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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Celebrating Tintoretto Published on 17 October, 2018

Jacopo Tintoretto was one of the preeminent Venetian painters of the sixteenth century, renowned for his monumental narrative scenes and his insightful portraits of patricians and citizens. In celebration of the five hundredth anniversary of the artist's birth, this exhibition explores an innovative and little-studied aspect of Tintoretto's portraiture: small-scale, informal portrait heads characterized by immediacy, intense observation, and startling modernity. These works capture both the appearance and the spirit of the sitter, and are painted with the artist's famous prestezza, or quickness.

The exhibition runs from 10/18/18- 1/27/19 at the Metropolitan Museum of Art 1000 5th Ave, NY New York, 10028.

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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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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.

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October 18, 2018

Added Albert Cresswell to Museum
Added Joos van Craesbeeck to Museum
Added Salvatore Postiglione to Museum
Added The Blue Bird by Frank Cadogan Cowper
Added Cherry Season by Salvatore Postiglione
Added Zwei junge Mädchen im Park by Albert Cresswell
Added Androcles by Jean-Leon Gerome
Added A Maiden in Contemplation by Gaston de La Touche
Added Orphans by Istvan Csok
Added Campement pres de Constantinople by Jean-Leon Gerome
Added The Lute Player by Joos van Craesbeeck
Added The Painter’s Studio by Joos van Craesbeeck
Added The Temptation of St Anthony by Joos van Craesbeeck
Added The Smoker by Joos van Craesbeeck
Added De dood is fel en snel: Ruzie in een pub by Joos van Craesbeeck
Added A peasant grimacing with his arm in a sling by Joos van Craesbeeck
Added Arnaut and His Dog by Jean-Leon Gerome
Added Ave Caesar, Morituri te Salutant by Jean-Leon Gerome
Added Bocaccio Reading 'The Decameron' by Salvatore Postiglione
Added Dante and Beatrice by Salvatore Postiglione
Added The Pottery Workshop, Tangiers by Jean Discart
Added Tiger by Jean-Leon Gerome
Added an image of The Dance of the Almeh by Jean-Leon Gerome
Added an image of Consummatum est Jerusalem by Jean-Leon Gerome
Added an image of Diogenes by Jean-Leon Gerome
Added an image of The Serpent Charmer by Jean-Leon Gerome
Added an image of The Christian Martyrs' Last Prayer by Jean-Leon Gerome
Added an image of The Education of the Children of Clovis by Lawrence Alma-Tadema
Added an image of Tiger on the Watch by Jean-Leon Gerome
Added an image of Supper at Emmaus by Caravaggio
Added an image of Vanity by Frank Cadogan Cowper

