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July 2009

The Committee to Write the Catalogue Raisonne on William Bouguereau has finished its work.

July 27, 2009

Catalogue Raisonne Update: The Committee to Write the Catalogue Raisonne on William Bouguereau 1825-1905 has completed its work; the committee will accept no further additions to the publication.

This Herculean effort spanning 30 years was undertaken by a determined team of 19th Century Art experts, set to fill the void of information on Bouguereau, one of history’s greatest masters.

The contents are now in the publisher's hands. The Antique Collector's Club will be giving us the release date as soon as possible. The announcement will be forthcoming.

The Catalogue Raisonne which is due to be jointly published by Art Renewal Center® and the Antique Collectors Club, includes information on all of William Bouguereau's 826 known paintings, as well as the entire 600 page biography written by Damien Bartoli, along with an introduction by Fred Ross, ARC Chairman and President of the Bouguereau Committee.

You may still pre order a Bouguereau Catalogue Raisonne or pay the balance on your deposit at ARC Store, the e-commerce site for Art Renewal Center, a 501c3 Educational Foundation.
Click here for articles and more information on William Bouguereau.

ARC Approved BACAA Drawing and Painting Workshop

July 27, 2009

ARC Approved Atelier™ Bay Area Classical Artist Atelier is very proud to announce:
Jon deMartin: Life drawing from the figure and the head
August 31-September 4, 2009
Application for Jon deMartin Life Drawing Workshop
Application for Michael Grimaldi Figure Painting Workshop 8/17-28/09
Click here for more information about BACAA.

BACAA Workshop
Julie Reclining
by Jon deMartin

New Joaquin Sorolla y Batista Exhibition Catalog

July 27, 2009

Joaquin Sorolla y Batista Exhibition Catalog
A new 536 - page hardcover catalog has been published and printed in Spain for the opening of the Sorolla Exhibition at the Prado May 26, 2009.

This new volume is rendered with the highest quality materials in both printing and binding. The English edition, 9 1/2" x 12" also includes 300 images in full color. Sorolla's daughter Maria graces the dust jacket.

The price is $119, plus USA shipping.

Click here to order.

Call for Entries: International 2009/2010 ARC Salon 6th Annual Competition

July 23, 2009

Call for Entries
The Art Renewal Center's
International 2009/2010 ARC Salon™

Win International Recognition Overnight
Have your work seen by 5.5 Million Yearly Visitors

More than $48,000 in Awards
Now with more Awards and the newly added Category of Animal Art
Award Winners and Finalists will be featured on the
Art Renewal Center website and in our full color catalogue.


Best in Show: $10,000 cash award plus gallery space in the Museum section of the ARC’s website. Gallery space will include the artist’s biographical information accompanied by 1 to 5 web pages of the artist’s finest works. The winner will also gain automatic acceptance as an ARC Approved Artist with exemption from the application process and $150 application fee..

The William Bouguereau Award - Emotion, Theme, and the Figure: $3,000

6 First Place Awards: $2,500 awarded in each category
6 Second Place Awards: $1,000 awarded in each category
6 Third Place Awards: $500 awarded in each category

Chairman's Choice Award: 2 Awarded at $500 each

ARC Staff Award: 4 Awarded at $100 each

Minimum of $10,000 in Purchase Awards
Works do not have to be for sale to be eligible for the competition. Purchase awards will be chosen from the finalists by our four judges and awarded at the sole discretion of the ARC's Chairman, Fred Ross.

30 Honorable Mentions: Award winners will receive an Award Certificate and have their winning artwork accompanied by their name displayed on the ARC website.

Top 100 Finalists will have their entry accompanied by their name displayed on the ARC website and will also be featured in the 2009/2010 ARC Salon™ Catalog.

You can download entry forms in either PDF or Microsoft Word format.

For more details click here for the ARC Salon Prospectus section.

Entry Deadline: Entries must be postmarked no later than October 31, 2009

"Traditional Oil Painting" by Virgil Elliott is now available through ARC

July 23, 2009

Art Renewal Center® is pleased to offer:

"Traditional Oil Painting"
Advanced Techniques and Concepts from the Renaissance to the Present

by ARC Living Master™ Virgil Elliott.
Click Here to order yours now.

Traditional Oil Painting by Virgil Elliot

ARC Museum: 10 New Images Added

July 22, 2009

Ten new works of art have been added to the ARC Museum so far today, including pieces by the following artists:

Frederick Hendrik Kaemmerer
Henriette Ronner-Knip
Ferdinand Carl Sierig
Jan Zoetelief Tromp
Jacobus Van Der Stok
Salomon Leonardus Verveer
Jan Hendrik Weissenbruch
George Pieter Westenberg

More new works of art are scheduled to be added each day this week. Be sure to check back soon.

