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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Spectacular Mysteries - Renaissance Drawings Revealed Published on 15 December, 2018

Mysteries abound in Italian Renaissance drawings. Sometimes even the simplest question—“Who drew it?”—is up for debate. Featuring spectacular drawings from the Getty collection and rarely-seen works from private collections, this exhibition reveals the detective work involved. Explore how drawings by Michelangelo, Titian, and other Renaissance masters were created and the purposes they served. Discover what we know and don't know, what we'd like to know, and what we may never know about these intriguing works of art and their world.

The exhibition runs from Dec.11, 2018 to April 28, 2019 at the Getty Center, 1200 Getty Center Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90049.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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December 19, 2018

December 18, 2018

Added Painting Today to Calendar
Added Ivan Rodin by Abram Efimovich Arkhipov
Added Peasant Girl by Abram Efimovich Arkhipov
Added In the Studio by Abram Efimovich Arkhipov
Added Peasant Woman in a Red Dress by Abram Efimovich Arkhipov
Added Winter Morning by Abram Efimovich Arkhipov
Added Young Peasant Woman in Red by Abram Efimovich Arkhipov
Added The Tea Party by Abram Efimovich Arkhipov
Added Woman in Pink by Abram Efimovich Arkhipov
Added Woman in Red by Abram Efimovich Arkhipov
Added Peasant Girl Sewing by Abram Efimovich Arkhipov
Added Peasant Woman by Abram Efimovich Arkhipov
Added The Visit by Abram Efimovich Arkhipov
Added Visitors by Abram Efimovich Arkhipov
Added Moscow Backyards by Abram Efimovich Arkhipov
Added The Spring Holiday by Abram Efimovich Arkhipov
Added The Spring Holiday by Abram Efimovich Arkhipov
Added Murom by Abram Efimovich Arkhipov
Added The North Sea by Abram Efimovich Arkhipov
Added Winter by Abram Efimovich Arkhipov
Added Northern Village by Abram Efimovich Arkhipov
Added On the White Sea by Abram Efimovich Arkhipov
Added Sunset Over a Winter Landscape by Abram Efimovich Arkhipov
Added Morning in the Village by Abram Efimovich Arkhipov
Added Northern Village by Abram Efimovich Arkhipov
Added On the White Sea by Abram Efimovich Arkhipov
Added Laundresses by Abram Efimovich Arkhipov
Added To Vespers by Abram Efimovich Arkhipov
Added On the Way Home (also known as The Return Journey) by Abram Efimovich Arkhipov
Added Women at the Ironworks by Abram Efimovich Arkhipov
Added The Ice Has Passed by Abram Efimovich Arkhipov
Added A Monk by Abram Efimovich Arkhipov
Added An Old Man by Abram Efimovich Arkhipov
Added On the Oka River by Abram Efimovich Arkhipov
Added On the Volga by Abram Efimovich Arkhipov
Added Portrait of a Beggar by Abram Efimovich Arkhipov
Added Village Painter by Abram Efimovich Arkhipov
Added Ballerina by Zu Sheng Yu
Added Landscape by Abram Efimovich Arkhipov
Added October in the Village by Abram Efimovich Arkhipov
Added On the Riverbank by Abram Efimovich Arkhipov
Added Peasant Girl by Abram Efimovich Arkhipov
Added Peasant Girl by Abram Efimovich Arkhipov
Added Peasant Girl by Abram Efimovich Arkhipov
Added Peasant Girls on the Volga by Abram Efimovich Arkhipov
Added Peasant Woman in Green Dress by Abram Efimovich Arkhipov
Added Picking Berries by Abram Efimovich Arkhipov
Added Portrait of a Russian Peasant Girl by Abram Efimovich Arkhipov
Added Portrait of a Woman by Abram Efimovich Arkhipov
Added Portrait of Vasily Pyrikov by Abram Efimovich Arkhipov
Added Praying for the Rain by Abram Efimovich Arkhipov
Added Steamship in Northern Russia by Abram Efimovich Arkhipov
Added Study of a Seated Man by Abram Efimovich Arkhipov
Added Study of Peasant Woman in Red Costume by Abram Efimovich Arkhipov
Added Three Generations by Abram Efimovich Arkhipov
Added Village in the North by Abram Efimovich Arkhipov
Added Vladimir Sloboda by Abram Efimovich Arkhipov
Added Winter. The Backyard by Abram Efimovich Arkhipov
Added Woman in a Green Headscarf by Abram Efimovich Arkhipov
Added Woman in Pink by Abram Efimovich Arkhipov

December 17, 2018

Added An Invocation by Lord Frederick Leighton
Added Bianca by Lord Frederick Leighton
Added Leandra by Lord Frederick Leighton
Added Mrs. Evans Gordon by Lord Frederick Leighton
Added Panel of the Sciences by Kenyon Cox
Added Peinture et Poésie by Kenyon Cox
Added Study for Columbia and Cuba by Kenyon Cox
Added The Blessed Damozel by Kenyon Cox
Added The Hit by Lord Frederick Leighton
Added an image of An Eclogue by Kenyon Cox

