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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Sotheby's 19th Century European Art Auction Published on 18 January, 2019

On February 1, 2019, Sotheby's, New York will be holding an auction for important 19th Century European art. 

The auction includes several works by William Bouguereau, Frederick Arthur Bridgeman, Frank Dicksee, Jules Breton, Jean-Leon Gerome among others.

Exhibition pre-sale times for the auction are from January 25 - 31, 2019 at Sotheby's New York  1334 York Ave, New York, NY 10021. Auction pre-sales are an important way the public gets to view paintings that go from one private collection to another.

To learn more about about the auction, 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.

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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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January 21, 2019

Added Élégante à l'éventail by Paul Edouard Rosset-Granger
Added La Cueillette des figues by Paul Edouard Rosset-Granger
Added Orphée by Paul Edouard Rosset-Granger
Added Automedon with the Horses of Achilles by Henri Alexandre Georges Regnault
Added Sketch for Automedon with the Horses of Achilles by Henri Alexandre Georges Regnault
Added David and Bathsheba by Hans von Aachen
Added Allegory of the Battle at Brasov by Hans von Aachen
Added Allegory of the Battle of Gorossló by Hans von Aachen
Added Allegory of the Battle of Sisek by Hans von Aachen
Added Allegory of Peace, Art and Abundance by Hans von Aachen
Added Adoration of the Magi by Hans von Aachen
Added Boy with Grapes by Hans von Aachen
Added Coronation of the Virgin by Hans von Aachen
Added Couple in a Tavern by Hans von Aachen
Added Bacchus, Venus and Amor by Hans von Aachen
Added Adoration of the Shepherds by Hans von Aachen
Added The Carrying of the Cross by Hans von Aachen
Added Donna Venusta by Hans von Aachen
Added A Courtesan with Her Procuress by Hans von Aachen
Added Duchess Renata of Bavaria by Hans von Aachen
Added Portrait of a Woman by Gaetano Esposito
Added The Gardens of Adonis by John Reinhard Weguelin
Added The Harbor by Gaetano Esposito
Added The Slave Girl by Henri Alexandre Georges Regnault
Added The Urchin by Gaetano Esposito
Added an image of Sur le chemin du bal by Paul Edouard Rosset-Granger
Added an image of Bacchus, Ceres and Amor by Hans von Aachen

January 20, 2019

Added an image of The Course of Empire: Destruction by Thomas Cole

January 19, 2019

January 18, 2019

Added Sunset at Low Tide, Westcliff on Sea by Charles Ernest Butler
Added Bluebells and Ferns by Charles Ernest Butler
Added Heat Haze by Charles Ernest Butler
Added Thomas Wortley Drury by Charles Ernest Butler
Added Lieutenant A. L. Bobby by Charles Ernest Butler
Added Blood and Iron by Charles Ernest Butler
Added Percy Liston King by Charles Ernest Butler
Added Near Watersmeet, Lynton, Devon by Charles Ernest Butler
Added Sir Alfred Erasmus Dryden by Charles Ernest Butler
Added Falls in the Nant Col, Llanbedr, near Harlech by Charles Ernest Butler
Added Councillor William Matthews by Charles Ernest Butler
Added William John Lancaster, Mayor of Wandsworth by Charles Ernest Butler
Added Watercress Gathering at Abinger Hammer, Surrey by Charles Ernest Butler
Added All Saints Street by Charles Ernest Butler
Added Death of a Viking Warrior by Charles Ernest Butler
Added Rocks at Land's End by Charles Ernest Butler
Added The River Thames from Wandsworth Bridge by Charles Ernest Butler

January 17, 2019

Added Bouguereau & America to Calendar
Added Bachantes near Rome by Max Roeder
Added Villa Falconieri by Max Roeder
Added Parklandschaft by Max Roeder
Added Park Landscape by Max Roeder
Added Early Morning of Goddess Lake by Katsu Nakajima
Added Italian Landscape with Figure by Max Roeder
Added Late autumn by Katsu Nakajima
Added Pine Trees near Rome by Max Roeder
Added Promontory and Church by Max Roeder
Added The Acropolis by Max Roeder
Added Woodland Nymph by Max Roeder