October 17, 2018

Added Harry Clarke to Museum
Added Pruett Carter to Museum
Added Giovanni Campriani to Museum
Added Émile Quentine Brin to Museum
Added Faust: Margaret in the dungeon by Harry Clarke
Added Matched Wits by Pruett Carter
Added Neighborhood Street in The Hague or Scheveningen by George Hendrik Breitner
Added The Bridge, Subiano by Sir Frank Brangwyn, R.A.
Added The Year's at the Spring: Arabia by Harry Clarke
Added Making Guns: Lifting an Inner Tube by Sir Frank Brangwyn, R.A.
Added Making Sailors: Boatdrill by Sir Frank Brangwyn, R.A.
Added Making Sailors: The Lookout by Sir Frank Brangwyn, R.A.
Added Julia by Ramon Casas
Added Mephistopheles by Harry Clarke
Added Gate of St. Vincent, Avila by Sir Frank Brangwyn, R.A.
Added Kleopatra by Gyula Juluis De Benczur
Added Wekerle Sándor by Gyula Juluis De Benczur
Added Kálmán Mikszáth by Gyula Juluis De Benczur
Added Roman Aqueduct, Segovia by Sir Frank Brangwyn, R.A.
Added Shipbuilding by Sir Frank Brangwyn, R.A.
Added Portrait of Jeno Karátsonyi by Gyula Juluis De Benczur
Added Santa Maria Della Salute by Sir Frank Brangwyn, R.A.
Added Washing Bottles by Sir Frank Brangwyn, R.A.
Added King Matthias and the Czech Champion, Holubar by Gyula Juluis De Benczur
Added Portrait of Imre Pekár by Gyula Juluis De Benczur
Added Portrait of Queen Elizabeth by Gyula Juluis De Benczur
Added La Toilette by Louise Breslau
Added Girl in a Red Kimono by Sir Frank Brangwyn, R.A.
Added Girl in a White Kimono by George Hendrik Breitner
Added Heavy Weather in the Channel by Sir Frank Brangwyn, R.A.
Added Portrait of the Artist's Second Wife by Gyula Juluis De Benczur
Added The Brunswick Caught Anchors with her Enemy by Sir Frank Brangwyn, R.A.
Added La Madeleine by Ramon Casas
Added Portrait of Arnold Ipolyi by Gyula Juluis De Benczur
Added Portrait of Count Gyula Andrássy by Gyula Juluis De Benczur
Added Countess Geraldine Pálffy. Wife of Gyula Károlyi by Gyula Juluis De Benczur
Added My Children by Gyula Juluis De Benczur
Added Narcissus by Gyula Juluis De Benczur
Added Le Heron Famillier by Vincenzo Capobianchi
Added Olvasó no az erdoben by Gyula Juluis De Benczur
Added The Baptism of Vajk by Gyula Juluis De Benczur
Added Podobizen umelcovho otca Viliama Benczúra by Gyula Juluis De Benczur
Added Portrait of Ödön Éder by Gyula Juluis De Benczur
Added Portrait of Count Gyula Károlyi by Gyula Juluis De Benczur
Added Portrait of Albert Ujházy by Gyula Juluis De Benczur
Added Portrait of Terézia Ujházy (née Prissnitzová) by Gyula Juluis De Benczur
Added Young Girl with Roses by Gyula Juluis De Benczur
Added Hunyadi László búcsúja by Gyula Juluis De Benczur
Added Portrait of Košice Banker Fiedler by Gyula Juluis De Benczur
Added A Cook Shop, Naples by Sir Frank Brangwyn, R.A.
Added At the Café by Ramon Casas
Added Bathing Girl by Paul Emile Chabas
Added Bridge over the Tarn by Sir Frank Brangwyn, R.A.
Added Deux jeunes Filles à l'Étoile de Mer by Paul Emile Chabas
Added Lady in White by Ramon Casas
Added Making Sailors: The Gun by Sir Frank Brangwyn, R.A.
Added Marco Polo's Arrival in Venice by Sir Frank Brangwyn, R.A.
Added Old Houses (Gant) by Sir Frank Brangwyn, R.A.
Added On the Bed by Ramon Casas
Added On the Grand Canal, Venice by Giovanni Campriani
Added Portrait of an Elegant Lady by Gyula Juluis De Benczur
Added Portrait of Etelka Benczúr by Gyula Juluis De Benczur
Added Portrait of Géza Andrássy by Gyula Juluis De Benczur
Added Spanish Galleons by Sir Frank Brangwyn, R.A.
Added Tatania and Bottom by Henry Fuseli
Added The San Giobbe Bridge, Venice by Sir Frank Brangwyn, R.A.
Added The Song of the Mad Prince by Harry Clarke
Added Two Bridges, Perugia (The Viaduct) by Sir Frank Brangwyn, R.A.
Added Venice: Santa Maria, through Rigging by Sir Frank Brangwyn, R.A.
Added Woman in Yellow by Ramon Casas
Added Young Women by a Lake by Émile Quentine Brin
Added an image of The Women of Amphissa by Lawrence Alma-Tadema
Added an image of The Women of Amphissa by Lawrence Alma-Tadema
Added an image of The Women of Amphissa by Lawrence Alma-Tadema
Added an image of The Women of Amphissa by Lawrence Alma-Tadema
Added an image of A Kiss by Lawrence Alma-Tadema
Added an image of An Eloquent Silence by Lawrence Alma-Tadema

