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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Though I have only gotten through the first few drawings, this is probably the best way to learn drawing if you cannot take part in atelier training. The Bargue-Gerome Drawing Course is a complete reprint of a famous, late nineteenth century drawing course.

I bought the book. That idea now informs everything I do. Pen and Ink Techniques Frank Lohan. Firstly, the quality of the binding. The theoretical excesses of modern art have been matched and even out-done by modern composers. Recently viewed items Drawing course – Charles Bargue with On with the review.

Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. Book ratings by Goodreads. Gloria Carrera rated it it was amazing Sep 15, 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. It contains a set of almost two hundred masterful lithographs of subjects for copying by drawing students before they attempt drawing from life or nature.


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. They might even charge you more for enlarging it.

The Charles Bargue Drawing Course

Maybe you DID update the review I dunno. Finally, I had to create a PDFs for each size of paper, rather than each plate, so that the printer could run them off easily. 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. The Charles Bargue Drawing Course. Nazli rated it it was amazing Aug 09, If you fill this in, you will be marked as a spammer.

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Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide. Do you really want to pull out more charcoal paper to get a line drawing of an eye correct? It also introduces us to the work and life of a hitherto neglected master: Consequently it is a book that will interest artists, art students, art historians, and lovers and collectors of drawings.

These plates are supposed to be taped up onto a drawing drawinb with the copies done beside them, the same size, the better to judge the accuracy of the copies. Just so the Prof. Oct 29, Loree rated it really liked it Recommends it for: Art historians can learn by studying these drawings just what was prized in late 19th century figure painting.

It must be said also that the publishers do make chadles point that the book is only partly intended as a course for students. Drawing Course by Gerald M.


This drawing course is the most effective I have ever used. No trivia or quizzes yet.

Some people talk about spending 50 hours getting one drawing right. Part of the bagrue required a research paper on the master artist of our choice. Students were expected draiwng 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. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. I had long wanted a copy of this book and was not disappointed when I finally received and began reading – studying the plates inside, a masterpiece.

The images, the research, just wow. The Bargue book is a series of plates which are to be copied, with some brief instructions on how to do so. The first consists of plates drawn after casts, usually of antique examples.

You actually have to do the drawings! Be the first to write your review! We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book.

Return to Book Page. They are incredibly perfect copies of plates student artists did of them — back in the s.

That the beautiful drawings in this book are being brought to a wider audience is a very good thing.