The International Guild of Realism (IGOR) is one of the world’s most prestigious institutions for traditional arts. On view for just a few more days is a tantalizing exhibition of masterworks from the organization’s most exceptional painters. Where?
On view through June 11 at the Albany Museum of Art in Albany, Georgia, are nearly 70 masterworks by 65 of the International Guild of Realism’s most outstanding painters. Selected by a jury of their peers, one can rest assured that the quality and impact of the works displayed will be like no other.
Via the museum webpage: “Contemporary realism emerged in America in the late 1960s and early 1970s as a movement concerned with the straightforward realistic approach to representation which continues to be widely practiced in this post-abstract era and is different than photorealism, which is somewhat exaggerated, ironic and conceptual in nature.”
To learn more, visit the Albany Museum of Art.
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Andrew Webster is the former Editor of Fine Art Today and worked as an editorial and creative marketing assistant for Streamline Publishing. Andrew graduated from The University of North Carolina at Asheville with a B.A. in Art History and Ceramics. He then moved on to the University of Oregon, where he completed an M.A. in Art History. Studying under scholar Kathleen Nicholson, he completed a thesis project that investigated the peculiar practice of embedded self-portraiture within Christian imagery during the 15th and early 16th centuries in Italy.


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