Art Renewal Center

Leading the Revival of Realism

Leading the revival of realism in the visual arts, the Art Renewal Center (ARC), a 501(c)(3), non-profit, educational foundation, hosts the largest online museum dedicated to realist art and includes works by the old masters, 19th century, and contemporary realists as well as articles, letters and other online resources. The ARC is the foremost and only vetting service for realist art schools ensuring that the teaching curricula and quality of teacher and student work meet our strict standards to become ARC Approved™. The ARC also runs the ARC Salon Competition, which is the largest and most prestigious competition in the western world for realist artists painting, sculpting, and drawing today with nine categories and thousands of works competing, culminating in a traveling live exhibition of many of the winning works. The ARC works with other ARC Allied Organizations™, artist groups, museums, and publications to become a central news hub for the Contemporary Realist Movement of 21st Century Art. Read the ARC Philosophy written by ARC Chairman, Frederick C. Ross, to learn why ARC is so passionately dedicated to realist based art.


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ARC Allied Organizations Published on 15 August, 2018

The Art Renewal Center is dedicated to bringing realism back to the visual arts. To better accomplish our mission and return sanity back to the visual arts, we have allied ourselves with like-minded organizations in the hopes that through our joint efforts, we will be more successful at bringing realist art back to the world at large.

All of the ARC Allied Organizations, whether they are artists' societies or magazines, have the common goal of promoting high quality representational art.

To learn more about the ARC Allied Organizations, please visit our Allied Organization page.

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The ARC Museum is the largest online museum dedicated completely to realist art work. It contains tens of thousands of images by thousands of artists and includes works by 19th century and old master artists through our general search pages, as well as 21st century realist works by our ARC Affiliated Artists™.

Our news section consists of two parts, the first being our News Blog where we post daily to keep our viewers informed on relevant topics about realist art and the second is our Events Calendar which is an interactive calendar listing of all the exciting realist art events taking place around the world including: exhibitions, lectures, open houses, competitions, artist demonstrations, video and podcast releases, publication releases, enrollment dates and more. The calendar can also be viewed in three ways, as a calendar, a general listing, or as a world map.

Education

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As a non-profit educational foundation, education is one of our primary goals. Here is where you can find our ARC Approved™ School listing, ARChives where we have our articles, letters and more, The Da Vinci Initiative which focuses on skill-based learning in K-12 classrooms, artist interviews, artist demonstrations, podcasts, self help books and more.

About Us

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Find out more about the ARC and its staff. Learn about our mission and ARC philosophy. Find information on ARC Allied Organizations and how to contact us.

Competitions

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View the results of past and current ARC competitions or submit your entries here. The ARC holds two types of competitions. The ARC Scholarship Competition, held every May, gives thousands of dollars in direct financial aid to students attending ARC Approved Schools. The International ARC Salon, the most prestigious realist art competition in the Americas and perhaps the world, offers over $100,000 in cash awards and International recognition through partnerships with prestigious magazines, galleries, museum exhibitions, and a strong online presence.

Help support the ARC by purchasing fine art prints, books, DVDs, or more. Here you will also find information on image usage and advertising rates.

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August 16, 2018

Added Chrysanthemums by James Jacques Joseph Tissot
Added Still on Top by James Jacques Joseph Tissot
Added The Confessional by James Jacques Joseph Tissot
Added Japonaise au bain by James Jacques Joseph Tissot
Added an image of Un Dejeuner by James Jacques Joseph Tissot
Added an image of The Widower by James Jacques Joseph Tissot

August 15, 2018

August 14, 2018

Added Fortuna by Peter Paul Rubens
Added The Birth of the Milky Way by Peter Paul Rubens
Added Adam and Eve by Peter Paul Rubens
Added Portrait of Ambrogio Spinola by Peter Paul Rubens
Added Milkmaids with cattle in a landscape by Peter Paul Rubens
Added Pythagoras advocating vegetarianism by Peter Paul Rubens
Added Cimone and Efigenia by Peter Paul Rubens
Added Miracle of Saint Hubert by Peter Paul Rubens
Added The Judgement of Solomon by Peter Paul Rubens
Added The garden of Eden with the fall of man by Peter Paul Rubens
Added Infante Isabella Clara Eugenia by Peter Paul Rubens
Added The Judgement of Paris by Peter Paul Rubens
Added The Fall of Phaeton by Peter Paul Rubens
Added The Feast of Herod by Peter Paul Rubens
Added an image of Chateau de Steen by Peter Paul Rubens
Added an image of The Three Graces by Peter Paul Rubens
Added an image of Virgin in Adoration before the Christ Child by Peter Paul Rubens
Added an image of Fall of the Rebel Angels by Peter Paul Rubens
Added an image of Hippopotamus and Crocodile Hunt by Peter Paul Rubens
Added an image of Venus at a Mirror by Peter Paul Rubens
Added an image of Samson and Delilah by Peter Paul Rubens
Added an image of The Death of Socrates by Jacques-Louis David

