Saint Petersburg Academy of the Arts (Repin Academy)

There are many schools out there the claim they are teaching in the classical tradition who are not teaching anything remotely close, and have little or no direct linage to those traditions.The Gold Standard in traditional training in Architecture, Drawing, Painting, and Sculpture, with a 250 year linage, is the Repin Academy in Saint Petersburg, […]

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A Lot of Influence on Classical Art Traditions

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André Lhote André Lhote  was a major ‘keeper of the keys’ for the classic point of view, his book ‘A Treatise on Landscape Painting’ is an excellent informative read. He was born on July 5, 1885 in Bordeaux, where he learned wood carving at a furniture maker’s studio at the age of thirteen. A little later […]

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The Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood

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Although, The The Society of Figurative Arts and Artists is committed to preserving and advancing the best of classical traditions we also offer up what are broadly considered to be some of the worst moments in the venerable traditions of Art. Ruskin and the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood set out to break down classical tradition by defaming it […]

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The Bargue Debacle

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Breakdown in Classical Tradition Many current ‘realist’ ateliers and academies use the Charles Bargue Drawing Course and a tool to teach beginning students how to draw.  This is based on the misconception that the purpose of the course was to teach artists how to draw.  Nothing could be farther from the truth and the record […]

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