December 13, 2018

Added Spectacular Mysteries to Calendar
Added The Education of Cupid by Kenyon Cox
Added Portrait of a Young Girl by Kenyon Cox
Added Cass Gilbert by Kenyon Cox
Added The Silver Hand Glass by Kenyon Cox
Added The Sources of Wealth by Kenyon Cox
Added Hope and memory by Kenyon Cox
Added A Blond by Kenyon Cox
Added May by Kenyon Cox
Added Nude by the River's Edge by Kenyon Cox
Added Birth of Venus by Kenyon Cox
Added A Rolling Country by Kenyon Cox
Added After the Harvest by Kenyon Cox
Added Echo by Kenyon Cox
Added Head of the Queen of Egypt by Kenyon Cox
Added Lengthening Shadows by Kenyon Cox
Added Indian Summer by Kenyon Cox
Added Portrait of Benjamin Franklin by Kenyon Cox
Added Fields by Kenyon Cox
Added September Sunshine by Kenyon Cox
Added Study for Evening by Kenyon Cox
Added A Lady in Black by Kenyon Cox
Added an image of Flora and the Zephyrs by John William Waterhouse

December 12, 2018

Added May Day Morning by Edwin Austin Abbey
Added Fishermen on the Shore at Sunset by Edwin Austin Abbey
Added Fair is My Love by Edwin Austin Abbey
Added 'O mistress mine, where are you roaming?' by Edwin Austin Abbey
Added A Pavane by Edwin Austin Abbey
Added Oh Mistress Mine… by Edwin Austin Abbey
Added A peasant girl in black dress by Edwin Austin Abbey
Added Bob Acres and His Servant by Edwin Austin Abbey
Added Desdemona by Edwin Austin Abbey
Added Dirge of the Three Queens by Edwin Austin Abbey
Added Lady in pink dress as shepherdess by Edwin Austin Abbey
Added Sir Galahad Discovering the Holy Grail by Edwin Austin Abbey
Added The Woman in White by Edwin Austin Abbey
Added Gentleman in Profile by Edwin Austin Abbey
Added The Approach of Love by Kenyon Cox
Added Tennis Match by Edwin Austin Abbey
Added Her Majesty Enthroned by Edwin Austin Abbey
Added Portrait of Alfred Parsons, R.A. by Edwin Austin Abbey
Added Street Scene by Edwin Austin Abbey
Added Young Woman in the Woods by Edwin Austin Abbey
Added Near Easthampton by Edwin Austin Abbey
Added With Pride upon her Brow by Edwin Austin Abbey
Added Diana by Kenyon Cox
Added Fairies by Edwin Austin Abbey
Added Girl with Pitcher by Edwin Austin Abbey
Added Idyll in Central Park by Edwin Austin Abbey
Added In Awe by Edwin Austin Abbey
Added O Mistress Mine by Edwin Austin Abbey
Added Plenty by Kenyon Cox
Added Shapes and Forms Study by Kenyon Cox
Added The Picture Book by Kenyon Cox
Added View of an English House by Edwin Austin Abbey
Added Woman on a Park Bench by Edwin Austin Abbey
Added Young Girl with Blue Bow by Edwin Austin Abbey
Added an image of Phryne before the Areopagus by Jean-Leon Gerome
Added an image of Diogenes by John William Waterhouse
Added an image of Dolce Far Niente by John William Waterhouse