August 13, 2018

Added Cafe Scene in Paris by Henri Gervex
Added Anna of Austria by Peter Paul Rubens
Added Portrait of a Young Woman with a Rosary by Peter Paul Rubens
Added an image of Rolla by Henri Gervex
Added an image of Portrait of Marchesa Brigida Spinola Doria by Peter Paul Rubens

August 11, 2018

Added Relic by George Angelini

August 10, 2018

Added Jean Alaux to Museum
Added Sharing the News by Eugene de Blaas
Added Two Venetian Women by Eugene de Blaas
Added The Spider and the Fly by Eugene de Blaas
Added Meeting in the Square by Eugene de Blaas
Added Portrait of Arthur Graf Berchtold by Eugene de Blaas
Added In der Sakristei by Eugene de Blaas
Added Aretino in the Studio of Tintoretto by Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres
Added The Studio of Ingres in Rome by Jean Alaux
Added Napoleon in Imperial Costume by Jacques-Louis David
Added Achilles Receiving in his Tent the Envoys of Agamemnon by Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres
Added Self-portrait by Rembrandt
Added Portrait of Catrina Hooghsaet by Rembrandt
Added St. Bartholomew by Rembrandt
Added Man in a Fur-lined Coat by Rembrandt
Added Man in Armour by Rembrandt
Added Self-portrait with Beret by Rembrandt
Added Large Self Portrait by Rembrandt
Added The Kitchen Maid by Rembrandt
Added Study of an Old Man by Rembrandt
Added Portrait of an Old Man by Rembrandt
Added Portrait of an Old Woman by Rembrandt
Added A Man Holding Gloves by Rembrandt
Added Head of Christ by Rembrandt
Added Timotheus and his Grandmother by Willem Drost
Added Susanna and the Elders by Rembrandt
Added Winter Landscape by Rembrandt
Added A Woman in Bed by Rembrandt
Added Portrait of an Old Man by Rembrandt
Added The Mill by Rembrandt
Added David and Jonathan by Rembrandt
Added Minerva by Rembrandt
Added Portrait of a young lady with veil by Eugene de Blaas
Added an image of Portrait of Antoine-Laurent and Marie-Anne Lavoisier by Jacques-Louis David
Added an image of Portrait of Antoine-Laurent and Marie-Anne Lavoisier by Jacques-Louis David
Added an image of Portrait of Antoine-Laurent and Marie-Anne Lavoisier by Jacques-Louis David
Added an image of Portrait of Antoine-Laurent and Marie-Anne Lavoisier by Jacques-Louis David
Added an image of The Combat of Mars and Minerva by Jacques-Louis David
Added an image of Portrait of the Comtesse Vilain XIIII and her Daughter by Jacques-Louis David
Added an image of Jacobus Blauw by Jacques-Louis David
Added an image of Napoleon in his Study by Jacques-Louis David
Added an image of Dr Ephraim Bueno, Jewish Physician and Writer by Rembrandt
Added an image of Portrait of Haesje van Cleyburgh by Rembrandt
Added an image of Self­portrait With Saskia by Rembrandt
Added an image of Self­-Portrait by Rembrandt
Added an image of Self­-Portrait by Rembrandt
Added an image of The Raising of Lazarus by Rembrandt
Added an image of Self­-Portrait by Rembrandt
Added an image of Jacob Blessing the Children of Joseph by Rembrandt
Added an image of Musette by Eugene de Blaas
Added an image of In the Water by Eugene de Blaas

August 9, 2018

Added Mary Pettis News to Calendar

August 8, 2018

Added Arcadia Contemporary to Calendar