Posts for November, 2013

November 2013

2013/2014 ARC Salon Catalogues and Thanksgiving Print Sale

November 22, 2013

The much anticipated ARC Salon Catalogues have arrived. We will begin shipping out all pre-order this coming Monday.

With an approximate 2000 entries this year by over 850 artists, the competition was steeper than ever. Even with the additional category, expanding our finalist cut up to the top 600 entries, we still are only including the top 30% of works submitted. The Salon Catalogue ran 2014 pages and includes 600 full color images, winners receiving full page plates.

To order your copy now, click here.

In addition we are currently running a 15% discount off all fine art prints for Thanksgiving, valid now through December 2nd. Use coupon code: thanks13.

To view our most popular prints click here.

To view our most popular religious prints click here.

John William Waterhouse on ARC

November 20, 2013

We are pleased to inform you that the Art Renewal Center has just finished updating the John William Waterhouse section of the ARC Museum. We have included 94 images of the artist's work with a large number in high-resolution. Waterhouse has always been an important part of our online museum, but now his work can be appreciated even more with our new and improved images.

To view the Waterhouse Gallery on ARC, click here.

New ARC Living Artist™ Victoria Radionova

November 18, 2013

Victoria Radionova's first and main teacher was her father, who was an architect-designer.

From the cradle she was surrounded by reproductions of paintings by great masters from the past.
A Little Shepherdess and a Fisherman
By Victoria Radinova
When she was 14, Victoria began serious preparations to enter art school and focused on the method of study that existed at Tsar's Academy of Fine Arts in St. Petersburg during the 19th century. In this system, the focus was on perfection in drawing, composition and colour. After graduating from secondary school, she entered the Kharkiv State Academy of Arts and Design and studied interior design for a year. Then, Victoria was successfully trained at the College of Art in Simferopol (Crimea, Ukraine). After college, she entered the painting department at Kharkiv State Academy of Design and Arts where she studied for another year. For the next 17 years under the guidance of her father, Victoria was taught to draw and paint from a program modeled after one that existed at Tsar's Academy of Fine Arts of St. Petersburg.

Her paintings are available in the collections in the United States, Spain, Germany, Ukraine and Russia. Also, her paintings are on view in the Ukrainian Orthodox churches in different cities in Ukraine.

To view her new gallery on ARC, click here.

Dahesh Museum Purchases Lord Leighton

November 14, 2013

The Dahesh Museum purchased Frederick Lord Leighton's Star of Bethlehem on Friday, November 8, 2013, at the Sotheby's auction of 19th-Century European art. The Museum owns three other paintings by the artist so a total of four artworks by Leighton are now owned by the collection. The subject matter fits so perfectly within the scope of the current exhibition, Sacred Visions: Nineteenth-Century Biblical Art from the Dahesh Museum Collection, on view until February 16, 2014 at the Museum of Biblical Art, that the work has been added to the current exhibition and is now on view.

To learn more about this and other exhibitions, click here.

Boston International Fine Art Show Starts Next Week

November 13, 2013

The Seventeenth Annual Boston International Fine Art Show (BIFAS), starts next week, Thursday - Sunday, November 21-24, 2013 at The Cyclorama at the Boston Center for The Arts, 539 Tremont Street in Boston's hip and historic South End. Both traditional and contemporary galleries from the United States, Canada and Europe will offer more than 3,000 original works of art. The show opens with the Gala Preview on Thursday, November 21 from 5:30 to 8:30pm to benefit Shriners Hospitals for Children-Boston.
Lady Sassoon by John Singer Sargent
In addition to the works for sale, there are several educational events lined up including one of John Singer Sargent’s watercolors and his influence on today’s artists in conjunction with the exhibition opening in October at the MFA; a panel discussion on “Rediscovered masters”, with Peter Trippi as one of the panelists talking about rediscovered 19th century artists; and a program on the stained glass windows of John La Farge.

For more information on this and other events, please click here.

New ARC Associate Living Master™ Dario Campanile

November 12, 2013

Pears in Plastic
by Dario Campanile
Born April 21, 1948 in Rome, Italy. Dario started painting in oil at age 14. He spent time concentrating on painting in classical style influenced by Caravaraggio and other great Italian Masters. He decided to experiment and continue discovering his own techniques. At age 18 he met the Italian master of metaphysical art, Giorgio de Chirico. By age 19, Dario Campanile started showing his art in a gallery in Rome called Galleria Esedera.
In 1973 Dario Campanile decided to move to California after being invited for a one man show at the Acosta Gallery in Beverly Hills which was very successful. He experienced great success by accepting commissions for album and book covers for distinguished artists. In 1986, he was chosen to create the 75th Anniversary logo for Paramount Studios. His beautiful design of the famous mountain scene is seen in every Paramount publication today.