January 16, 2019

Added Basics of Oil Painting to Calendar
Added Dugald Sutherland MacColl to Museum
Added Liars Dice by Linda Schroeter
Added Ariadne on Naxos by Alexander Rothaug
Added The Abandoned Nymph by Alexander Rothaug
Added The Swan Maiden by Alexander Rothaug
Added Die Früchte des Meeres by Alexander Rothaug
Added Samson's Revenge by Alexander Rothaug
Added Mythological Scene by Alexander Rothaug
Added Odysseus' Homesickness by Alexander Rothaug
Added Brasenose College, Oxford by Dugald Sutherland MacColl
Added Débarcadère sur la côte d'Emeraude, Bretagne by Louis Robert Carrier-Belleuse
Added A Belfry at Dinan by Dugald Sutherland MacColl
Added St Catherine’s Quay, Honfleur by Dugald Sutherland MacColl
Added Le Berceau by Sarah Paxton Ball Dodson
Added Ballerina by Louis Robert Carrier-Belleuse
Added Budding Elms in April, Mayfield by Sarah Paxton Ball Dodson
Added Llandrindod Wells by Sarah Paxton Ball Dodson
Added View from Llandrindod Wells: The Upper Link by Sarah Paxton Ball Dodson
Added Dieppe by Dugald Sutherland MacColl
Added Portrait of a Man by Louis Robert Carrier-Belleuse
Added An Oak Tree, Green Hedges, East Grinstead, Sussex by Sarah Paxton Ball Dodson
Added Mrs Mary Niven by Charles William Mitchell
Added The Flight of Boreas with Oreithyia by Charles William Mitchell
Added Malvern, Worcestershire by Sarah Paxton Ball Dodson
Added View from Rusthall Common, Tunbridge Wells, Kent by Sarah Paxton Ball Dodson
Added Poppies by Sarah Paxton Ball Dodson
Added Le petit pe^cheur by Louis Robert Carrier-Belleuse
Added Portrait of Suzanne Carrier-Belleuse, age 7 years by Louis Robert Carrier-Belleuse
Added Flour Carriers, Paris by Louis Robert Carrier-Belleuse
Added Portrait de Madame Mas by Pierre-Auguste Cot
Added The Duenna by Sarah Paxton Ball Dodson
Added Diversión en la taberna by Francisco Peralta del Campo
Added Dionysia by Pierre-Auguste Cot
Added A Mountain Fairy and a Shepherd by Alexander Rothaug
Added A Wood by Sarah Paxton Ball Dodson
Added Adam and Eve by Alexander Rothaug
Added After the Flood by Alexander Rothaug
Added Ariadne on Naxos by Alexander Rothaug
Added At the Pond by Alexander Rothaug
Added At the Seaside, Normandy by Louis Robert Carrier-Belleuse
Added Battle on the Bridge by Alexander Rothaug
Added Boreas and Oreithyia by Alexander Rothaug
Added Centaur Kindnaps a Lapith Woman by Alexander Rothaug
Added Centaur with Nymph by Alexander Rothaug
Added Charity for My Sister by Pierre-Auguste Cot
Added Cleopatra by Alexander Rothaug
Added Curse by Alexander Rothaug
Added Delivering Groceries by Louis Robert Carrier-Belleuse
Added Diana by Alexander Rothaug
Added Elegant Figures in a Flower Garden by Louis Robert Carrier-Belleuse
Added Engelberg, Switzerland by Sarah Paxton Ball Dodson
Added Female Faun by the Water by Alexander Rothaug
Added Forest Nymph by Alexander Rothaug
Added Girls in the Sunlight under Trees by Sarah Paxton Ball Dodson
Added Greek Figures in a Wooded Garden by Alexander Rothaug
Added Head of a Woman in a Red Cap by Sarah Paxton Ball Dodson
Added Hunter Finds a Sleeping Nymph by Alexander Rothaug
Added Les Étoiles du Matin by Sarah Paxton Ball Dodson
Added Looking Out to Shore by Louis Robert Carrier-Belleuse
Added Poetry by Alexander Rothaug
Added Roman Bath Scene by Alexander Rothaug
Added Sleeping Temple Guards by Alexander Rothaug
Added Spring in the Oreaden by Alexander Rothaug
Added The Animal Sculptor by Louis Robert Carrier-Belleuse
Added The Battle of Centaurs by Alexander Rothaug
Added The Beggar Girls by Pierre-Auguste Cot
Added The Black Knight by Alexander Rothaug
Added The Death of Achilles by Alexander Rothaug
Added The Last Support by Pierre-Auguste Cot
Added The Minstrel's Song by Louis Robert Carrier-Belleuse
Added The Miracle Flower by Alexander Rothaug
Added The Water Nymph by Alexander Rothaug
Added The Young Performers by Louis Robert Carrier-Belleuse
Added Wild Parsley by Sarah Paxton Ball Dodson
Added an image of Portrait of Darren, The artist's brother by Vicki Sullivan
Added an image of Pisan Girl with Basket of Oranges and Lemons by Pierre-Auguste Cot

