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 book is essentially drqwing collection of plates that offer various degrees of difficulty. I had always wanted to see what it looked like, and now I’m probably going to buy a copy and work my way through it as well.

Daniel Pogue rated it really liked it Feb 08, Dec 10, Laura rated it it was amazing. Following a period of drawing from casts, students would move on to copying old masters. Return to Book Page. What is the key principle of Bargue book?. I hope another publisher with a better idea of how to go about their business produces a more usable, better constructed abrgue.

Nazli rated it it was amazing Aug 09, The Charles Bargue Drawing Course. It starts off with teaching the ability to judge lines and proportions, charels moves onto cast studies, and finally the copying of masterworks. Hi paul i bought jon de martins book would this similar our should i invest in charles book. These plates are supposed to be taped up onto a drawing board with the copies done beside them, the same size, the better to judge the accuracy of the copies.

I am surprised how much bargus a challenge it is. Kathy rated it really liked it Aug 01, According to the introduction of this publication, there were a few competitors on the market at the time, but the Bargue course had cjarles extra going for it.


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The Bargue course is the one that Vincent Van Gogh worked his way through twice on his own. This is simply astounding. I do believe that this wilful abandonment of the traditions of the past has given rise to a growing representational movement which has a strong tendency to hark back barvue the late 19th century. For those who are interested in classical drawing, this book is a must.

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Bargue also had the knack of simplifying his forms in order to make them clearer and easier chafles copy for the aspiring student. Many of the lessons found in examining and replicating these plates are used by contemporary artists in their work.

I choice Charles Bargue. If you just love drawing and have money to burn, you should buy it. I learned the technique of sight size from this book, which I now apply to great benefit in much of my other work. Thanks for the info, Anthony. There is something so beautiful about pencil on paper….

Graydon Parrish, one of the editors of the book, sent me a very nice email having read this review, and considering how critical I was, he was very polite.

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This stuff is hard, and takes years to learn. The manner in which it has been done is considerably less impressive. Charpes Bargue book is a series of plates which are to be copied, with some brief instructions on how to do so.

Hardcoverpages. Does one have to copy the plates and enlarge them or can one use the plates as found in the book?


I have just started using this course after drawing and painting most of my life, and feel that it will be very beneficial. Drawihg actually have to do the drawings! 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. Visit our Beautiful Books page and find ddrawing books for kids, photography lovers and more.

Your email address will not be published. Hi Sandra, I was researching the original size and some claim the size range was around the 18×24″ mark.

The concepts, too, are based in the world view of that time. It was so gratifying to see how proud the students were of their work. Thanks for doing this review sir!

Charles Bargue and Jean-Leon Gerome: Good in places, but not much detail. Now check your email.

Basic Bargue Plate Walkthrough – General Drawing – Smartermarx

Secondly, Graydon has told me since writing this that they did want to have at least some of the plates included loose-leaf in the original size, but it was a no go with the publisher. In fact, even artists that practiced a less objective form of visual representation, such as Pablo Picasso, spent time studying from the Bargue Plates. I also learned an invaluable of approach, that of working from the darwing to the specific.

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