"Masterworks" Museum Tour
Camille Engel's painting, "Strike A Pose", is featured in the 2 page prosepectuse (see below) describing the museum tour and The International Guild of Realism.
Excerpt from "Masterworks, from The International Guild of Realism"
Masterworks from the Original Guild of Realism is a new initiative intended to survey and recognize achievement in realism, and result in a traveling museum exhibition. The exhibition will consist of 60-65 artworks selcted by a jury-of-peers shaped by input from the project's curator. Artcyclopedia.com defines Contemporary Realism as a movement which emerged in America, in the late 1960's and early 1970's concerned with "the straightforward realistic approach to representation which continues to be widely practiced in this post-abstract era...(and) is different from photorealism, which is somewhat exaggerated and ironic and conceptual in its nature. "Realism" as a general term in the arts describes the visually accurate representation of the appearance of the world we live in. In the broadest sense, realism in a work of art exists wherever something has been well observed and accurately depicted. Encyclopedia Britannica defines realism in the arts as, "the accurate detailed, unembellished depiction of nature or of contemporary life." The Internationl Guild of Realism represent some 350 artists from some 35 countries around the world who form a disparate group, and through literate in conventions of Modern Art, choose to work traditionally. Many members also specialize in subcategories of realism such as magic realism, photorealism, hyper realism, classical realism and trompe l'oeil to name but a few.
The mission of The International Guild of Realism is to advance fine art and to promote the careers of the representational artists it represents. Among the goals of the Guild are to recognize the best realists working today, and to share their work with the public. Toward that end, the International Guild of Realism reached out to David J. Wagner, L.L.C. to produce a traveling exhibition of museum-quality works representative of the best work of its memebers today who work in a range of media including oil, acrylic, egg tempera, graphite and colored pencil. Masterworks from the The International Guild of Realism is comprised of a range of high quality artwork, extending from the ultra-contemporary to timeless traditional realism.