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Damien Bartoli (1947-2009)

February 28, 2010

The Art Renewal Center® has some extremely sad news to report. Damien Bartoli, the Bouguereau biographer, who worked with ARC Chairman, Fred Ross M.A. and Dr. Vern Swanson to produce the first comprehensive Catalogue Raisonné on William Bouguereau passed away in mid-December. Mr. Bartoli worked tirelessly on the Bouguereau Catalogue Raisonné project from the very beginning until last July, when content for the 30-year effort was handed over to our co publisher for final layout and printing. He continued to work with Mr. Ross on other projects* until the day before he died, apparently from a heart attack while driving from Paris to Belgium. We have lost a great friend and colleague. Our hearts go out to his wife, Martine and their two children, Xavier and Laetitia. Sadly, as this publication is about to be realized, he will never see the fruits of his life's most important work. We are all heart broken beyond words. --ARC Chairman, Fred Ross *Their latest collaboration: an in-depth analysis of Bouguereau's drawings and studies as well as the extended legacy of his students who became famous in their own right. (see: list of Bouguereau's students in the Bouguereau gallery ).

Improved Access to Recent Updates

February 28, 2010

You may have already noticed a few improvements in the way this website shows new updates. First, in the right column (you have to scroll down a bit to see it) there's a list of the new artworks, articles, ARChive posts, etc. for a quick check. We also have a page that shows the latest artworks added to the site available at http://www.artrenewal.org/pages/recentchanges.php which shows the newest works in thumbnail form for easy browsing. Give it a try and let us know how you like it!

The Dahesh Museum Presents "Becoming an Artist: The Academy in 19th-Century France"

February 22, 2010

presents Becoming an Artist: The Academy in 19th-Century France February 26 - April 29, 2010   Monday through Saturday, 11-6
PALITZ GALLERY Lubin House 11 East 61st Street New York City Admission is Free For more information: www.daheshmuseum.org The exhibition highlights the rigorous technical training and broad-based curriculum that attracted students from France and abroad to the highly selective French Academy. The exacting system held competitions that rewarded excellence, created a hierarchy of preferred subject matter and allowed an unexpected variety of artistic expression. More than anything, the Academy was a crucial step to a successful career.
The Water Girl, 1885 by William Adolphe Bouguereau

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February 22, 2010

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New Artworks for the ARC Living Masters Gallery for ARC Living Artist™ Mark Lovett

February 19, 2010

Four new images have been added to the gallery of ARC Living Artist™, Mark Lovett. Click here to visit the Mark Lovett gallery. ARC Living Artist Mark Lovett
Field of Gold by Mark Lovett

February Studio Talk at GCA: <i>Hamlet&#39;s Classicism</i>

February 18, 2010

FEBRUARY STUDIO TALK at ARC Approved™ Grand Central Academy : Hamlet's Classicism When: Tuesday, February 23 Where: GCA Cast Hall, 6th Floor 20 West 44th Street New York, NY 10036 (212) 730-9646 Time: 4:00 - 5:30pm Free Admission / Space is limited! Rufus Collins, a classically-trained New York actor who studied literature at Columbia College and acting in London at the Central School of Speech and Drama, will discuss Hamlet's interest in the ancient world and his classical orientation, particularly as it is expressed at the arrival of a troupe of itinerant actors in Act II, scene 2.

&#34;This website is like a santuary for me.&#34;

February 18, 2010

This website is like a sanctuary for me. It keeps me connected to the thoughts of rational thinking people. I'm a life long artist. My father started me off drawing at a very young age. Even in kindergarten the talent was recognized and I received attention for it. Now that I'm 51 yrs old I truly appreciate the role art has been in my life. I've studied Realism at the Atelier in Oakland ,CA. which is run by Mr David Hardy. I thank God I found that place!!! Though my studies there have ended I still feel such a part of that studio. I could probably use another couple of years under his tutalege,we'll see. This website helps me to stay the course. To hold up quality over quantity. To always give my best and to thirst for the knowledge to keep improving. Its like what President Kennedy said about going to the moon. We do it not because its easy but because it is hard.
Ignacio Sandoval
David Hardy is an ARC Living Master™ and director of ARC Approved™Atelier School of Classical Realism in Oakland, California

Academy of Realist Art Expands in North America and Europe

February 17, 2010

ARC Approved™ Academy of Realist Art is expanding its reach in North America and Europe in the coming months. While details won't be available until the official announcements are made, plans are in the works for ARA – with the enthusiastic support of local government agencies - to open a new school in a European resort location as early as June 2010. Further:
ARA Europe The new ARA building in Europe
• ARA is also in the very early stages of considering a new site in the UK in response to popular demand. • ARA Boston www.academyofrealistartboston.com is undergoing some major upgrades and grooming new instuctors to accommodate its growing student population and expanding workshop calendar schedule. • Monart Art School, in Ottowa will now be home to an extended ARA curriculum, and will feature regularly scheduled workshops with senior ARA instructors. Check the ARA website for updates at: www.academyofrealistart.com or email: info@academyofrealistart.com

