Archive for May, 2011

Fine Art Connoisseur E. B. Leighton Article by
ARC Director of Operations
Kara Ross, ARC’s Director of Operations, is researching and writing the Catalogue Raisonné on Edmund Blair Leighton.

She has published an article titled Edmund Blair Leighton: The Prominent Outsider in Fine Art Connoisseur’s May/June 2011 edition. This is the first article written on EBL since the 1913 art annual by Alfred Yockney. In addition, Kara has updated all the biographical information on Blair Leighton’s ARC museum page.

If you have information you would like to share with Kara about EBL or his paintings, please contact her at

the accolade
Posted Friday, May 27th, 2011

Another Alma-Tadema Brings Huge Price at Sotheby’s
Another Masterpiece by Alma-Tadema
Brings Huge Numbers at Sotheby’s May 5th sale!
Antony and Cleopatra

This is the second highest price ever paid for a 19th century Academic painting, coming only second to Alma-Tadema’s The Finding of Moses, which brought $35,922,500 just six months ago.

The painting Antony and Cleopatra sold for an astounding $26,000,000 hammer. With the premiums, the buyer will pay $29,202,500.

This second painting sale seems to be setting a trend for higher prices for his work and it will be interesting in the months ahead to see if the whole period is about to take another leap forward.

Click here to view the entire online catalogue.

Posted Friday, May 27th, 2011

ARC Approved™ Georgetown Atelier Now Accepting Fall Applications

ARC Approved™ Georgetown Atelier announces 9 new on-line tutorials, and is now accepting applications for Fall.

Posted Monday, May 23rd, 2011

Accolades From Academia
“Your website is just magnificent. I have never come across anything like it and it is amazing.”

Dr Maryam Farahani
Personalised & Global Health Research Networks School of English
University of Liverpool

Posted Friday, May 20th, 2011

New ARC™ Approved Atelier – Georgetown Atelier
artwork by Tenaya Sims
Jennifer – detail
by Tenaya Sims

The Georgetown Atelier is now an ARC Approved™ Atelier.

Click here to view the Georgetown Atelier Gallery in the ARC Approved™ Ateliers and Schools section.

Posted Friday, May 20th, 2011

Bouguereau Book Comment

Dear Fred,

I have to compliment you on the Bouguereau books: they are beautiful—what a huge undertaking!!!!

Complimenti davvero!

John Angel

Posted Tuesday, May 3rd, 2011