Classical Realism Journal and Classical Realism Quarterly on ARC

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<i>Classical Realism Journal</i> and <i>Classical Realism Quarterly</i> on ARC

Published August 9, 2013

The Original Publication of the Contemporary Realist Movement is now being republished by the Art Renewal Center. We have just released the first two original articles for the first time on the internet. It is interesting to note that the first issue of the Classical Realism Journal was dedicated solely to the work of William Bouguereau; demonstrating the importance he holds to the re-appreciation of traditional art and the Contemporary Realist Movement.
The Classical Realism Quarterly and its successor Classical Realism Journal are dedicated to promoting and preserving the works of the Old Masters: their techniques, their accumulated knowledge, and their vital relevance to art today. These publications came into existence in response to the marginalization of traditional art by proponents of the modernism and avant-garde movements of the 20th century. They provide a platform to help ensure traditional or "classical" art not only survives but also thrives, a beacon of light in an art world grown dark.

Created by Richard F. Lack and published by Atelier Lack beginning in 1986, the Classical Realism Quarterly mailed to 400 supporters, by 1992 was transformed into the Classical Realism Journal published by The American Society of Classical Realism. By the time the CRJ stopped publications in 2003 it had reached thousands of people worldwide. To ensure the knowledge contained within these publications will continue to enlighten generations to come, the rights to reprint the CRQ and CRJ were given to the Art Renewal Center.

- Gary Christensen
Author, Richard F. Lack Catalogue Raisonné (current project)
Founder and President, The American Society of Classical Realism (1989-2003)
Publisher Classical Realism Quarterly (1989-1992) and Classical Realism Journal (1992-2003)

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