Dario continues to exhibit his art at various galleries within the United States and presently resides in Maui, Hawaii.

To view his new gallery on ARC, click here.

<i>Fine Art Connoisseur</i> ARC International Salon Article

November 11, 2013

The much anticipated article featuring the winners of the International 2012/2013 ARC Salon has recently been released in the November/December issue of Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine. The issue features Joseph Dolderer's Second Place Figurative Category winning work on the cover. The article titled The Art Renewal Center Salon: Better than Ever, was written by Kelly Compton and is a five page spread.
FAC Cover Featuring Fumiko by Joseph Dolderer, 2nd place Figurative Category Winner and Purchase Award
"Fred Ross is delighted with the 'cross-pollination of skills, methods, and ideas' he has watched unfold over the past two decades, while his daughter Kara admires the '21st-century feel' of the winning works. 'These images', she explains, 'cannot be confused with any other time period', and indeed that openness to the present is one reason browsing the Salon pages of is such a pleasure. It will be fascinating to see who will rise to the surface through the next Salon, the results of which will be announced in 2014 and illustrated in Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine thereafter."

To order a subscription or copy of this issue, click here.

To review the ARC Salon Prospectus, click here.

Godward Brings $1,300,000 Hammer at Sotheby's NY Sale

November 8, 2013

John William Godward's 14 1/4 x 29 in., oil on canvas, Dolce far Niente, sold today for over $1,500,000 when including buyers premiums. The 1906 painting is a solid work for the artist, but it far exceeded the $400,000 to $600,000 estimate. The results are especially impressive considering the painting sold for $290,000 at Leslie Hindman Auctioneers only six months ago.
About the work Dr. Vern Swanson, Godward authority, said the following:

"Without narrative implications, the viewer is left to linger in this timeless place, rich with luminous surfaces of veined marble and garnet colored, Classically-inspired fabrics softly draped over the body of the maiden, who rests against plush textures of a leopard pelt. With her dark brown hair spilling over the pearly stone, eyes dreamily unfocused, the model is completely relaxed; the long curving lines of her upturned arm, hips, and extended legs are echoed in the tops of the Ischian isles along the horizon line, further enhancing the sensual scene."

Two Shows Closing November 17th

November 7, 2013

Of Heaven and Earth: 500 Years of Italian Painting from the Glasgow Museums

Oklahoma City Museum of Art - 415 Couch Drive, Oklahoma City, OK 73102

This exhibition examines the thematic and stylistic developments in Italian art—from the religious paintings of the late Middle Ages and Renaissance to the secular neoclassical and genre paintings of the nineteenth century. The remarkable regional and historical breadth of the exhibition will also showcase the outstanding quality of Glasgow Museums' collection.
Jamie Wyeth, Rockwell Kent and Monhegan

Brandywine River Museum - U.S. Route 1, Chadds Ford, PA 19317

This exhibition examines the fascination that the island of Monhegan and its residents held for both Rockwell Kent and Jamie Wyeth. Although the two artists never met, their paintings, when viewed together, depict a century's worth of Monhegan life and landmarks from vantage points most other artists never beheld.

Toilers of the Sea by Rockwell Kent
For more on this and other exhibitions, click here.

Michael John Angel Lecture

November 6, 2013

On Oct. 30th, Michael John Angel—ARC Living Master and Director of Studies at the Angel Academy of Art, Florence — gave a lecture at the historic Tornabuoni Palace in Florence. The lecture’s title was Annigoni and the Training of the 21st-century Realist Painter. Mr Angel studied under Annigoni in the 1960s. In his lecture, Mr. Angel stressed that the training of an artist in this newly renascent Realism is arduous.
At the Angel Academy of Art, Florence, the basic programme is a three-year one, and this is followed by one of two post-graduate options, each of a two-year duration: Pictorial Composition and Portrait Painting. Even three years is an expensive undertaking and one of the main thrusts of the lecture and presentation was to garner financial support for needy students. In the old days, Angel said, an apprenticeship in painting lasted at least seven years.

Edward Minoff Wins Free Ad in <i>Fine Art Connoisseur</i>

November 1, 2013

Due to the strong response to the special advertising section in Fine Art Connoisseur, for the upcoming November/December issue that will feature the 2012/2013 ARC Salon Winners, we would like to announce that they have agreed to award a HALF PAGE advertisement to be used any time in 2014. The award was given randomly to one of the ARC Salon Finalists! The names of all finalists were put in a hat and drawn at random.
Untamed by Edward Minoff
Congratulations to Edward Minoff who was a finalist in both the drawing and landscape categories.

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