Posts for August, 2016

August 2016

Educational Series Part II Published

August 31, 2016

Luke Fildes (1843-1927) British
Study of a plaster cast of a sculptural fragment, 1863
The second in a series of 15 plus articles by ARC COO, Kara Lysandra Ross, has been published in the Epoch Times. This article focuses on the academic style of study.

"Whether in France, England, Germany, Italy, Spain, America, or anywhere in the modern world during the 1800s, the entire nature and way in which art was taught was in direct contrast to the way art was taught in the majority of schools in the twentieth century and still in most cases today...The academy method of training in the 19th century was a full time endeavor only taken on by those who were serious and wished to be artists as a full time career; it was not considered an extracurricular activity. It was a way of life and all encompassing."

To read the full article, click here.

Hubert Robert Exhibition

August 30, 2016

One of the most prominent artists of his era, Hubert Robert is perhaps best known today as “Robert of the Ruins,” the nickname bestowed on him by the eighteenth-century philosopher, critic, and encyclopedist Denis Diderot.

Comprised of 50 paintings and 50 drawings, this exhibition is the first in more than 80 years to encompass his entire career and to survey his achievements as both a painter and a draftsman.

The exhibition runs now through October 2, 2016 at the National Gallery of Art - 6th Street and Constitution Avenue NW Washington, DC.

To view more on this and other events, please click here.

Bouchardon - A Sublime Idea of Beauty

August 29, 2016

The Musée du Louvre and the J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles pay tribute to Edme Bouchardon, a renowned French sculptor and draftsman, who was considered an exceptional artist in his own time.

This exhibition, the first major monograph on Bouchardon's oeuvre, will be an opportunity to comprehend the sculptor's style, a perfect balance between classical influence and life-like rendering.

The exhibition runs from September 14 -December 5, 2016 at the Musée du Louvre, 75058 Paris - France.

For more information about this and other exhibitions, please click here.

New ARC Associate Living Master™

August 26, 2016

ARC is pleased to welcome Gezien van de Riet as our newest ARC Associate Living Master™!

"The beauty of nature always mesmerizes me. To capture that beauty requires long and close observation. In that process emerges a personal selection, brought about by artistic feeling. That kind of observation was already the earmark of the realist painters of the Dutch Golden Age... One who paints the realistic way is fortunate to discover a world full of greater variation."

To view Gezien's gallery on ARC, please click here.

Reaching for the Sky by Gezien van de Riet

The Realities of Our Time

August 26, 2016

ARC Living Master™ Max Ginsburg will hold an exhibition of his paintings at the Highline Gallery from September 24 - October 12, 2016 at The Highline Loft Gallery - 508 West 26th Street, Suite 5G, New York, NY 10001.

There will be a reception with the artist on Saturday, September 24th from 6-8 p.m.
There will also be a special life demo and lecture on Sunday, September 25th from 2-5 pm. Fee: $35

For more information or to RSVP, please visit

New Educational Article Series

August 24, 2016

The first in a series of 15 plus articles by ARC COO, Kara Lysandra Ross, has been published in the Epoch Times. This series will be a thorough synopsis and reevaluation of late French and English Academic Painting (1849-1900).

The Introduction to the educational series can now be viewed by clicking here.

Scholarship Winners Announced

August 23, 2016

For anyone who has not yet heard, winners of the 2016 ARC Scholarship Competition have now been announced.

To view the full list of winners, click here.

Third Place Winner - Zi
Justin Matthew Tecson
Laguna Beach, age 22
Laguna College of Art and Design

Chronicles of Solitude: Masterworks by Vilhelm Hammershøi from SMK - The National Gallery of Denmark

August 23, 2016

This exhibition marks the 100th death anniversary of one of Denmark's most distinguished Symbolist painters.
Employing a strict palette of colors, Hammershøi depicted the interior of his apartment at Strandgade 30, Copenhagen, and the streets of the Danish capital, as devoid of life. Also shown at the exhibition will be the works of Franz von Stuck, illuminating the larger European context in which Hammershøi worked.
The exhibit runs from now through September 25, 2016 and takes place at Frye Art Museum - 704 Terry Avenue, Seattle, WA, 98104.

To learn more about this and other events, please click here.

ARC Scholarship Competition Results Announced

August 19, 2016

First Place Winner - Figure Drawing
Justas Varpucanskis
Florence Academy of Art
The ARC Scholarship Fund Distributes over $30,000 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. At ARC we view our scholarship program as one of the most important. In order for future generations to produce great art, we must not lose the accumulated knowledge of the last several centuries. At our ARC Approved Atelier™ schools, we know these methods are still taught by some of the greatest artists alive today and the students who are the recipients of these scholarships will receive the training necessary to create great works of art and carry the knowledge to the next generation.

To view this year's winners, click here.

Eric Armusik Painting Project

August 18, 2016

ARC Associate Living Master™ Eric Armusik has recently begun a Kickstarter campaign to help fund an epic 24 month painting project.
The artist is undertaking the challenge of painting a near-life sized rendition of Dante's Inferno on 40 - 4ft x 5ft panels for a traveling museum show and book.
To learn more and help fund this project, please visit

Upcoming 11th Annual IGOR Exhibition

August 17, 2016

Reflections by Donald Clapper
75 international Realist artists will showcase their latest masterworks at Gallery 1261 located on 1261 Delaware, Denver, CO 80204. This represents one of the largest Realism shows ever displayed for this genre in the west.
The International Guild of Realism's eleventh annual gallery show will open with a gala reception Friday, August 26th from 6 - 9 PM at the gallery's downtown Denver location. Over 35 of the artists will be in attendance including artists from Sweden, Switzerland, Belgium, and Canada.