Urban Larsson is now an ARC Living Artist™

July 22, 2009

Urban Larsson studied Art History at the University of Stockholm, Architecture at the Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, then Drawing and Painting in Florence, Italy, at the Studio Cecil & Graves. After his studies in Florence, he moved to Amsterdam to settle as a painter. His portraits are painted only from life through sittings and in a tradition that has evolved over more than four centuries – sight-size.

Click here
to view the Urban Larsson Gallery.
Urban Larsson is an ARC Living Artist™
Spanish Woman
by Urban Larson

ARC Museum: 14 New Images Added

July 21, 2009

Fourteen new works of art have been added to the ARC Museum so far today, including pieces by the following artists:

Edward Burne-Jones
William Callow
James Charles
Sir George Clausen
Walter Crane
Myles Birket Foster, R.W.S.
Frederick Daniel Hardy
Henry Moore
Charles Rossiter
John William Waterhouse

More new works of art are scheduled to be added today.

This post will be updated throughout the day as more images are made available, so check back soon!

Frank Mason Has Passed Away

July 21, 2009

Frank Mason, legendary artist and instructor passed away on the morning of June 16th, 2009. The funeral service was held at Grace Church in New York on Saturday, June 27th.

Frank was an ARC Living Master™ and has continuously placed in the International ARC Salon.

All of us here at ARC extend our sincerest condolences to Ann Mason and their family.

For more information about the life and work of Frank Mason click here.

Amy by Frank Mason
by Frank Mason

ARC Museum: 12 New Images Added

July 18, 2009

Twelve new works of art have been added to the ARC Museum so far today, including pieces by the following artists:

Ivan Constantinovich Aivazovsky
Nikolai Bogdanoff-Bjelski
Isaak Izrailevich Brodsky
Sir William Russell Flint
Konstantin Yakovlevich Kryzhitsky
Boris Mikhailovich Kustodiev
Vladimir Egorovich Makovsky
Mikhail Vasilievich Nesterov
Vladmir Donatovitch Orlovsky
Vasily Dmitrievich Polenov

More new works of art are scheduled to be added today.

This post will be updated throughout the day as more images are made available, so check back soon!

ARC Museum: 10 New Images Added

July 15, 2009

Ten new works of art have been added to the ARC Museum today, including pieces by the following artists:

Marcel Brunery
Alexei Alexeivich Harlamoff (3 Pieces)
Marianus Adrianus Koekkoek
Charles Henri Joseph Leickert
Emile Munier
Mihály Munkácsy
Bernard Jean Corneille Pothast
Emilie Preyer

ARC Museum: 10 New Images Added

July 14, 2009

Portrait of Mitt Romney by ARC Living Master™ Richard Whitney

July 13, 2009

ARC Living Master™ Richard Wheeler Whitney, has completed a portrait of Governer Mitt Romney which will remain in the collection of the Massachusetts State House in Boston, Massachusetts.

Richard Whitney Portrait of Mit Romney
Portrait of Mitt Romney
by Richard Whitney

Fred Ross on the Hoax of Modernism

July 13, 2009

“I am committed to a return to standards of excellence in the visual arts, and to exposing the destructive hoax of modernism which has taken control of our culture’s museums, institutions of higher learning, and journalistic criticism. I want to offer opposing views and make it clear that modern art is a dead end. If everything is art then nothing is art. Their work amounts to art about art, whereas all of the great art from history has been art about life”.

…Fred Ross1

1Excerpt from the Classical Realism Journal, Volume VI, Issue 1

Click here to read the ARC Philosophy by ARC Chairman, Fred Ross.

ARC's Museum Helped Out Where No One Else Could

July 13, 2009

[GoodArt] Excerpt from GoodArt Post Re: Looking for a Bouguereau painting:

"I simply meant a good quality, hi-res digital reproduction, not a print. The painting came up for discussion on another forum and I wanted to get as detailed a look at it as possible. And once again, ARC's museum helped out where no one
else could."

ARC Museum: 8 New Images Added

July 8, 2009

We have added 8 new works of art to the online museum, including one piece by each of the following artists:

Eugene de Blaas
Giovanni Boldini
Joseph Caraud
Tito Conti
Francois Alfred Delobbe
Gian Francesco Locatello
Bernard Jean Corneille Pothast
Auguste Toulmouche

See Restored "La Vierge aux Angels" by William Bouguereau, Now in the ARC Museum

July 2, 2009

The ARC Museum now has two image files for William Bouguereau's popular work, La Vierge aux Anges. Our original image of the painting predates the cleaning by the Getty Museum for their show: Adolphe-William Bouguereau: An Introduction 2005- June,2006.

Click here to view the old version
Click here to view the cleaned painting

Click here for information on the restoration.

La Vierge aux Anges, 1881
by William Bouguereau
after restoration

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