October 16, 2018

Added John Henry Frederick Bacon to Museum
Added The Golden Butterfly - The Harvey Family by John Henry Frederick Bacon
Added The Relief of Ladysmith by John Henry Frederick Bacon
Added The Green Bow by John White Alexander
Added Femme a la Voilette by Louis Anquetin
Added Juliette - The Green Girl by John White Alexander
Added Woman at the Champs-Elysees by Night by Louis Anquetin
Added an image of Winter by Angela Mia De La Vega
Added an image of Winter by Angela Mia De La Vega
Added an image of Tiny Dancer by Angela Mia De La Vega
Added an image of The Young Thinker by Angela Mia De La Vega
Added an image of The Young Thinker by Angela Mia De La Vega
Added an image of Sunshine by Angela Mia De La Vega
Added an image of Strawberry Sweet by Angela Mia De La Vega
Added an image of Strawberry Sweet by Angela Mia De La Vega
Added an image of Strawberry Sweet by Angela Mia De La Vega
Added an image of Pure Love by Angela Mia De La Vega
Added an image of Pure Love by Angela Mia De La Vega
Added an image of Painting Music by Angela Mia De La Vega
Added an image of Loving Learning by Angela Mia De La Vega
Added an image of Joyful Empowerment 1/3-life-size by Angela Mia De La Vega
Added an image of Joyful Empowerment 1/3-life-size by Angela Mia De La Vega
Added an image of I Am Superman by Angela Mia De La Vega
Added an image of I Am Superman by Angela Mia De La Vega
Added an image of I Am Superman by Angela Mia De La Vega
Added an image of Crowned Jewel by Angela Mia De La Vega
Added an image of Crowned Jewel by Angela Mia De La Vega
Added an image of Crowned Jewel by Angela Mia De La Vega
Added an image of Bloom by Angela Mia De La Vega
Added an image of Bloom by Angela Mia De La Vega
Added an image of Battledore and Shuttlecock by Laura Theresa Alma-Tadema

October 12, 2018

Added Saturday School to Calendar
Added an image of St Andrew by Francois Duquesnoy
Added an image of St Andrew by Francois Duquesnoy
Added an image of St Andrew by Francois Duquesnoy
Added an image of Rondanini Faun by Francois Duquesnoy
Added an image of Rondanini Faun by Francois Duquesnoy
Added an image of Rondanini Faun by Francois Duquesnoy

