egg
Added Lady in a Green Dress by Augustus Leopold Egg
Added Le diable boiteux by Augustus Leopold Egg
Added Outward Bound by Augustus Leopold Egg
Added Past and Present Generations by Lawrence Alma-Tadema
Added The Farmyard by Augustus Leopold Egg
Added The Love Letter by Augustus Leopold Egg
Added The Taming of the Shrew by Augustus Leopold Egg
Added an image of The Night before Naseby by Augustus Leopold Egg