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July 2017

The Ivory Mirror: The Art of Mortality

Published July 28, 2017


St. Jerome by Albrecht Durer
Featuring nearly 70 objects, this exhibition incorporates rarely-seen loans from major North American and European museums and works from Bowdoin College Museum of Art's own collection revealing new insights into the understanding of mortality and morality in Renaissance Europe.

The exhibition runs from June 24 to November 26, 2017 at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art 9400 College Sta, Brunswick, ME 04011.

To learn more, please click here.

Eighteenth-Century Pastel Portraits

Published July 28, 2017

Pastel portraiture flourished in 18th-century Europe owing to the medium's distinctive optical properties-its brilliant colors and warm glow. The powdery nature of pastel crayons allowed artists to bathe their sitters in flattering light.

This exhibition draws from a small but important group of French, Italian, German, and British pastels in the Museum's collection. Examining works by Rosalba Carriera, Charles Antoine Coypel, Adélaïde Labille-Guiard, and other leading portraitists, it explores the rising popularity of pastel in conjunction with artistic practices and technological advances of the day.

Gustavus Hamilton, 2nd Viscount Boyne, in Masquerade Costume
by Rosalba Carriera
The exhibition runs from July 26-October 29, 2017 at the Metropolitan Museum of Art 1000 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10028.

To learn more about this exhibition, please click here.

Thérèse Schwartze, Painting for a Living

Published July 26, 2017


Portrait of Princess Wilhelmina
by Theresa Schwartze
This lecture and book presentation marks the recent publication of the first English-language monograph on the Dutch artist Thérèse Schwartze, written and published by Cora Hollema.

The Amsterdam artist Thérèse Schwartze (1851-1918) was a celebrated portraitist in her lifetime, who depicted the rich and powerful of the 19th-century. She combined great talent and technical expertise with a superb head for business that propelled her to an international reputation, with countless exhibitions and commissions throughout Europe and the United States.
The lecture will take place at Arti et Amicitiae, Rokin 112, Amsterdam, The Netherlands on Friday September 22, 2017 from 5-6pm.

To learn more, please visit https://www.facebook.com/cora.hollema

New York City Invitational Exhibition

Published July 25, 2017

ARC Living Master™ Peter Fiore will be participating in the show "New York City Invitational".

The exhibition runs from July 25-August 18, 2017 with the opening reception on Thursday, July 27, 2017 from 6-8pm at the George Billis Gallery located on 525 W. 26th Street New York, NY 10001.

For more information, please click here.

Winter Gate by Peter Fiore

Daniel Greene Lecture

Published July 21, 2017


ARC Living Master™ Daniel Greene will discuss his creative journey in art in addition to his evolution over a career that spans 65 years. Daniel Greene is one of America’s leading figure, portrait, and still-life painters and one of the world’s most renowned pastelists.

The lecture will be held on Saturday, July 22, at 2 p.m., Gallery 1 at Seven Bridges Foundation in Greenwich, Connecticut.

To learn more, please visit http://www.sevenbridges.org/.

Last Lesson in DVI Bargue Course Released

Published July 21, 2017

The Da Vinci Initiative is proud to introduce a new online Bargue Drawing course titled Charles Bargue in the 21st Century. This course takes you from start to finish in creating a drawing from a 19th century Bargue plate. The final lesson in the course has been released this week. Lesson 28, titled "Last Corrections", shows the final review and completion of the Bargue drawing.
Released videos can be accessed for free on the DVI YouTube channel or please visit the DVI Store to purchase the course in entirety with additional footage. 400 & 500 Level Continuing Education Quarter Credits are available for this course through a partnership with The Heritage Institute. The course, Bargue Drawing in the 21st Century Classroom, involves additional online discussions and assignments and is available for $360-$475 plus the cost of the DVI Introduction to Advanced Observational Drawing videos. For more information on how to get college credit for this course click here.

Joshua LaRock Video

Published July 19, 2017

ARC Living Master™, Joshua LaRock, has recently created an instructional video on Kickstarter featuring his painting "Laura in Black" which won a Purchase Award in the 12th International ARC Salon Competition.

To learn more about this project, please click here.

Clark Gussin Wins Major Award

Published July 18, 2017

ARC Living Artist™, Clark Gussin, has recently won "Best of Show" for his painting "Block, Tackle, and Defend" in the Greater Bay Area Open Juried Show.

The show is taking place at the New Museum of Los Gatos (NUMU) which is located on 106 E Main St, Los Gatos, CA 95032 and runs from June 15,2017 thru August 19, 2017.

To learn more, please click here.

New ARC Associate Living Master™

Published July 17, 2017

ARC is pleased to welcome Leszek Piotrowski (Lesstro) as an ARC Associate Living Master™.

Spices of Arabia by Leszek Piotrowski
The technique and subjects of Lesstro's paintings and drawings are inspired by the old masters. However, his work is not a result of blind imitation or deliberate artistic intention, but is a sign of the unusual artistic instinct of this very young painter, who has just started his professional career.

To learn more, please click here.
Lesstro is also participating in Nord Art 2017, which runs from June 10 - October 8, 2017 at the Kunstwerk Carlshutte in Budelsdorf, Germany. Three of his paintings will be on display in the largest international art show in Northern Europe.

For more information, please click here.

Thomas Kegler DVD

Published July 14, 2017

ARC Living Master Thomas Kegler has recently released an instructional dvd titled "Painting Niagra".

In this all-new video release, Thomas gives you a rare behind-the-scenes look into his technical processes as he creates the painting, including his “layered” technique and several fascinating methods for using the palette knife.

To learn more about this dvd and to order, please click here.

Florence Academy of Art, US News

Published July 14, 2017


Painting by Alessandro Dupre
The student gallery on the Florence Academy of Art website has recently been updates with the Best Student Artworks of 2016-2017.

To view all of the student artwork produced by the Florence Academy of Art, please click here.

Golden State Splendor Exhibition

Published July 13, 2017

The California Arts Club, an ARC Allied Organization, will unveil more than 60 works of art that showcase captivating imagery of California’s diverse topography.

Golden State Splendor will be on view at the Santa Paula Art Museum, 117 N. Tenth Street, Santa Paula, CA 93060 from July 15 to November 5.

Sunset Cruise by Steve Curry
A reception with the exhibiting artists will be held on the opening day from 4 to 6 p.m. Admission to the reception is $15, or $10 for members of the Museum or the Club.

Lesson 27 in the Bargue Course Released

Published July 12, 2017

The Da Vinci Initiative is proud to introduce a new online Bargue Drawing course titled Charles Bargue in the 21st Century. This course takes you from start to finish in creating a drawing from a 19th century Bargue plate. This week they have released Lesson 27 which teaches how to proper render the forearm in the Bargue drawing.
Released videos can be accessed for free on the DVI YouTube channel or please visit the DVI Store to purchase the course in entirety with additional footage. 400 & 500 Level Continuing Education Quarter Credits are available for this course through a partnership with The Heritage Institute. The course, Bargue Drawing in the 21st Century Classroom, involves additional online discussions and assignments and is available for $360-$475 plus the cost of the DVI Introduction to Advanced Observational Drawing videos. For more information on how to get college credit for this course click here.

New ARC Associate Living Master™

Published July 11, 2017

ARC is pleased to welcome Michelle Jung as an ARC Associate Living Master™!

Rocks and Foam by Michelle Jung
"Nature is a major influence in my work. The initial inspiration comes from my experience outdoors painting and observing beauty. It is also a place for exploration and a chance for all my senses to take in information. In the studio, I utilize my experience from the outdoors with critical thinking to construct a composition that conveys to the viewer: sight, sound and mood.Yet, the sense of peacefulness and beauty fill the canvas with balance and harmony. I paint with empathy. I want to paint not only what I feel, but what we feel as humans."
To view her new gallery on ARC, please click here.

La Signoria Exhibition

Published July 10, 2017

"La Signorina" is an exhibition that focuses on Signorina Nerina Simi, who was a very important teacher in Florence 1923-1987. The work of 20 former Simi students including ARC Living Master Joke Frima will be on display, along with 25 paintings by Signorina Simi.

The exhibition is taking place in Stazzema, Palazzo della Cultura in Cardoso from July 15 - August 20, 2017.

To view more on this and other exhibitions, please visit our events pages.

Boy by Nerina Simi

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