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 Post Contemporary Art. Read the ARC Philosophy written by ARC Chairman, Frederick C. Ross, to learn why ARC is so passionately dedicated to realist based art.


Most Recent Blog

In Search of the Real II Exhibition Published on 23 February, 2018

Laguna College of Art and Design, and ARC Approved Atelier, is proud to present "In Search of the Real ll: LCAD Fine Arts Faculty Exhibition", a collection of original works from their esteemed Fine Arts faculty. This exhibition is comprised of drawings, paintings, and sculptures dedicated to contemporary views of the figure, landscape, and still life. All LCAD Fine Arts faculty members are professional artists who are dedicated to mentoring a new generation of artists and to furthering the growth of representational art.
Curated by Chair of LCAD's BFA program in Drawing + Painting, Hope Railey
For more information, please visit our Events Calendar.

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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.

Recent additions to the website

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February 23, 2018

Added Femmes au Bain by Jean-Leon Gerome
Added Golfe d'Akaba by Jean-Leon Gerome
Added La Fuite en Égypte (Nuit) by Jean-Leon Gerome
Added Les Rameaux by Jean-Leon Gerome
Added Bellone by Jean-Leon Gerome
Added Bethsabée by Jean-Leon Gerome
Added Femme au Balcon by Jean-Leon Gerome
Added Le Tigre et le Gardien by Jean-Leon Gerome
Added Prière dans la Mosquée by Jean-Leon Gerome
Added Bashi-Bazouk by Jean-Leon Gerome
Added Marchand Ambulant au Caire by Jean-Leon Gerome
Added At Prayer, Cairo by Jean-Leon Gerome
Added Cléopâtre et César by Jean-Leon Gerome
Added Le Combat de Coqs by Jean-Leon Gerome
Added The Grain Threshers, Egypt by Jean-Leon Gerome
Added Ave Caesar, Morituri te Salutant by Jean-Leon Gerome
Added Mary Magdalene by Jean-Leon Gerome
Added Nude (Queen Rodophe) by Jean-Leon Gerome
Added image of Moses on Mount Sinai by Jean-Leon Gerome
Added image of Corinthe, A Seated Female Nude by Jean-Leon Gerome
Added image of Corinthe, A Seated Female Nude by Jean-Leon Gerome
Added image of Corinthe, A Seated Female Nude by Jean-Leon Gerome
Added image of Corinthe, A Seated Female Nude by Jean-Leon Gerome
Added image of Corinthe, A Seated Female Nude by Jean-Leon Gerome
Added image of Corinthe, A Seated Female Nude by Jean-Leon Gerome

February 21, 2018

Added Easter School to Calendar
Added Self-portrait by Max Klinger
Added Genie (Künstler) by Max Klinger
Added Zweite Zukunft by Max Klinger
Added Happiness by Max Klinger
Added In the Park by Max Klinger
Added Intermezzo by Max Klinger
Added New Dreams of Happiness by Max Klinger
Added Shame by Max Klinger
Added Going Under by Max Klinger
Added Huldigung by Max Klinger
Added Place by Max Klinger
Added Portrait of Mme. Waskiewicz by Jules Bastien-Lepage
Added Rescue by Max Klinger
Added Simplici Schreibstunde by Max Klinger
Added Simplicius in der Waldeinöde by Max Klinger
Added Simplicius unter den Soldaten by Max Klinger
Added Triumph by Max Klinger
Added Wünsche by Max Klinger
Added Siesta II by Max Klinger
Added Sterbender Wanderer by Max Klinger
Added Herrscher by Max Klinger
Added Krieg by Max Klinger
Added Leuckart Certificate (Penelope) by Max Klinger
Added Malerische Zueignung by Max Klinger
Added Mondnacht by Max Klinger
Added Old Man Praying (St. Anthony) by Max Klinger
Added Pegasus and the Young Bellephron by Max Klinger
Added Pest by Max Klinger
Added Ritter Tod by Max Klinger
Added Schaukel by Max Klinger
Added Siesta I by Max Klinger
Added The Release of Prometheus by Max Klinger
Added Titelblatt by Max Klinger
Added Tote Mutter by Max Klinger
Added Und Doch by Max Klinger
Added Verfolgter Centaur by Max Klinger
Added Verfolgung by Max Klinger
Added Versuchung by Max Klinger
Added image of Vessels by Jason Patrick Jenkins
Added image of Unburdened by Jason Patrick Jenkins
Added image of Revelation by Jason Patrick Jenkins
Added image of Pequena Muerte by Jason Patrick Jenkins
Added image of Orpheus by Jason Patrick Jenkins
Added image of Kit in Cool Light by Jason Patrick Jenkins
Added image of Justin by Jason Patrick Jenkins
Added image of Icarus by Jason Patrick Jenkins
Added image of Hindsight by Jason Patrick Jenkins
Added image of Greg by Jason Patrick Jenkins
Added image of Fragility by Jason Patrick Jenkins
Added image of Evolution by Jason Patrick Jenkins
Added image of Doryphoros by Jason Patrick Jenkins
Added image of Dionne by Jason Patrick Jenkins
Added image of Crescendo, a public demonstration by Jason Patrick Jenkins
Added image of Black, White, and Copper by Jason Patrick Jenkins
Added image of Angel by Jason Patrick Jenkins
Added image of Alex M in Amarillo by Jason Patrick Jenkins

February 20, 2018

Added Adam from Eva und die Zukunft by Max Klinger
Added An die Schönheit by Max Klinger
Added Die Schlange by Max Klinger
Added Dritte Zukunft by Max Klinger
Added Erste Zukunft by Max Klinger
Added Eva by Max Klinger
Added At the Gate by Max Klinger
Added Awakening by Max Klinger
Added Death by Max Klinger
Added Dedication by Max Klinger
Added A Life by Max Klinger
Added Abduction by Max Klinger
Added Action by Max Klinger
Added Ängste by Max Klinger
Added Integer Vitae... by Max Klinger
Added Am Meer by Max Klinger
Added Amor, Tod und Jenseits by Max Klinger
Added Die Chaussee by Max Klinger
Added Die Ferngeliebte (Errinerung) by Max Klinger
Added Evocation by Max Klinger
Added Ex Libris of Eduard Arnhold by Max Klinger
Added Ex Libris of Elsa Asenijeff by Max Klinger
Added First Encounter by Max Klinger
Added Frühlingsanfang by Max Klinger
Added Gefallener Reiter by Max Klinger

February 17, 2018

Added In Search Of The Real ll to Calendar

February 16, 2018

Added American Painters in Italy to Calendar