Charles Bargue and Jean-Leon Gerome has ratings and 13 reviews. Melinda said: This is the book that Van Gogh used to teach himself. The reading of. The Charles Bargue Drawing Course by Charles Bargue, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. Charles Bargue Drawing Course (Cours De Dessin) Review I owe (and everyone else who gets a copy of the Bargue book owes) Graydon.

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Following a period of drawing from casts, students would move on to copying old masters. I recommend buying the book and not just downloading the PDFs because the print quality is excellent and the explanatory text is worth reading.

I owe and everyone else who gets a copy of the Bargue book owes Graydon and Bargye Ackerman a debt of thanks for getting this invaluable material published at all.

Which is good for beginner? Those poor Renaissance artists had to spend lots of time and energy re-learning what their Medieval brothers and sisters chzrles forgotten, how to represent nature faithfully. An amazing approach to drawing. John Magna rated it it was amazing Mar 28, For many of the plates, a one or two stage simplification of the final finished drawing is included, breaking the drawing down into simplified forms.

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Some plates needed some tweaking because they were too dark or not dark enough. On with the review. You actually have to do the drawings! The concepts, too, are based in the world view of that time.


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Some needed to be cleaned up to be usable. A typical art education in the 19th century would begin with drawing from casts of Greek and Roman statues.

Jul 16, LemontreeLime rated it really liked it Shelves: I can bafgue do so much at one time, so my progress is glacial at best, but I’ve enjoyed trying to reproduce the plates. Oct 29, Loree rated it really liked it Recommends it for: Maybe you DID update the review I dunno. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

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For those who are interested in classical drawing, this book is a must. The results were really incredible — I can say with perfect sincerity that every single booi that came out of those classes was excellent.

Terry rated it liked it May 11, I bought the book. The reading of the material is fast, but now the fun begins as I go back to replicate the drawings.

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There was an error submitting your subscription. Life Drawing in Charcoal Douglas R. Feb 16, Scott rated it it was amazing Shelves: Bargue also had the knack of simplifying his forms in order to make them clearer and easier to copy for the aspiring student. Let’s hike up the demand for this book so that it comes back into print! In fact, this idea that the goal of art was to copy nature, either realistically or in an idealised version, had held sway pretty much since the time of Aristotle.


Hi Linda, Thanks for letting me know. Description Nearly plates from the master teacher’s famous drawing course of the late 19th century comprise drawings of casts, chiefly from antiquity; lithographs in the style of famous drawings by Renaissance and modern masters; and nudes by Bargue himself.

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An A3 laser copy of the first plate on the easel. 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. Are you an author? You have to get your charcoal out and draw. Part of the class required a research paper on the boko artist of our choice.

This drawing course is the most effective I have ever used. On the plus side though, they were beginning to be seen less as low class artisans and were gradually becoming invested with a higher social status.