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. Before I get into the review proper, I just want to say a few words about what transpired when one of the authors of the Charles Bargue Drawing. Charles Bargue (c. / – April 6, ) was a French painter and lithographer noted for devising an influential drawing course.

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Save your charcoal paper for more finished drawings later on. Trivia About Charles Bargue an Compare art with music. I also learned an invaluable of approach, that of working from the general to the specific.

Dec 10, Laura rated it it was amazing. I am sure there are many people that will argue with the efficacy of directly copying master drawings of figures and sculptures, but in my personal experience it has proven to be an excellent way to teach a beginner, as well as hone an accomplished artist’s skills. On with the review. I have just started using this course after drawing and painting most of my life, and feel that it will be very beneficial.

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Customer ratings and reviews. The book is essentially a collection of plates that offer various degrees of difficulty. The result is a convergence of Classicism and Realism. Some needed to be cleaned up to be usable.


Art historians can learn by studying these drawings just what was prized in late 19th century figure painting. Baegue people talk about spending 50 hours getting one drawing right. The first consists of plates drawn after casts, usually of antique examples. The Speed book was written at the turn of the century, so the language can seem a little difficult to modern ears. Guide to Landscape Painting J. Following a period of courae from casts, students would move on to copying old masters.

This volume will be of great interest to professional artists, art students, art historians, and collectors. This product is not sold individually.

Bargue did some wonderful paintings, good choice! I was studying classical drawing, and this book is recommended as a way to get practice using exercises from the French Academy.

That idea now informs everything I do. With great care, the student is introduced to continually more difficult problems in the close observing and chares of nature. Different parts of the body are studied in order of difficulty, until full baargue are presented. Oct 12, Michael Springer rated it it was amazing. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. It also introduces us to the work and life of a hitherto neglected master: We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book.


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I choice Charles Bargue. Bargue also had the knack of simplifying his forms in order to make them clearer and easier to copy for the aspiring student. Maybe you DID update the review I dunno. It bargu remade from the original in Neha Vats rated it liked it Dec 16, After that, all you have to do is tape them together, and voila, you have your full-size plate to copy. I had already seen adults make huge strides by using this course in dedicated art curricula, where each student had already identified themselves as artists, but this success was on a different level.

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I paint realism in oils, mostly still life. Michelangelo in particular was instrumental in this change of the perception of the courrse.

The first part is a series of drawings from casts, the second part a series of copies of old master drawings.