January 15, 2019

Added Prism to Calendar
Added Edward Burne-Jones to Calendar
Added Katsu Nakajima to Museum
Added Linda Schroeter to Museum
Added Before the Storm by Linda Schroeter
Added Fire, Ice & Plastic by Linda Schroeter
Added Smoke & Mirrors by Linda Schroeter
Added Trumpet Creeper by Linda Schroeter
Added Catcher in the Rye by Linda Schroeter
Added Flappers by Linda Schroeter
Added Imposter by Linda Schroeter
Added Sour Cream & Eggs by Linda Schroeter
Added Vanitas by Linda Schroeter
Added NatureMorte by Linda Schroeter
Added Want Not by Linda Schroeter
Added Dana's Nest by Linda Schroeter
Added Feathers by Linda Schroeter
Added Colonization by Linda Schroeter
Added Past, Present, Future by Linda Schroeter
Added Portrait of Jacqueline Hawkins by Louis Welden Hawkins
Added Portrait of a Lady by Louis Welden Hawkins
Added The Sphinx and the Chimera by Louis Welden Hawkins
Added Masque by Louis Welden Hawkins
Added The Mask by Louis Welden Hawkins
Added Madame Severine by Louis Welden Hawkins
Added A Prayer to God by Louis Welden Hawkins
Added A Veil by Louis Welden Hawkins
Added Autumn by Louis Welden Hawkins
Added Procession of Souls by Louis Welden Hawkins
Added Study by Louis Welden Hawkins
Added The Last Step by Louis Welden Hawkins
Added Portrait of a Young Man by Louis Welden Hawkins
Added A Corner in Barbizon by Louis Welden Hawkins
Added A Young Peasant by Louis Welden Hawkins
Added Peasant Woman in a Landscape by Louis Welden Hawkins
Added A Corner of the Garden by Louis Welden Hawkins
Added A landscape with blossom by Louis Welden Hawkins
Added A Young Girl in a Wood by Louis Welden Hawkins
Added Beyond by Katsu Nakajima
Added Blonde Frau nach oben blickend by Louis Welden Hawkins
Added Bouquet to Tomorrow by Katsu Nakajima
Added Clytie by Louis Welden Hawkins
Added Cold Wind of Mt. Asama by Katsu Nakajima
Added Foggy by Katsu Nakajima
Added Forest of Authenticity by Katsu Nakajima
Added Forest of Hesitation by Katsu Nakajima
Added Incarnation by Katsu Nakajima
Added Jukai by Katsu Nakajima
Added Kodama by Katsu Nakajima
Added Mount Asama by Katsu Nakajima
Added Peasant Woman at the Gate by Louis Welden Hawkins
Added Portrait de Femme regardant vers le Haut by Louis Welden Hawkins
Added Portrait of Reina by Katsu Nakajima
Added Reina by Katsu Nakajima
Added Reina by Katsu Nakajima
Added Rikka by Katsu Nakajima
Added Scene in the Field by Louis Welden Hawkins
Added Sea Roar by Katsu Nakajima
Added Seaside Narrow Path by Katsu Nakajima
Added Shadow of the Wind by Katsu Nakajima
Added Sleeping Beauty by Katsu Nakajima
Added Stream of the Shadow by Katsu Nakajima
Added Tangled Hair by Katsu Nakajima
Added Tensui by Katsu Nakajima
Added The Eiffel Tower as seen from The Trocadero by Louis Welden Hawkins
Added The Red Gourd of the Day by Katsu Nakajima
Added The Tuning of the Wind by Katsu Nakajima
Added Water Surface by Katsu Nakajima
Added Wet Green by Katsu Nakajima
Added Woman Crying by Louis Welden Hawkins
Added Woman in the Forest by Katsu Nakajima
Added Woman in the Forest by Katsu Nakajima
Added You Plant an Apple Tree by Katsu Nakajima

