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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Art students will find it a practical and progressive introduction drawkng realistic figure drawing. I share my work, my evolving process and what knowledge I’ve gained on my own learning journey here, in the hope that it might help you along on yours.

The Bargue book is a series of plates which are to be copied, with some brief instructions on how to do so. Michelangelo in particular was instrumental in this change of the perception of the artist. I choice Charles Bargue. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. It starts off with teaching the ability to judge lines and proportions, then moves onto cast studies, and finally the copying of masterworks. The review below is quite critical of some aspects of the book, partly as a cojrse of the frustrationI was experiencing at the time.

It explains pretty much the right way to do the course. This vourse will be of great interest to professional artists, art students, art historians, and collectors. I have some questions how does Bargue book differs from Harold speed and Juliette aristides book?. Feb 16, Barge rated it it was amazing Shelves: In drawiing to redress the balance somewhat, I would like to point out, as I have in various other pages on this site, that this book has been an absolute godsend in my ongoing efforts to train myself to draw.


Barghe Pogue rated it really liked it Feb 08, Good in places, but not much detail. They were lighter overall, but had nice gradation. The Review The Bargue Drawing course is not something that can appreciated with a cursory look.

The Bargue course is the one that Vincent Van Gogh worked his way through twice on his own. Do you really want to pull out more charcoal paper to get a line drawing of an eye correct?

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. To provide an example: Reviews Be the first to write your review! I was really happy with the black and white. Renan Lyrio Da Rocha rated it it was amazing Aug 07, 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.

Do it the right way and the jump to painting in black and white and then color is a breeze. Practiced professional artists will see at once the problems of representation that are approached by Bargue, and they will delight in his solutions.

Drawing course – Charles Bargue with the collaboration of Jean-Léon Gérôme

The Elements of Drawing John Ruskin. Your email address will not be published. This stuff is hard, and takes years to learn. They are incredibly perfect copies of plates student artists did of them — back in the s.

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Art historians can learn by studying these drawings just what was prized in late 19th century figure painting. 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 something extra going for it.

Oct 29, Loree rated it really liked it Recommends it for: The Bargue Drawing course is not something that can appreciated with a cursory look. I recommend buying the book and not just downloading the PDFs because the print quality is excellent and the explanatory text is worth reading. Celtic Art George Bain. Trivia About Charles Bargue an It was remade from the original in In Part 3, I sometimes had a tiny section left and was too cheap to put it onto another page.

Picasso, the hero of modern art, was a consummate realist when he wanted to be.

It must be said also that the publishers do make the point that the book is only partly intended as a course for students. Life Drawing in Charcoal Douglas R.

Some plates needed some tweaking because bartue were too dark or not dark enough. Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of The manner in which it has been done is considerably less impressive. It was so gratifying to see how proud the students were of their work.

A couple of other points from the original review bear addressing here too: