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September 2019

Mysterious, Marvelous, Malevolent: The Art of Elihu Vedder

Published September 13, 2019

Since its first public appearance in 1863, Elihu Vedder’s The Questioner of the Sphinx, has been a mystery. It is the first of a group of bizarre and visionary paintings, drawings, and book illustrations that Vedder (1836 – 1923) began to create in New York City at the outset of the American Civil War. Prior to this, he had spent three years abroad, studying in Paris and Florence. There, he produced mostly bucolic studies of the Italian countryside. When he returned to New York City in 1861, he made an abrupt and radical departure into the mysterious and the dangerous.

This exhibition explores Vedder’s journey into the realm of vision, nightmare, and dream. It considers Vedder’s fascination with ancient myths and legends of the monstrous and the terrible within the context of the horror, destruction, and alienation engendered by the national crisis of the American Civil War.

The exhibition runs from 4/05 - 12/29/2019 at Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute, 310 Genesee St., Utica, NY 13502.

To learn more about this exhibition, please click here.

For more events, please visit the ARC calendar.

Ana Schmidt Panel Discussion: Waste Ground

Published September 13, 2019

Painter Rob Reed and Writer and Film-maker John Rogers join ARC Living Master Ana Schmidt during her solo exhibition to discuss what makes urban waste ground such an interesting and inspiring place for many artists.

The panel discussion takes place on September 18, 2019 at the Mall Galleries, The Mall
London SW1, United Kingdom

To learn more click here

For more events, please visit the ARC calendar.

 

William Blake

Published September 11, 2019

William Blake was a painter, printmaker and poet who created some of the most iconic images in British art.

Inside the exhibition will be an immersive recreation of the small domestic room in which Blake showed his art in 1809. You will be able to experience for yourself the impact these works had when they were shown for the first time. In another room, Blake’s dream of showing his works at enormous scale will be made reality using digital technology.

With over 300 original works, including his watercolours, paintings and prints, this is the largest show of Blake’s work for almost 20 years. It will rediscover him as a visual artist for the 21st century.

To learn more, click here.

For more exhibitions, please visit the ARC Calendar.

ARC Scholarship Competition Results Announced

Published September 9, 2019

The ARC Scholarship Fund Distributes $30,500 in Direct Scholarships to Aid Students at ARC Approved™ Art Academy and Atelier Schools. As those familiar with ARC and its mission know, the organization is involved in numerous projects, all in support of a return to an appreciation of great and enduring art, to the visual expression of shared humanity, and to academic, skill-based, art education. Come and view the results of this, our 20th Annual Competition!

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First Place 20th Scholarship Winner
"Desire" by Jana Büttner
Aged 21

 

 

 

Odd Nerdrum Workshop at TIAC

Published September 8, 2019

TIAC Academy will host Odd Nerdrum Painting Workshops from November 4-9, 2019 at TIAC Studio, Via Luna 8r, Florence, Italy.

TIAC has decided to extend the special 10% discount for one more month to offer the ARC community the possibility to participate in this exclusive experience. The spots are limited and the workshop is half full, so in order not to miss the chance, go to https://tiacacademy.com/master-level-workshops/odd-nerdrum-master-workshop, book your spot and use the following discount code during the checkout.

NERDRUM2019_ARC

To learn more, please visit TIAC for further information.

 

New ARC Living Master

Published September 6, 2019

ARC is pleased to welcome Juan Carlos Martinez as an ARC Living Master™.

Juan Carlos Martinez is an award-winning artist, an art educator, and a specialist in traditional portraiture and figurative artwork, as well as landscape and still life. For nearly two decades his work has been featured in various publications and exhibitions around the world, and has garnered numerous awards and commissions. His work hangs in private and public collections in Canada, the US, and in Europe.

To view his gallery on ARC, please click here.


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