Grand Central Academy June Classical Figure Sculpture Competition

February 12, 2010

Announcing ARC Approved™ Grand Central Academy's 3rd Annual Classical Figure Sculpture Competition June 7-11, 2010 Applications due April 1
The week-long schedule of sculpting and free public events will encourage classical figurative sculpture and bring together exceptionally talented artists, students, teachers and the public for dialogue review. Applications are due Thursday, April 1, 2010 and are available for download here. For questions, please contact GCAsculpturecompetition@gmail.com .

ARA Alumnus Receives Prestigious Vatican Commission

February 12, 2010

Former ARC Approved™ Academy of Realist Art student and portrait specialist Will Nathans recently completed a portrait commission for the Order of the Knights of the Holy Sepulcher in Vatican City.

The portrait will be kept in the Palazzo della Rovere in Vatican City where His Eminence is stationed.

"ARA training has empowered me artistically, for which I will be always grateful." --Will Nathans

Vatican Commission His Eminence Cardinal Foley by Will Nathans

Murdoch Studio Figure Painting Workshop in historic Bucks County, PA

February 11, 2010

ARC Approved™ Murdoch Studio and Art School
3 DAY FIGURE PAINTING IN OIL WORKSHOP March 5-7, 2010(Friday- Sunday) 9am-4m Learn to paint realistic flesh tones with a strong emphasis on accurate drawing and anatomy. Location: The Stone Ridge Farm, a refurbished farm that used to belong to no less than the Pulitzer Prize winning writer Pearl S. Buck, now a working studio and lodging.
Click here for Class information.

LAAFA Accepting Instructors Applications

February 5, 2010

ARC Approved LAAFA (Los Angeles Academy of Figurative Art) is currently looking for talented instructors in figurative painting, drawing, and/or composition and color theory to become a part of our faculty. We are looking for open-minded artists who have a completely solid understanding of figurative form, but who value diversity and the modern art tradition as well. LAAFA's foundation comes from a strong base in fundamental realism, embodied in the “Academy” movement of Europe and coupled with the modern “traditional” figurative movement in America. We balance the academic approach with a more realistic approach to figurative study that combines anatomy, gesture, form, and design with the comparative method. Our LAAFA/Atelier curriculum represents a "contemporary dialogue with classical sources".In fact, as LAAFA develops toward BFA accreditation, special efforts will be made to develop general education courses which reflect that same respect for classical sources. Studio classes will maintain the tradition of the past, with an eye on the present. Our graduates will have a strong foundation of classical drawing and painting, tempered with a realization that we live in a progressive age where art making is more than just simple representation, it is a source of social change and awareness. If you would like to start a discussion with LAAFA, please send a CV to us in care of Director, Cindy Jackson.

McCormack Studios 2010 Workshops Schedule Available

February 5, 2010

The 2010 schedule for workshops held in the McCormack Studios is now posted. The McCormack Studios, founded by ARC Master™ Paul McCormack, are housed in the former Historic Dutchess/Garner Print Works building in the Market Street Industrial Park of Wappingers Falls, NY. Visit the workshop page of the McCormack Studios website for details and to reserve your spot.Painting by Paul McCormack
Daughter of Hope by Paul McCormack

Valentine&#39; Day Specials from ARC Store to Benefit Art Renewal Center&reg;

February 5, 2010

VALENTINE'S DAY SPECIAL ON ARC'S MOST ROMANTIC FINE ART PRINTS On Special: 15% OFF Springtime by Pierre-Auguste Cot and Ravissement of Psyche by William Adolphe Bouguereau

Springtime by Pierre-Auguste Cot
Ravissement de Psyche by William Adolphe Bouguereau
In the Coupon Box at checkout, enter romanticprints for 15% off these romantic favorites or ValentinesDay2010 for 10% off your own personal favorite or ARC books, DVDs and catalogues. *Offer expires March 15; Excludes preorders for the Catalogue Raisonné on William Bouguereau

ARC Approved&trade; LAAFA Workshops

February 5, 2010

5-Day Figure Workshop Instructor: Steve Huston Wed-Sun, Mar. 24-28, 2010, 10am-5pm 2-Days of Drawing and 3-Days of Painting the figure

1-Day Color Concepts for Painters Workshop Instructor: Nathan Fowkes Saturday, February 27th, 2010, 10am-6pm

3-Day Composition Workshop Instructor: Marshall Vandruff Fri-Sun March 19th-21st, 2010.

ARC Approved Ateliers
Day Laborers by Steve Huston
Register at: www.laafa.org or call 818-708-9232 for more details or to register.

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