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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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The Charles Bargue Drawing Course

I also learned an invaluable of approach, that of working from the coursse to the specific. Lessons in Classical Painting: Return to Book Page.

Christopher rated it it was ok Jun 30, In simple terms, academic art institutions and ateliers at that time were mainly concerned with reproducing nature.

Vol 1 plates are all whole-page drawings. Nazli rated it it was amazing Aug 09, In order 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. Book ratings by Goodreads. I just received my own Bargue copy today and it did not let me down. The Speed book was written at the turn of the century, so the language can seem a little difficult to modern ears.


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But unfortunately there are a few problems with it. See all reviews. I can only do so much at one time, so my progress is glacial at best, but I’ve dawing trying to reproduce the plates. If you want to study figurative drawing, look up Bargue drawings on YouTube to see what sight-size technique is about, then google for the print-resolution downloadable pdf of the images, and then get the book and get started.

Second is that copying the book in this manner means that you ruin the binding on the spine. Hi Linda, Thanks for letting me know.

You have to get your charcoal out and draw. Now check your email. More of a really worthwhile addition. This is simply astounding. The Elements of Drawing John Ruskin. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. But then, neither is any art book.


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Trivia About Charles Bargue an They are incredibly perfect copies of plates student artists did of them — back in the s. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Thank you for your review!

By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. 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. I bought the book. Write a customer review. As a side note, there is an e-version of this information that is available online in digital form with plates that have been restored and are in a high resolution format, videos, etc at less than half the cost.