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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It managed to straddle the two main camps in academic art at the time, one of idealisation of nature along the lines of Raphael, what you might call classicism, the other a part of the growing realist movement which held that art should be honest, including being truthfully ugly if the subject was ugly.

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

Charles Bargue and Jean-Leon Gerome: Drawing Course

Books by Gerald M. Jianhai Ni rated charlea it was amazing Feb 25, The Bargue Drawing Course is split into three parts, roughly following this pattern. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Shahyeq Ottak rated it it was amazing Jun 24, Thanks for the info, Anthony.


On with the review. Does one have to copy the plates and enlarge them or xharles one use the plates as found in the book? I learned the technique of sight size from this book, which I now apply to great benefit in much of my other work. Audrey rated it it was amazing Jun 10, I also learned an invaluable of approach, that of working from the general to the specific. The course was one of the first drawing curricula ever created for the equivalent of high school students to improve their draftsmanship and visual literacy.

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I can only do so much at one time, so my progress is glacial at best, but I’ve enjoyed trying to reproduce the plates. Oct 12, Michael Springer rated it it was amazing. Sep 15, Melinda rated it it was amazing Shelves: Pen and Ink Techniques Frank Lohan.

Nov 09, Serge Pierro rated it it was amazing Shelves: This review was originally written when I was on the first plate of the course. For those who are interested in classical drawing, this charlws is a must. Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more.

The Charles Bargue Drawing Course

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. It starts off with teaching the ability to judge lines and proportions, then moves onto cast studies, and finally the copying of masterworks.


The Bargue-Gerome Drawing Course is a complete reprint of a famous, late nineteenth drawihg drawing course.

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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. Michelangelo in particular was instrumental in this change of the perception of the artist.

In simple terms, academic art institutions and ateliers at that time were mainly concerned with reproducing nature. Apr 09, Dottie Suggs rated it it was amazing Cgarles Hi paul i cnarles jon de martins book would this similar our should i invest in charles book. The book appears to have been a labour of love on the part of Graydon and his co-editor,Gerald Ackerman.

Hardcoverpages. It is worth it, however, because the level of detail is much higher than laser copies.