Charles Bargue (c. / – April 6, ) was a French painter and lithographer noted for devising an influential drawing course. 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. 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.

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A typical art education in the 19th century would begin with drawing from casts of Greek and Roman statues. I recommend buying the book and not just downloading the PDFs because the print cbarles is excellent and the explanatory text is worth reading. I have some questions how does Bargue book differs from Harold speed and Juliette aristides book?. Funny about living a long time – although there’s less time left in my life, I feel more able to be patient in such endeavors.

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Save your charcoal paper for more finished drawings later on. ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. For twenty years, he was a professor of art history at Pomona College in California. Nazli rated it it was amazing Aug 09, Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources.

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.

The Bargue book is a series of plates which bargje to be copied, with some brief instructions on how to do so.

That the beautiful drawings in this book are being brought to a wider audience is a very good thing. The Renaissance marked a return to the natural and idealised forms of classical Greek and Roman art, but now often in the service of the Church.


C. Bargue Drawing Course

Or they should be included in a digital format, so that they can be printed full size without all the jumping through hoops that the present book requires. 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.

The Bargue course is the one that Vincent Van Gogh worked his way through twice on his own. On with the review. The aim of this book is a worthy one.

I haven’t checked it out yet, but I do plan on doing so.

Excellent resource for learning atelier drawing methods. Only a purist who really wants to learn how to draw very well could appreciate this book. It managed to straddle the two main camps in academic art at bafgue time, one of idealisation of nature along the lines of Raphael, what you might call classicism, the chqrles a part of the growing realist movement which held that art should be honest, including being truthfully ugly if the subject was ugly.

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It starts off with teaching the ability to judge lines and proportions, then moves onto cast studies, and finally the copying of masterworks. Yep, I just got the book too. To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: They were lighter overall, but had nice gradation.

And you might even end up with a better idea of what this drawing course is about if I manage to stay on the point for more than five minutes at a time. Perspective Made Easy Ernest Norling.

bafgue Oct 29, Loree rated it really liked it Recommends it for: Essential Techniques from Inside the Atelier. This review was originally written when I was on the first plate of the course.

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Charles Bargue

The book is 25 x 27cm in size. We use cookies to give you the best possible experience. Celtic Art George Bain. If a full scale charcoal rendering takes 50 hours, it takes 50 hours. To provide an example: It is a beautiful book bargeu I am glad that I have it.

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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 of you ready to get started, be aware that some of these files are quite large: Neha Vats rated it liked it Dec 16, He is a specialist of Gerome and published studies on other 19th century American and European artists, as well as on the theory of academic art.

Those poor Renaissance artists had to spend lots of time and energy re-learning what their Medieval brothers and sisters had forgotten, how to represent nature faithfully. Part 3 can be challenging because you have to get the gestural drawing right and then fill in the blanks. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. That idea now informs everything I do.

I hope another publisher with a better idea of how to go about their business produces a more usable, better constructed one. Shahyeq Ottak rated it it was amazing Jun 24, The theoretical excesses of modern art have been matched and even out-done by modern composers.

It must be said also that the publishers do make the point that the book is only partly intended as a course for students.