International Guild of Realism
The New Reality: The Frontier of Realism in the 21st Century

Museum Tour  |  2008 - 2011

The New Reality: The Frontier of Realism in the 21st Century is the first traveling museum show of this century to not only look at the state of Realism painting around the world, but to also compare those artworks with their historical predecessors.

Fifty-six artists are represented with sixty-five paintings from the United States, Canada, The Netherlands, Korea, Russia, France, Iceland, Romania, Norway, and Finland in this juried show organized by the International Guild of Realism.

The exhibition looks at such media as oil, acrylic, egg tempera, graphite and colored pencil to give viewers a snapshot of how Realism artists are approaching their art form today.

Each artist was asked to identify one historical painting that can be used by museum attendees to compare and contrast today's work with the pioneers of this art technique. The artists cited such predecessors as Ingres, Da Vinci, Dürer, Vermeer, Harnett, Constable, Memling and Dali as starting points for their current work as they explored still life, landscape, figurative and even trompe l'oeil art forms. In some cases, the contrast between the old and the new is startling; in other cases, one can almost see the apprentice soaking up the Old Master's techniques for modern visuals.

Each of the sixty-five contemporary paintings can be directly compared with an historic Realism painting. Each wall label features an image of a related historic painting.


Selected Artists

Albino Hinojosa
Andrew Denman
Anne Kullaf
Arlene Steinberg
Arleta Pech
Bernard Scholl
Bonnie Hamlin
Bryce Cameron Liston
Camille Engel
Cindy Revell
Colin Poole
Damon Denys
David Camp
Debra Teare
Don Clapper
Donelli DiMaria
Donna Surprenant
Ellen Catherwood
Frances Poole
Fredrick Denys
Gail Gash Taylor
Gary J. Hernandez
George A. Gonzalez
Gerald Schwartz
Ginger Bowen
Grace Kimball
Isabelle du Toit (Rouaud)
Jane Jones
Janet Weaver
Jean Miller Harding
Karl Jóhann Jónsson
Ken Fuller
Kimberly Merrill
Kolbjørn Håseth
Kory Fluckiger
Larry Charles
Laura den Hertog
Lee Alban
Linda Lucas Hardy
Lorena Kloosterboer
Mark Thompson
Oleg Radvan
Pamela Carroll
Rik Viola
Robert Aragon
Scott Royston
Sheila Cantrell
Tom Cardamone
Vadim Dolgov
Vala Ola
Véronique Molinier
Victor Leger
William Yenkevich
Zamfir Dumitrescu



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