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.


Most Recent Blog

New ARC Approved Atelier Published on 15 June, 2018

ARC is pleased to welcome Princeton Academy of Art as a new ARC ApprovedSM Atelier!

Princeton Academy of Art presents a unique educational experience in the European Classical Tradition. The curriculum merges the methods of classical atelier education and the Russian academic tradition. Following in these traditions, instruction is a focused immersion into human anatomy, perspective, and tactile approaches to analyzing form. By rigorously studying these methods alongside concrete principles of value, color and composition, students are able to traverse various media and techniques to interpret the world around them in a way that suits their temperament and vision.

To learn about the Princeton Academy, please click here. 

View all news blogs.

RSS Atom


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

Learn More »

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

Learn More »

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

Learn More »

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.

Recent additions to the website

View all recent additions.

RSS Atom

June 15, 2018

Added 2018 Summer Workshops to Calendar
Added Study for Thermaie Antoniniane by Lawrence Alma-Tadema
Added A Foregone Conclusion by Lawrence Alma-Tadema
Added Cleopatra by Lawrence Alma-Tadema
Added Sunny Days by Lawrence Alma-Tadema
Added The Elder Sister by William Adolphe Bouguereau
Added La soeur aînée, réduction by William Adolphe Bouguereau
Added Venus Hurt by Diomedes by Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres
Added The Archeologist Désiré-Raoul Rochette by Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres
Added The Small Bather by Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres
Added Autoportrait à vingt-quatre ans by Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres
Added A deluge by Leonardo da Vinci
Added Studies of Horse's Leg by Leonardo da Vinci
Added Sketch for Madame Moitessier by Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres
Added an image of Girl Holding Lemons by William Adolphe Bouguereau
Added an image of Jeune Fille se Defendant Contre L'amour by William Adolphe Bouguereau
Added an image of La Bourrique by William Adolphe Bouguereau
Added an image of Pastourelle by William Adolphe Bouguereau
Added an image of L'agneau nouveau­né by William Adolphe Bouguereau
Added an image of Portrait of Ignacy Jan Paderewski by Lawrence Alma-Tadema
Added an image of Sappho and Alcaeus by Lawrence Alma-Tadema
Added an image of A Reading from Homer by Lawrence Alma-Tadema
Added an image of The Vintage Festival by Lawrence Alma-Tadema
Added an image of Spring by Lawrence Alma-Tadema
Added an image of Vicomtess Othenin d'Haussonville, née Louise­Albertine de Broglie by Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres
Added an image of La Source by Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres
Added an image of Comtes de Tournon, née Geneviève de Seytres Caumont by Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres
Added an image of Joseph­-Antoine Moltedo by Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres
Added an image of Antiochus and Stratonice by Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres
Added an image of Maria Luigi Carlo Zenobio Salvatore Cherubini by Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres
Added an image of Madame Duvaucey by Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres
Added an image of Guillaume Guillon Lethiere by Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres
Added an image of The Betrothal of Raphael and the Niece of Cardinal Bibbiena by Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres
Added an image of Virgin of the Adoption by Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres
Added an image of Head of Leda by Leonardo da Vinci
Added an image of Head of a Warrior by Leonardo da Vinci
Added an image of Anatomical studies of a male shoulder by Leonardo da Vinci
Added an image of Portrait of Ginevra Benci by Leonardo da Vinci
Added an image of Adoration of the Magi by Leonardo da Vinci
Added an image of Study for the Last Supper by Leonardo da Vinci
Added an image of Study of Two Heads for the Battle of Anghiari by Leonardo da Vinci

June 14, 2018

Added Tales from a Studio to Calendar
Added The Guard by Jean-Leon Gerome
Added The Wailing Wall by Jean-Leon Gerome
Added Portrait of an Egyptian Fellah by Jean-Leon Gerome
Added an image of The Carpet Merchant by Jean-Leon Gerome

June 12, 2018

Added John Seibels Walker to Museum
Added Anna by John Seibels Walker
Added Annabelle by John Seibels Walker
Added Carolyn by John Seibels Walker
Added Charlene and her Charleston Grands by John Seibels Walker
Added Chief Justice Costa M. Pleicones by John Seibels Walker
Added Edward by John Seibels Walker
Added Emily by John Seibels Walker
Added Green Velvet #1 by John Seibels Walker
Added Hampton by John Seibels Walker
Added Inspirations in the Lucca Studio by John Seibels Walker
Added La Serenissima by John Seibels Walker
Added Little Lamb by John Seibels Walker
Added Madeline by John Seibels Walker
Added Mary by John Seibels Walker
Added Old Italian Copper by John Seibels Walker
Added Pastor Sid Batts by John Seibels Walker
Added Sam at Cottonwood Creek Farm by John Seibels Walker
Added Self-portrait by John Seibels Walker
Added Summer Treasures by John Seibels Walker
Added The Girl with the Diamond Earring by John Seibels Walker
Added The Hon. Beverly Eaves Perdue by John Seibels Walker
Added The Huntsman by John Seibels Walker
Added The Olive Branch by John Seibels Walker
Added The Virtuoso by John Seibels Walker
Added Whitney "X" by John Seibels Walker
Added an image of Resonance by Jason Patrick Jenkins
Added an image of Composure in Red Chalk by Jason Patrick Jenkins
Added a signature by Michelangelo
Added a signature by Michelangelo
Added a signature by Alfred Gilbert
Added a signature by Lawrence Alma-Tadema
Added a signature by Albrecht Altdorfer
Added a signature by Albrecht Altdorfer
Added a signature by Pieter the Elder Bruegel
Added a signature by Pieter the Elder Bruegel
Added a signature by Pieter the Elder Bruegel
Added a signature by Pieter the Elder Bruegel
Added a signature by Pieter the Elder Bruegel
Added a signature by Agnolo Bronzino
Added a signature by Dante Gabriel Rossetti
Added a signature by Edmund Blair Leighton
Added a signature by Caravaggio
Added a signature by Vittore Carpaccio
Added a signature by Hans Baldung
Added a signature by Michelangelo
Added a signature by Lord Frederick Leighton
Added a signature by Lorenzo Lotto

June 8, 2018

Added Salmagundi Club Tour to Calendar