December 11, 2018

Added Abram Efimovich Arkhipov to Museum
Added Girl from Lesnoye by Abram Efimovich Arkhipov
Added Girl with Apples by Abram Efimovich Arkhipov
Added Girl with a Jug by Abram Efimovich Arkhipov
Added Girl by Abram Efimovich Arkhipov
Added Smiling Girl by Abram Efimovich Arkhipov
Added Angel of the Dawn by Abbott Handerson Thayer
Added Monadnock, Winter Sunrise by Abbott Handerson Thayer
Added Head of a Boy (Recto) by Abbott Handerson Thayer
Added The Deserter by Abram Efimovich Arkhipov
Added Woman in Green Velvet by Abbott Handerson Thayer
Added Monadnock by Abbott Handerson Thayer
Added Profile, Alice Rich by Abbott Handerson Thayer
Added Girl in Red by Abram Efimovich Arkhipov
Added The Coachman by Abram Efimovich Arkhipov
Added Gladys by Abbott Handerson Thayer
Added Mount Monadnock by Abbott Handerson Thayer
Added Study of Alma Wollerman (Mrs. Gerald Thayer) by Abbott Handerson Thayer
Added Below Mount Monadnock by Abbott Handerson Thayer
Added Monadnock No. 2 by Abbott Handerson Thayer
Added Monadnock by Abbott Handerson Thayer
Added Mount Monadnock by Abbott Handerson Thayer
Added Copperhead Snake on Dead Leaves by Abbott Handerson Thayer
Added Frog by Abbott Handerson Thayer
Added In the Evening by Abram Efimovich Arkhipov
Added In the North by Abram Efimovich Arkhipov
Added Peacock in the Woods by Abbott Handerson Thayer
Added Blue Jays in Winter by Abbott Handerson Thayer
Added Male Wood Duck in a Forest Pool by Abbott Handerson Thayer
Added Red Flamingoes by Abbott Handerson Thayer
Added Roseate Spoonbill by Abbott Handerson Thayer
Added Roseate Spoonbills by Abbott Handerson Thayer
Added The Sky Simulated by Red Flamingoes by Abbott Handerson Thayer
Added The Sky Simulated by White Flamingoes by Abbott Handerson Thayer
Added A Winged Figure by Abbott Handerson Thayer
Added Harry Whiting, Nephew of the Artist, (study) by Abbott Handerson Thayer
Added Meditation by Abbott Handerson Thayer
Added Beatrice by Abbott Handerson Thayer
Added Church by Abram Efimovich Arkhipov
Added Winter Landscape by Abbott Handerson Thayer
Added Capri by Abbott Handerson Thayer
Added Winter Scene by Abbott Handerson Thayer
Added Seated Angel by Abbott Handerson Thayer
Added Cornish Headlands by Abbott Handerson Thayer
Added Head of Mary B. Thayer by Abbott Handerson Thayer
Added In the Mask Shop by Abram Efimovich Arkhipov
Added Oil Sketch of a Young Boy by Abbott Handerson Thayer
Added Dublin Pond, New Hampshire by Abbott Handerson Thayer
Added An Angel by Abbott Handerson Thayer
Added Study for 'A Virgin' by Abbott Handerson Thayer
Added Virgin Enthroned by Abbott Handerson Thayer
Added A Study of an Old Woman by Abbott Handerson Thayer
Added Nantucket Sand Dune by Abbott Handerson Thayer
Added Portrait of Helen Bigelow Merriman by Abbott Handerson Thayer
Added Young Woman in White by Abbott Handerson Thayer
Added Spring Hillside by Abbott Handerson Thayer
Added Girl in White (also known as Margaret Greene) by Abbott Handerson Thayer
Added Mount Monadnock by Abbott Handerson Thayer
Added Flower Studies by Abbott Handerson Thayer
Added The Garden by Abbott Handerson Thayer
Added Waterlilies by Abbott Handerson Thayer
Added Road at Nantucket by Abbott Handerson Thayer
Added Jessie Jay Burge by Abbott Handerson Thayer
Added At the Market Place, Paris by Abbott Handerson Thayer
Added Chadwick’s Dog by Abbott Handerson Thayer
Added Tiger's Head by Abbott Handerson Thayer
Added Still Life-Game by Abbott Handerson Thayer
Added Autumn Landscape by Abbott Handerson Thayer
Added Azores by Abbott Handerson Thayer
Added Beggars by Abram Efimovich Arkhipov
Added Country Road after the Rain by Abram Efimovich Arkhipov
Added Female Portrait by Abram Efimovich Arkhipov
Added Flowers on Veranda by Abram Efimovich Arkhipov
Added Girl by Abram Efimovich Arkhipov
Added Girl in Red by Abram Efimovich Arkhipov
Added Heterocampa Biundata, Walker by Abbott Handerson Thayer
Added Home from Market by Abram Efimovich Arkhipov
Added Impressionist Still Life with Bouquet and Window by Abram Efimovich Arkhipov
Added Lion at Rest by Abbott Handerson Thayer
Added Lunar Catapillar by Abbott Handerson Thayer
Added Lunar Caterpillar by Abbott Handerson Thayer
Added Mother and Child by Abbott Handerson Thayer
Added Sphinx Caterpillar by Abbott Handerson Thayer
Added Standing Woman by Abbott Handerson Thayer
Added Still Life with Brass Vase and Kimono by Abbott Handerson Thayer
Added The Boats by Abram Efimovich Arkhipov
Added The Washer Women by Abram Efimovich Arkhipov
Added Tomb of Verona by Abbott Handerson Thayer
Added View to Monadnock by Abbott Handerson Thayer
Added Water Lilies by Abbott Handerson Thayer
Added Winged Figure Seated upon a Rock by Abbott Handerson Thayer

December 10, 2018

Added A Bride by Abbott Handerson Thayer
Added Ahasuerus at the End of the World by Adolf Hiremy-Hirschl
Added Die Seelen des Acheron by Adolf Hiremy-Hirschl
Added La Nascita di Venere by Adolf Hiremy-Hirschl
Added Scena Pompeiana by Adolf Hiremy-Hirschl
Added The Grave of Achilles by Adolf Hiremy-Hirschl
Added The Only Witness by Adolf Hiremy-Hirschl
Added Venus Reclining in the Waves by Adolf Hiremy-Hirschl
Added an image of The Excursion of the Harem by Jean-Leon Gerome
Added an image of Louis XIV and Molière by Jean-Leon Gerome
Added an image of The Reception of the Siamese Ambassadors at Fontainebleau by Jean-Leon Gerome
Added an image of Public Prayer in the Mosque of Amr, Cairo by Jean-Leon Gerome