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

Life Painting Classical Portrait with David Gray at Arts in Rome Published on 20 April, 2018

Arts in Rome, an ARC Approved ™ school is immensely pleased to receive internationally renowned award-winning artist, David Gray, who will be teaching his remarkable oil painting techniques. To enjoy the workshop you need to be a member of the Arts in Rome Cultural Association.

In the workshop, David will teach the application of the painting medium as he applies it in his own professional work. This five day workshop will cover: underdrawing and underpainting, overpainting, glazing and making minor adjustments as necessary. In addition students are encouraged to ask any other questions applicable to the art making process. In past workshops David has discussed other topics such as: composition, personal art making philosophy, and many other related topics.

"Though I strive to keep the class fun and upbeat, we move fast and cover a LOT of material in a short amount of time.  It’s really going to benefit the student who has a firm grasp of drawing and oil painting basics."

The workshops run from May 14 – 18, 2018 at Arts in Rome 1 Via Pasquale Villari, Roma, Lazio 00100

To read more, please click here https://www.artrenewal.org/Calendar/Index/544 or visit http://www.artsinrome.com/painting-workshop-david-gray/

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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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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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April 24, 2018

Added La Perle by William Adolphe Bouguereau
Added La soupe au lait by William Adolphe Bouguereau
Added La Grande Soeur by William Adolphe Bouguereau
Added Entre la richesse et l'amour by William Adolphe Bouguereau
Added Berceuse by William Adolphe Bouguereau
Added Idylle: famille antique by William Adolphe Bouguereau
Added La Petite Esméralda by William Adolphe Bouguereau
Added Sur le rocher by William Adolphe Bouguereau
Added an image of The Abandoned by Victoria Radionova
Added an image of Sunset by Victoria Radionova
Added an image of Springtime by Victoria Radionova
Added an image of My Neighbor by Victoria Radionova
Added an image of Pieta by William Adolphe Bouguereau
Added an image of Pandora by William Adolphe Bouguereau
Added a 3D model of The Repentant Mary Magdalene by Antonio Canova
Added a 3D model of The Three Graces by Antonio Canova

April 23, 2018

Added Joseph Parry to Museum
Added Ariadne by George Frederic Watts
Added Samson Carrying the Gates by Lord Frederick Leighton
Added Cain and Abel (Dalziels' Bible Gallery) by Lord Frederick Leighton
Added Abram and the Angel by Lord Frederick Leighton
Added Death of the Firstborn by Lord Frederick Leighton
Added Eliezer and Rebekah by Lord Frederick Leighton
Added Samson and the Lion (Dalziels' Bible Gallery) by Lord Frederick Leighton
Added Samson at the Mill by Lord Frederick Leighton
Added The Spies Escape by Lord Frederick Leighton
Added Orpheus and Euridice by Lord Frederick Leighton
Added Moses Views the Promised Land by Lord Frederick Leighton
Added The Death of the Virgin by Rembrandt
Added Admiration Maternelle - Le Bain by William Adolphe Bouguereau
Added Color study for 'Daphnephoria' by Lord Frederick Leighton
Added Decorative Classical Scene by Lord Frederick Leighton
Added Eccles Wakes Fair, May Day 1822 by Joseph Parry
Added Fair Quiet and Sweet Rest by Luke Fildes
Added Lucia by Lord Frederick Leighton
Added Mrs Ritchie by Lord Frederick Leighton
Added Réflexion by William Adolphe Bouguereau
Added Two Sleeping Children by William Adolphe Bouguereau
Added an image of Portrait of a Man by Victoria Radionova
Added an image of My Pets by Victoria Radionova
Added an image of Litte Herdsmen Dreamers by Victoria Radionova
Added an image of I Found Druzhok by Victoria Radionova
Added an image of Hope by Victoria Radionova
Added an image of From Work by Victoria Radionova
Added an image of Flowers by Victoria Radionova
Added an image of Composure by Jason Patrick Jenkins
Added an image of Hercules Wrestling with Death for the Body of Alcestis by Lord Frederick Leighton
Added an image of Greek Girls Picking up Pebbles by the Sea by Lord Frederick Leighton
Added an image of Twixt Hope and Fear by Lord Frederick Leighton

April 20, 2018

Added John Peter Russell to Museum
Added Alexander Roslin to Museum
Added Stream in the Woods by Faripour Forouhar
Added Winter Glow by Faripour Forouhar
Added Summer is Icumen In by Herbert Arnould Olivier
Added General Lazare Hoche by Jules Dalou
Added Nude Woman by Jules Dalou
Added Lizard by Emmanuel Fremiet
Added Vincent van Gogh by John Peter Russell
Added Breton Peasant Woman by Jules Dalou
Added Marquis de Lafayette by Jules Dalou
Added Charity or Maternity by Jules Dalou
Added The Young Mother by Jules Dalou
Added Woman Bathing by Jules Dalou
Added Moldavian Princess by Alexander Roslin
Added Friar Puck by Henry Fuseli
Added Romeo and Juliet by John Duncan
Added Study for 'Cymon and Iphigenia' by Lord Frederick Leighton
Added Study for 'Greek Girls Playing Ball' by Lord Frederick Leighton
Added Study for 'Solitude' by Lord Frederick Leighton
Added Two Heads from Lyndhurst Church by Lord Frederick Leighton
Added an image of In the Tepidarium by Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema
Added an image of Juliet by John William Waterhouse
Added an image of The Golden Hours by Lord Frederick Leighton
Added an image of Lachrymae by Lord Frederick Leighton

