Charles Bargue Drawing Course. Louis will be on hand to help students to understand the effects of light and shadow, creating the illusion of form on paper. Donor challenge: For only 2 more days, a generous supporter will match your donations 2-to Triple your impact! Dear Internet Archive. Charles Bargue and Jean-Leon Gerome has ratings and 13 reviews. Melinda said: This drawing course is the most effective I have ever used. I am sure t.

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The quality of the binding is, in my opinion, very poor. Bargue Plates teach students proportion, value, and other essential drawing skills, and are used by contemporary artists to increase their visual literacy.

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The Speed book was written at the turn of the century, so the language can seem a little difficult to modern ears. I was studying classical drawing, and this book is recommended as a way ddawing get practice using exercises from the French Academy. If you just love drawing and have money to burn, you should buy it. Bargue also had the knack of simplifying his forms in order to make them clearer and easier to copy for the aspiring student. For those who are interested in classical drawing, this book is a must.

Many of the lessons found in examining and replicating these plates are used by contemporary artists in their work. Thank you for the review. The course was one of the first drawing curricula ever created for the equivalent of high school students to improve their draftsmanship and visual literacy.

Christopher rated drswing it was ok Jun 30, Your email address will not be published. Students were expected to copy these drawings with great accuracy, producing work which was to all intents and purposes indistinguishable from the originals, assuming they were up to the job.

This volume will be bqrgue great interest to professional artists, art students, art historians, and collectors. Kathy rated it really liked it Aug 01, Let’s hike up the demand for this book so that it comes back into print! I need to accept the process and not be in such a hurry. To understand it properly, some understanding of how academic art was taught in the late 19th century, when it was published, will help. I do believe that this wilful abandonment of the traditions of the past has given rise to a growing representational baggue which has a strong drqwing to hark back to the late 19th century.


According to the introduction of this publication, there were a few competitors on the market at the time, but the Bargue course had something extra going for it. Bargue did some wonderful paintings, good choice!

The Charles Bargue Drawing Course

Fawaz Ali rated it it was amazing Aug 08, In order to redress the balance somewhat, I would like to point out, as I have in various other pages on this site, that this book has been an absolute godsend in my ongoing efforts to train myself to draw.

Bargue was a superb draughtsman, it fairly drips off the pages, with plate after plate of beautifully realised drawings. The reading of the material is fast, but now the fun begins as I go back to replicate the drawings. This stuff is hard, and takes years to learn. Which is good for beginner?

The images, the research, just wow. Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more. Perspective Made Easy Ernest Norling. The Review The Bargue Drawing course is not something that can appreciated with a cursory look. I choice Charles Bargue. I have started one copy in a size just a little larger than in the book, but will get larger copies made.

There are no discussion topics on this book charkes. It starts off with teaching the ability to judge lines and proportions, then moves onto cast studies, and finally the copying of dawing. If you want to study figurative drawing, look up Bargue drawings on YouTube to see what sight-size technique cuarles about, then google for the print-resolution downloadable pdf of the images, and then barrgue the book and get started.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Part of the class required a research paper on the master artist of our choice. Old style academic ateliers are springing up all over the place, and the pendulum is swinging back the other way, at least in some quarters. I will definitely do that, but not as big as 18x The book does not however work if you purchase it to collect dust. The Bargue course is the one that Vincent Van Gogh worked his way through twice on his own.


Hawthorne on Painting Mrs. The Bargue book is a series of plates which are xharles be copied, with some brief instructions on how to do so.

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The Aristides book is an overview. Refresh and try again.

I do think it would have been nice for the authors or publisher to at least offer a full size version of the lithos in pdf form. Really is a challenge but as an artist all drawkng my life, it is a wonderful challenge, your crit was fair, anmd I do agree about the pages would have been better loose for this prupose.

Maybe you DID update the review I dunno. It managed to straddle the two main camps in academic art at the time, one of idealisation of nature along the lines of Raphael, what you might call classicism, the other a part of the growing realist movement which held that art should be honest, including being truthfully ugly if the subject was ugly. I have just started using this course after drawing and painting most of my life, and feel that it will be very beneficial.

There is something so beautiful about pencil on paper…. More charlex a really worthwhile addition. Well, what follows is entirely my personal opinion, so take it with a pinch of salt if you like. Sheikh Tajamul rated it really liked it Apr 20,