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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Rembrandt Portraits Published on 17 May, 2019

The Art Institute of Chicago is holding an exhibition of Rembrandt portraits.  Rembrandt added new dimensions to the genre, constructing identities through props, lighting, and ambiguous settings. The exhibition looks at Rembrandt’s approach to portraiture, which is more complex than it seems.

Rembrandt Portraits will be on view from March 3–June 9, 2019 at the Art Institute of Chicago, 111 South Michigan Avenue , Chicago, IL 60603.

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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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May 19, 2019

Added Amaryllis by William Holman Hunt
Added The Afterglow in Egypt by William Holman Hunt
Added Afterglow in Egypt by William Holman Hunt

May 15, 2019

Added Rembrandt Portraits to Calendar

May 13, 2019

Added At the Edge of the Pine Forest by Ivan Shishkin
Added Aspen Grove by Ivan Shishkin
Added Birch Grove by Ivan Shishkin
Added Birch Grove by Ivan Shishkin
Added Bridge in the Forest by Ivan Shishkin
Added At the Dacha by Ivan Shishkin
Added At the Dacha by Ivan Shishkin
Added Autumn by Ivan Shishkin
Added Autumn Landscape by Ivan Shishkin
Added By the River by Ivan Shishkin
Added Chapel in the Woods by Ivan Shishkin
Added A Fallen Oak by Ivan Shishkin
Added Anthill by Ivan Shishkin
Added Autumn by Ivan Shishkin
Added Autumn by Ivan Shishkin
Added Autumn by Ivan Shishkin
Added Autumn by Ivan Shishkin
Added Autumn on the Krestovsky Island by Ivan Shishkin
Added Crimea by Ivan Shishkin
Added Evening by Ivan Shishkin
Added After the Storm by Ivan Shishkin
Added Bark on a Dry Tree Trunk by Ivan Shishkin
Added Dark Forest by Ivan Shishkin
Added Coast of a Sea at Mery-Hovy by Ivan Shishkin
Added Early Autumn by Ivan Shishkin
Added Autumn in Pavlovsk by Ivan Shishkin
Added Dry Birch Trees by Ivan Shishkin
Added Backyard by Ivan Shishkin
Added Crimea by Ivan Shishkin
Added Anthill by Ivan Shishkin
Added Birch Trees by Ivan Shishkin
Added Black Forest by Ivan Shishkin
Added The Brook by Ivan Shishkin
Added Aegopodium, Pargolovo. Study. by Ivan Shishkin
Added An Apiary by Ivan Shishkin
Added Before a Thunderstorm by Ivan Shishkin
Added Corner of an Overgrown Garden by Ivan Shishkin
Added Brook in a Birch Grove by Ivan Shishkin
Added Apiary by Ivan Shishkin
Added Crimean Landscape by Ivan Shishkin
Added The Edge of an Oak Forest by Ivan Shishkin
Added Brook in a Forest by Ivan Shishkin
Added Approaching Autumn by Ivan Shishkin
Added Ai Petri by Ivan Shishkin
Added Cape Ay-Todor, Crimea. Study. by Ivan Shishkin
Added Cave in Gurzuf by Ivan Shishkin
Added Crimean Landscape by Ivan Shishkin
Added Birch and Pocks. Study. by Ivan Shishkin
Added Birch Grove by Ivan Shishkin
Added Clouds by Ivan Shishkin
Added Clouds. Study. by Ivan Shishkin
Added Apiary in a Forest by Ivan Shishkin
Added The Edge of a Pine Forest by Ivan Shishkin
Added Birch Grove by Ivan Shishkin
Added Evening in the Pine Forest by Ivan Shishkin
Added The Cut Down Tree by Ivan Shishkin
Added Backyards by Ivan Shishkin
Added Before a Thunderstorm by Ivan Shishkin
Added By the Brook by Ivan Shishkin
Added The Bonfire by Ivan Shishkin
Added A Broken Birch Tree by Ivan Shishkin
Added Backwoods by Ivan Shishkin
Added Bench in the Park by Ivan Shishkin
Added Birch Grove by Ivan Shishkin
Added Evening by Ivan Shishkin
Added Beech Grove by Ivan Shishkin
Added Brook in Forest by Ivan Shishkin
Added Evening in the Forest by Ivan Shishkin
Added Cutting of Wood by Ivan Shishkin
Added The Church Gate, Valaam by Ivan Shishkin
Added Cows and Sheep at a Watering Place by Ivan Shishkin
Added Cows in the Wood by Ivan Shishkin
Added Cows under the Trees by Ivan Shishkin
Added A Bull. Study. by Ivan Shishkin
Added Beech Forest in Switzerland by Ivan Shishkin
Added Beech Forest in Switzerland by Ivan Shishkin
Added Cows Resting by Ivan Shishkin
Added Dresden by Ivan Shishkin
Added A Bull by Ivan Shishkin
Added A Cut Down Tree by Ivan Shishkin
Added A Fallen Tree by Ivan Shishkin
Added Apiary. Study. by Ivan Shishkin
Added Before Sunset by Ivan Shishkin
Added Birch Grove by Ivan Shishkin
Added Birch Grove by Ivan Shishkin
Added Bolshaya Nevka River by Ivan Shishkin
Added Boy in the Field by Ivan Shishkin
Added Branches by Ivan Shishkin
Added Bridge Across the Stream by Ivan Shishkin
Added Children in the Woods by Ivan Shishkin
Added Cloudy Day by Ivan Shishkin
Added Cows by the River by Ivan Shishkin
Added The Edge of a Pine Forest by Ivan Shishkin
Added The Edge of an Oak Grove by Ivan Shishkin
Added an image of Brook in a Forest by Ivan Shishkin