October 11, 2018

Added IX 2018 to Calendar
Added La commédienne by Emile-Antoine Bayard
Added "Reading of Love, He being by" by Robert Bateman
Added La cocina by Ramón Bayeu
Added An Affair of Honour by Emile-Antoine Bayard
Added Around the Moon by Emile-Antoine Bayard
Added The Dead Knight by Robert Bateman
Added an image of The Ecstasy of Saint Teresa by Gian Lorenzo Bernini
Added an image of The Ecstasy of Saint Teresa by Gian Lorenzo Bernini
Added an image of The Ecstasy of Saint Teresa by Gian Lorenzo Bernini
Added an image of The Ecstasy of Saint Teresa by Gian Lorenzo Bernini
Added an image of The Ecstasy of Saint Teresa by Gian Lorenzo Bernini
Added an image of The Ecstasy of Saint Teresa by Gian Lorenzo Bernini
Added an image of The Ecstasy of Saint Teresa by Gian Lorenzo Bernini
Added an image of The Ecstasy of Saint Teresa by Gian Lorenzo Bernini
Added an image of The Ecstasy of Saint Teresa by Gian Lorenzo Bernini
Added an image of The Ecstasy of Saint Teresa by Gian Lorenzo Bernini
Added an image of The Ecstasy of Saint Teresa by Gian Lorenzo Bernini
Added an image of The Ecstasy of Saint Teresa by Gian Lorenzo Bernini
Added an image of The Ecstasy of Saint Teresa by Gian Lorenzo Bernini
Added an image of The Ecstasy of Saint Teresa by Gian Lorenzo Bernini
Added an image of The Ecstasy of Saint Teresa by Gian Lorenzo Bernini
Added an image of The Ecstasy of Saint Teresa by Gian Lorenzo Bernini
Added an image of The Ecstasy of Saint Teresa by Gian Lorenzo Bernini
Added an image of Portrait of Contanza Bonarelli by Gian Lorenzo Bernini
Added an image of Portrait of Contanza Bonarelli by Gian Lorenzo Bernini
Added an image of Portrait of Contanza Bonarelli by Gian Lorenzo Bernini
Added an image of Portrait of Contanza Bonarelli by Gian Lorenzo Bernini
Added an image of Portrait of Contanza Bonarelli by Gian Lorenzo Bernini
Added an image of Portrait of Contanza Bonarelli by Gian Lorenzo Bernini
Added an image of Portrait of Contanza Bonarelli by Gian Lorenzo Bernini
Added an image of Portrait of Contanza Bonarelli by Gian Lorenzo Bernini
Added an image of Portrait of Contanza Bonarelli by Gian Lorenzo Bernini
Added an image of Portrait of Contanza Bonarelli by Gian Lorenzo Bernini
Added an image of Daniel and the Lion by Gian Lorenzo Bernini
Added an image of Daniel and the Lion by Gian Lorenzo Bernini
Added an image of Daniel and the Lion by Gian Lorenzo Bernini
Added an image of Daniel and the Lion by Gian Lorenzo Bernini
Added an image of Daniel and the Lion by Gian Lorenzo Bernini
Added an image of Daniel and the Lion by Gian Lorenzo Bernini
Added an image of Daniel and the Lion by Gian Lorenzo Bernini
Added an image of Daniel and the Lion by Gian Lorenzo Bernini
Added an image of Daniel and the Lion by Gian Lorenzo Bernini
Added an image of Daniel and the Lion by Gian Lorenzo Bernini
Added an image of Tomb of Pope Urban VIII by Gian Lorenzo Bernini
Added an image of Tomb of Pope Urban VIII by Gian Lorenzo Bernini
Added an image of Tomb of Pope Urban VIII by Gian Lorenzo Bernini
Added an image of Constantine the Great by Gian Lorenzo Bernini
Added an image of Constantine the Great by Gian Lorenzo Bernini
Added an image of Aeneas and Anchises by Gian Lorenzo Bernini
Added an image of Aeneas and Anchises by Gian Lorenzo Bernini
Added an image of Aeneas and Anchises by Gian Lorenzo Bernini
Added an image of Aeneas and Anchises by Gian Lorenzo Bernini
Added an image of Aeneas and Anchises by Gian Lorenzo Bernini
Added an image of Boy with a Dragon by Gian Lorenzo Bernini
Added an image of Hermaphroditus by Gian Lorenzo Bernini
Added an image of Boy with a Dragon by Gian Lorenzo Bernini
Added an image of Apollo and Daphne by Gian Lorenzo Bernini
Added an image of Hermaphroditus by Gian Lorenzo Bernini
Added an image of The Rape of Proserpine by Gian Lorenzo Bernini
Added an image of Hermaphroditus by Gian Lorenzo Bernini
Added an image of The Rape of Proserpine by Gian Lorenzo Bernini
Added an image of Apollo and Daphne by Gian Lorenzo Bernini
Added an image of The Pool of Bethesda by Robert Bateman
Added an image of Three Women Plucking Mandrakes by Robert Bateman

