Loving Traditional Realism

In future this site will publish interesting information about realist artists, their views and their work on a more regular basis. Let us begin with a short video clip by our founder member Charles Harris who explains why traditional realism is so important today.

In just under three minutes Charles tells us about the route art has taken from the old masters to modern times and what we can do to revive it.

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New Members January 2018

We are pleased to be able to present our January list of new members to our Association Embracing Realist Art (AERA). Just browse through the members list and take a look at their biographies. Joined since September 2017 we can now welcome our new friends:

Linda Adair
Kay Boyce
John Cooney
James Earley
Virgil Elliot
Ralf Heynen
Joe Hush

It is very encouraging to see how many artists now follow in the footsteps of the old masters learning the skills and developing new ways of creating, based on the old traditions.

Realist art is a wonderful means of communication without the lengthy explanations which often accompany modern art. Let us continue in our efforts to employ this universal visual language to convey beauty, to capture a moment in time, or even to warn or accuse or whatever other task we set ourselves.

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Figurative Art Convention and Expo

News Flash

The Art Renewal Centre will be holding a figurative art convention in Miami in two weeks time. If you have a chance of going you will be able to meet with a number of excellent artists. Their website will give you details about the programme and costs.

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New Members September 2017

We are pleased to be able to present more new members to our Association Embracing Realist Art (AERA). Just browse through the members list and take a look at their biographies. Joined since May 2017 we can now welcome our new friends:

Angerer der Ältere (the Elder) – Germany
Robyn Collier – Australia
David Johnson – UK
Paul Kelley – Canada

It is promising to see how many artists are striving to follow in the footsteps of the old masters learning the skills and developing new ways of creating, based on the old traditions.

Realist art has so much more to tell without the lengthy explanations which often accompany abstracts. Let us continue in our efforts to employ this universal visual language to convey beauty, to capture a moment in time, or even to warn or accuse or whatever other task we set ourselves.

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New Members May 2017

We are pleased to be able to present a number of new members to our Association Embracing Realist Art (AERA). Just browse through the members list and take a look at their biographies. Joined since November 2016 we can now welcome our new friends:

Andrew Peters – USA
Richard Harpum – England
Virgil Elliot – USA
Kevin Aita – USA
Ian Walton – Wales

Support granted by Julian Spalding

We know that the art establishment does not accept traditional artists with open arms. Let us try and change this by demanding reform, especially when public money is only spent on the very old and the extremely modern. Let us ensure that traditional art has a place beside the modernists.

People might argue that a photograph can do better than a painting. However will a photo survive even one generation? Will digital storage media still be legible in 20 years time? Had the Egyptians painted abstracts how would we have known how they lived.

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Julian Spalding on Art


The introduction to Julian Spalding´s website will give you a 3 minute brief on some of his ideas. There is however a more comprehensive presentation on the iai Academy website. Although it only allows you free viewing for 20 minutes a month those 20 minutes of Julian Spalding´s presentation are a revelation. He unmasks conceptual art for what it is. If you want to sign up to watch the full 45 minutes you may want to read their privacy policy first.

 

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Charles Harris Masterclasses in Spain

artist Charles HarrisProfessor Charles Harris teaches masterclasses in Spain.
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More about the course click here

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Lost Secrets of Classical Art

Charles Harris has started a new series of articles for an online newspaper.

Click here – Lost secrets of classical art and the subsequent failure of modern art
In it Charles contemplates the effects modern art has on seaside towns.

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Membership Applications

AERA iconNow and then we receive membership applications which make it difficult for us to reply to. We certainly welcome new members who are willing to support our cause. However, we also ask applicants to present a personal website so that viewers can find out more about them. As a single page on this site is just not enough to do an artist justice this site will link to the artist´s personal website.

If you want to find out more about becoming a member click here.

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