January 14, 2019

Added Sum of Our Parts by Debra Keirce
Added A Light Touch by Debra Keirce
Added An Apple a Day by Debra Keirce
Added Creation by Debra Keirce
Added Son of Woman by Debra Keirce
Added Brain Power by Debra Keirce
Added Half a Mind by Debra Keirce
Added Pirates Load by Joseph Christian Leyendecker
Added Academic Nude in the Académie Julian by Joseph Christian Leyendecker
Added Lady with Flowers by Joseph Christian Leyendecker
Added The Forerunner by John Everett Millais
Added A Disciple by John Everett Millais
Added Boys Rabbiting by John Everett Millais
Added Little Speedwell's Darling Blue by John Everett Millais
Added Lingering Autumn by John Everett Millais
Added Afternoon Tea by John Everett Millais
Added Ducklings by John Everett Millais
Added Bubbles by John Everett Millais
Added An Idyll of 1745 by John Everett Millais
Added Little Miss Muffet by John Everett Millais
Added Dropped from the Nest by John Everett Millais
Added For the Squire by John Everett Millais
Added George du Maurier by John Everett Millais
Added Benjamin Disraeli, Earl of Beaconsfield by John Everett Millais
Added John Henry, Cardinal Newman by John Everett Millais
Added Kate Perugini by John Everett Millais
Added Cherry Ripe by John Everett Millais
Added A Jersey Lily by John Everett Millais
Added The Bride of Lammermoor by John Everett Millais
Added Bright Eyes by John Everett Millais
Added The Good Resolve by John Everett Millais
Added Edward Robert Bulwer Lytton, 1st Earl Lytton by John Everett Millais
Added Happy Springtime by John Everett Millais
Added James Wyatt Junior, Aged 65 by John Everett Millais
Added The Convalescent by John Everett Millais
Added The Crown of Love by John Everett Millais
Added Day Dreams by John Everett Millais
Added Effie Millais, née Gray by John Everett Millais
Added Flowing to the Sea by John Everett Millais
Added The Enemy Sowing Tares by John Everett Millais
Added Charlie is my Darling by John Everett Millais
Added Girl's Head by John Everett Millais
Added Little Red Riding Hood by John Everett Millais
Added The Lost Piece of Silver by John Everett Millais
Added The Departure of the Crusaders by John Everett Millais
Added L'Enfant du Régiment by John Everett Millais
Added Effie with Foxgloves in Her Hair by John Everett Millais
Added Frederic George Stephens by John Everett Millais
Added Emily Patmore by John Everett Millais
Added Mamie Dickens by John Everett Millais
Added Ferdinand Lured by Ariel by John Everett Millais
Added The Disentombment of Queen Matilda by John Everett Millais
Added Landscape, Hampstead by John Everett Millais
Added The Death of Romeo and Juliet by John Everett Millais
Added Infancy by John Everett Millais
Added The Conjuror by John Everett Millais
Added Elgiva Seized by Order of Archbishop Odo by John Everett Millais
Added Hurdy Gurdy Boy by John Everett Millais
Added A Girl and a Bird by John Everett Millais
Added A Lost Love by John Everett Millais
Added Early Days by John Everett Millais
Added Escape of the Heretic, 1559 by John Everett Millais
Added Girl with a Doll by John Everett Millais
Added I am Never Merry when I hear Sweet Music by John Everett Millais
Added Lilacs by John Everett Millais
Added The Doll House by John Everett Millais
Added an image of Alfred Tennyson by John Everett Millais
Added an image of Cymon and Iphigenia by John Everett Millais
Added an image of Hearts are Trumps by John Everett Millais

January 13, 2019

Added Silver Bowl & Orange Box by Linda Mann
Added Still Life with Green Cloth by Linda Mann

January 11, 2019

Added AMC at LARA to Calendar
Added AMC at LARA to Calendar
Added American Glory by Debra Keirce
Added Girl Without a Pearl Earring by Debra Keirce
Added I Hear You Knocking by Debra Keirce
Added SonFlowers by Debra Keirce
Added The Scholar by Debra Keirce
Added Vanitas by Debra Keirce
Added an image of Born to Run by Vicki Sullivan
Added an image of Girl in a Red Robe by Vicki Sullivan