October 10, 2018

Added Nymph and two cupids by Alfred Gilbert
Added Behind the Rider sits dark care by Alfred Gilbert
Added Charity by Alfred Gilbert
Added Model for St George and the Dragon by Alfred Gilbert
Added Comedy and Tragedy by Alfred Gilbert
Added Victory by Alfred Gilbert
Added Golden Jubilee of Queen Victoria by Alfred Gilbert
Added Offering to Hymen by Alfred Gilbert
Added Perseus Arming by Alfred Gilbert
Added Theseus and the Centaur by Antonio Canova
Added Cupid and Psyche by Antonio Canova
Added Pope Innocent X by Giuliano Finelli
Added Model for The Blessed Ludovica Albertoni by Gian Lorenzo Bernini
Added Time and Death by Gian Lorenzo Bernini
Added Model of Pope Alexander VII by Gian Lorenzo Bernini
Added A Widowed Lady by Giuliano Finelli
Added Monument to Giuseppe Bonanni by Giuliano Finelli
Added Thomas Baker by Gian Lorenzo Bernini
Added Bust of Maria Cerri Capranica by Giuliano Finelli
Added Francesco Bracciolini by Giuliano Finelli
Added Cardinal of Montalto by Giuliano Finelli
Added Endymion by Antonio Canova
Added Naiad by Antonio Canova
Added Perseus with the Head of Medusa by Antonio Canova
Added Running Faun by Clodion
Added an image of Cupid and Psyche by Antonio Canova
Added an image of Letizia Ramolino Bonaparte by Antonio Canova
Added an image of Hebe by Antonio Canova
Added an image of Letizia Ramolino Bonaparte by Antonio Canova
Added an image of Letizia Ramolino Bonaparte by Antonio Canova
Added an image of Letizia Ramolino Bonaparte by Antonio Canova
Added an image of Daedalus and Icarus by Antonio Canova
Added an image of Cupid and Psyche by Antonio Canova
Added an image of Cupid and Psyche by Antonio Canova
Added an image of The Repentant Mary Magdalene by Antonio Canova
Added an image of The Repentant Mary Magdalene by Antonio Canova
Added an image of Cupid and Psyche by Antonio Canova
Added an image of Dancer by Antonio Canova
Added an image of The Three Graces by Antonio Canova
Added an image of The Three Graces by Antonio Canova
Added an image of Cupid and Psyche by Antonio Canova
Added an image of Cupid and Psyche by Antonio Canova
Added an image of Cupid and Psyche by Antonio Canova
Added an image of Cupid and Psyche by Antonio Canova
Added an image of Cupid and Psyche by Antonio Canova
Added an image of Cupid and Psyche by Antonio Canova
Added an image of Cupid and Psyche by Antonio Canova
Added an image of Cupid and Psyche by Antonio Canova
Added an image of Cupid and Psyche by Antonio Canova
Added an image of Cupid and Psyche by Antonio Canova
Added an image of Cupid and Psyche by Antonio Canova
Added an image of Cupid and Psyche by Antonio Canova
Added an image of Cupid and Psyche by Antonio Canova
Added an image of Cupid and Psyche by Antonio Canova
Added an image of Cupid and Psyche by Antonio Canova
Added an image of Cupid and Psyche by Antonio Canova
Added an image of Cupid and Psyche by Antonio Canova
Added an image of Cupid and Psyche by Antonio Canova
Added an image of Cupid and Psyche by Antonio Canova
Added an image of Cupid and Psyche by Antonio Canova
Added an image of Cupid and Psyche by Antonio Canova
Added an image of Cupid and Psyche by Antonio Canova
Added an image of Cupid and Psyche by Antonio Canova
Added an image of Cardinal Scipione Borghese (1577–1633) by Giuliano Finelli
Added an image of Cardinal Scipione Borghese (1577–1633) by Giuliano Finelli
Added an image of Cardinal Scipione Borghese (1577–1633) by Giuliano Finelli
Added an image of Cardinal Scipione Borghese (1577–1633) by Giuliano Finelli
Added an image of Cardinal Scipione Borghese (1577–1633) by Giuliano Finelli
Added an image of Portrait of Contanza Bonarelli by Gian Lorenzo Bernini
Added an image of Bust of Cardinal Scipione Borghese by Gian Lorenzo Bernini
Added an image of The Blessed Lodovica Albertoni by Gian Lorenzo Bernini
Added an image of The Blessed Lodovica Albertoni by Gian Lorenzo Bernini
Added an image of The Blessed Lodovica Albertoni by Gian Lorenzo Bernini
Added an image of The Blessed Lodovica Albertoni by Gian Lorenzo Bernini
Added an image of David by Gian Lorenzo Bernini
Added an image of Bust of Michelangelo Buonarroti the Younger by Giuliano Finelli
Added an image of A Bishop Saint by Alfred Gilbert
Added an image of A Bishop Saint by Alfred Gilbert
Added an image of A Bishop Saint by Alfred Gilbert
Added an image of A Bishop Saint by Alfred Gilbert

October 9, 2018

Added an image of Bust of Cardinal Roberto Bellarmino by Gian Lorenzo Bernini
Added an image of Bust of Cardinal Roberto Bellarmino by Gian Lorenzo Bernini
Added an image of Bust of Cardinal Roberto Bellarmino by Gian Lorenzo Bernini
Added an image of David by Michelangelo
Added an image of David by Michelangelo
Added an image of Tomb of Pope Julius II: Moses by Michelangelo
Added an image of Tomb of Pope Julius II: Moses by Michelangelo
Added an image of David by Michelangelo
Added an image of Rondanini Pietà by Michelangelo
Added an image of Rondanini Pietà by Michelangelo

October 8, 2018

Added Late Day Fishermen by William Davis
Added Windswept Beach Cape Cod by William Davis
Added Hudson River Reflections by William Davis