The show will run until September 17, 2016.

For more information, please visit

Rembrandt's First Masterpiece

August 17, 2016

Completed when he was just twenty-three years old, Rembrandt's Judas Returning the Thirty Pieces of Silver has long been recognized as the artist's first masterpiece. The painting will be shown in the United States for the first time alongside a number of early self-portraits that show the young Rembrandt at the time he painted the panel, and two dozen etchings and drawings by the artist that show the development of his narrative style.
The exhibition runs until September 18, 2016 at the Morgan Library - 225 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10016.

To learn more, please visit our events page.

New ARC Associate Living Master™

August 16, 2016

We are pleased to welcome David Cheifetz as our newest ARC Associate Living Master™.

David is an internationally acclaimed and collected artist. A former architect, David began learning to paint in 2007 at the classical Schuler School of Fine Art and in 2009 made the transition to full time art.

To see his gallery on ARC, please click here.

New ARC Associate Living Master™

August 12, 2016

ARC is pleased to welcome Gabriel Picart as an ARC Associate Living Master™.

Gabriel Picart was born in Barcelona, Spain, in 1962, where he still lives and works. He considers himself a realist painter, working realistically though not photographically. While he has also become noted for his paintings of Barcelona and Venice, his main love is the human figure.

To view his gallery on ARC, please click here.

City of the Soul: Rome and the Romantics

August 11, 2016

This exhibition considers the ever-evolving identities of Rome during a pivotal period in the city's history, 1770–1870.

The exhibition displays a century of artistic impressions of Rome through a superb selection of prints and drawings by recognized masters such as Giovanni Battista Piranesi, J. M. W. Turner, and Edward Lear along with lesser known artists whose work deserves greater attention.

The exhibition runs until September 11, 2016 at the Morgan Library, located on 225 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10016.
For more information on this and other exhibitions, please click here.

John Hunn Painting Acquired by MEAM

August 10, 2016

Congratulations to ARC Living Artist™ John Hunn for having his painting "Saint in Training" acquired as part of the permanent collection in the MEAM Museum in Barcelona, Spain.

ARC Scholarship Update

August 9, 2016

Brock Larson - Date Night
2nd Place - 2014 Salon
The Art Renewal Center will be announcing the results of the annual ARC Scholarship Competition next Friday, August 19, 2016.

Richard T. Scott Exhibit

August 9, 2016

ARC Associate Living Master™ Richard T. Scott will be displaying his painting, "Hearts of Men" at an exhibition titled "Fourth Wall", which will also feature works by several other artists including Odd Nerdrum.
"Fourth Wall" is a term from theater, describing when a story breaks the illusory boundary between the actors and the audience. Likewise, this exhibition includes large scale works that break the "fourth wall" to directly challenge the viewer and involve them in the narrative.

The show takes place at the Paul Booth Gallery on 325 W 38th St. New York, NY from August 13 - September 10, 2016.
To learn more about this event, please click here.

Della Robbia - Sculpting with Color in Renaissance Florence

August 5, 2016

In the 15th century, Luca della Robbia invented a glazing technique for sculpture characterized by brilliant opaque whites and deep cerulean blues. The exhibition features about 50 objects, some never seen before in the US.

The exhibition runs from August 9 - December 4, 2016 at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston - Avenue of the Arts, 465 Huntington Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts 02115.
To view more on this and other exhibitions, please click here.

Vala Ola Demonstration

August 4, 2016

ARC Living Master™ Vala Ola will be sculpting at the Knox Gallery located in Park Plaza Beaver Creek, 46 Avondale Ln, Beaver Creek, CO 81620 from August 6-7, 2016.

Three of Vala Ola's Native American sculptures are on display in the nearby town of Avon, CO.

To learn more about this event, please click here.

Gordon Hanley News

August 3, 2016

ARC Living Master Gordon Hanley has recently posted a time-lapse video on his Facebook page. The video shows Hanley drawing a portrait, "Sarah-Jane", in 24ct gold and compresses 5 days of work into 1 minute and 30 seconds.

To view the video, please click here.

11th Annual IGOR Exhibition

August 2, 2016

The International Guild of Realism (IGOR), an ARC Allied Organization, will be hosting several art events for their annual juried exhibition. The events begin on August 24th and continue through to the Artist's Reception on Friday evening, from 6:00 to 9:00 pm, on August 26th.
The 11th Annual Exhibition will be held at Gallery 1261 - 1261 Delaware, Denver, CO 80204 and will run from August 26 - September 17, 2016.

To learn more about this event, please visit

High Society: The Portraits of Franz X. Winterhalter

August 1, 2016

Franz Xaver Winterhalter, the 19th century's most renowned portraitist of European aristocracy, captured the elegance and opulence of his distinguished sitters with an unrivaled brilliance. The comprehensive exhibition presents a selection of these canvases, complemented by select items of period clothing. This major survey features works drawn from public, private, and royal collections around the world.

The exhibit runs through August 14, 2016 at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston - 1001 Bissonnet, Houston, Texas 77005.

To learn more about this and other events, please click here.

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