April 19, 2018

Added The Baptism of Christ by Eric Armusik
Added Penitent Magdalene by Domenico Tintoretto
Added A Little Pool by Sir George Clausen
Added A Ploughboy by Sir George Clausen
Added A Young Nymph Teased by Putti by Jean-Leon Gerome
Added An Essex Village by Sir George Clausen
Added Asters by Sir George Clausen
Added Bouderie (Gustave Courtois in his Studio) by Pascal-Adolphe-Jean Dagnan-Bouveret
Added Caravan dans le desert by Jean-Leon Gerome
Added December by Sir George Clausen
Added Haystacks by Sir George Clausen
Added In the Rickyard by Sir George Clausen
Added Interior of a Barn by Sir George Clausen
Added Jeune femme en rose avec son enfant by Pascal-Adolphe-Jean Dagnan-Bouveret
Added La grille du jardin by Elizabeth Jane Gardner Bouguereau
Added La maison abandonée by Elizabeth Jane Gardner Bouguereau
Added Madone à la Treille by Pascal-Adolphe-Jean Dagnan-Bouveret
Added Mrs Austin Mackenzie by Frank Dicksee
Added Ophelia by Frank Dicksee
Added Portrait of a Young Girl by Sir George Clausen
Added Portrait of Camille Sutton Palmer by Frank Dicksee
Added Portrait of Eugene Lami by Paul Delaroche
Added Portrait of Gustave Courtois by Pascal-Adolphe-Jean Dagnan-Bouveret
Added Return from the Lion Hunt by Jean-Leon Gerome
Added Ruth revenant des Champs by Alexandre Cabanel
Added Sleeping Beauty by Edward Frederick Brewtnall
Added Still Life of Carnations by Sir George Clausen
Added Tête d'étude by Alexandre Cabanel
Added Têtes de moines camaldules by Paul Delaroche
Added Têtes de moines camaldules by Paul Delaroche
Added The Barn at Deers Farm by Sir George Clausen
Added The Bird's Nest by Sir George Clausen
Added The Convent Garden by George Dunlop, R.A., Leslie
Added The House Builders by Frank Dicksee
Added The Petit Savoyard Eating in Front of an Entrance to a House by Pascal-Adolphe-Jean Dagnan-Bouveret
Added The Potato Patch - October Twilight by Sir George Clausen
Added The Rescue by Sir Frank Brangwyn, R.A.
Added Twilight by Sir George Clausen
Added Washington à cheval by Jean-Leon Gerome
Added Within the Shadow of the Church by Frank Dicksee
Added Woman of Constantinople by Jean-Leon Gerome
Added Young Woman in a Garden of Oranges by Pascal-Adolphe-Jean Dagnan-Bouveret
Added an image of A Quiet Autumn by Victoria Radionova
Added an image of A Little Shepherdess and a Fisherman by Victoria Radionova
Added an image of A Difficult Task by Victoria Radionova
Added an image of Captive Andromache by Lord Frederick Leighton
Added an image of The Daphnephoria by Lord Frederick Leighton
Added an image of The Daphnephoria by Lord Frederick Leighton
Added an image of Samson and Delilah by Alexandre Cabanel
Added an image of The De Vesci Seal by Alfred Gilbert
Added an image of Modesty by Antonio Corradini
Added an image of In the Grass (second version) by Arthur Hughes
Added an image of Nude on a Sofa by Francois Boucher
Added an image of In the Stable by Pascal-Adolphe-Jean Dagnan-Bouveret
Added an image of Breton Girl by Pascal-Adolphe-Jean Dagnan-Bouveret
Added an image of Young Christian Martyr by Paul Delaroche
Added an image of The Execution of Lady Jane Grey by Paul Delaroche
Added an image of Hemicycle of the Ecole des Beaux-Arts by Paul Delaroche
Added an image of Moses in the Bulrushes by Elizabeth Jane Gardner Bouguereau
Added an image of The End of the Quest by Frank Dicksee
Added an image of The Mirror by Frank Markham Skipworth
Added an image of The Finding of Moses by Frederick Goodall
Added an image of Day Dreams by Sir George Clausen
Added an image of Noon In The Hayfield by Sir George Clausen
Added an image of The Negro Master of the Hounds by Jean-Leon Gerome
Added an image of Bashi-Bazouk and his Dog by Jean-Leon Gerome
Added an image of Femme Circassienne Voilée by Jean-Leon Gerome

April 18, 2018

Added Impalas at Sunrise. by Faripour Forouhar
Added Herald of Spring by Faripour Forouhar
Added Massaii by Faripour Forouhar
Added Quiet Glow, by Faripour Forouhar
Added Thaw by Faripour Forouhar
Added an image of Bacchanal: A Faun Teased by Children by Gian Lorenzo Bernini
Added an image of Bacchanal: A Faun Teased by Children by Gian Lorenzo Bernini

April 17, 2018

Added ModPortrait 2017/2018 to Calendar
Added Luisa Granero to Calendar
Added Seguranyes Legacy to Calendar
Added Women Artists of Today to Calendar

April 16, 2018

Added Escape Velocity Exhibition to Calendar
Added Fresh Art Fair to Calendar
Added How to Key Color and Value to Calendar
Added First Brush of Spring to Calendar
Added "Catching The Light" to Calendar
Added Birds in Art National Tour to Calendar
Added Spectator by Orley Ypon
Added an image of Would You Like Some Milk? The Carpathians by Victoria Radionova
Added an image of Summer in the Crimea by Victoria Radionova
Added an image of Portrait of a Little Boy. by Victoria Radionova
Added an image of Dreams About a Sea by Victoria Radionova
Added an image of Who Holds Tomorrow by Orley Ypon

April 15, 2018

Added Amana by Daniel Graves
Added Cobalt Blue by Daniel Graves
Added Essaouira by Daniel Graves
Added Portrait of E by Daniel Graves
Added West Coast by Daniel Graves