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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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Gloria Carrera rated it it was amazing Sep 15, Hardcoverpages.

On with the review. People do both Sandra. It seems to me so far that section 1 is the essential course and the next 2 are sort of add ons. Parrish was not too displeased as I read your review and the points seem quite fair. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

I want to have them side by side, on the drawing board, using only one easel.

Charles Bargue Drawing Course (Cours De Dessin) Review

Want to Read saving…. Let’s hike up the demand for this book so that it comes back into print!

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. I could have worded them somewhat better though, with hindsight.

Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. It is worth it, however, because the level of detail is much higher than laser copies. Hi Anthony, I thought that the drawings might be more beneficial if enlarged. Should you buy a copy of this book? Hi Linda, Thanks for letting me know. I had no idea that this book still existed.

Nazli rated it it was amazing Aug 09, There was an error submitting your subscription. We have our digitally enhanced versions larger then they appear in the book. I do believe that this wilful abandonment of the traditions of the past has given rise to a growing representational movement which has a strong tendency to hark back to the late 19th century. Following a period of drawing from casts, students would move on to copying old masters. Part of the class required a research paper on the master artist of our choice.


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. You can drawimg buy recordings of that piece you can also get blank CDs from PC World which will have much the same effect for a lot less money though.

Dec 10, Laura rated it it was amazing. Firstly, the plates are much smaller than the originals, which means that they have to be blown up if you want to do a proper job of copying them. Well, what follows is entirely my personal opinion, so take it dharles a pinch of salt if you like. Thanks for the info, Anthony. What do you think is the ideal size? Thanks for telling us about the problem. The concepts, too, are based in the world view of that time.

Which is good for beginner? Just a moment while barrgue sign you in to your Goodreads account. It was so gratifying to see how proud the students were of their work. These days there are even some videos on YouTube that teach Bargue’s methods. Books by Gerald M. The Bargue Drawing course is not something that can appreciated with a cursory look. You actually have to do the drawings! The book is essentially a collection of plates that offer various degrees of difficulty.


I also learned an invaluable of approach, that of working from the general to the specific. The results were really incredible — I can say with perfect sincerity that every single drawing that came out of those classes was excellent. The Elements of Drawing John Ruskin.

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That the beautiful drawings in this book are being brought to a wider audience is a very good thing. That idea now informs everything I do. 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.

Return to Book Page. It starts off with teaching the ability to judge lines and proportions, then moves onto cast studies, and finally the copying of masterworks. Nov 09, Serge Pierro rated it it was amazing Shelves: 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.

Description Nearly plates from the master teacher’s famous drawing course of the late 19th century comprise drawings of casts, chiefly from antiquity; lithographs in the style of famous drawings by Renaissance and modern masters; and nudes by Bargue himself.

The Charles Bargue Drawing Course

Hi paul i bought jon de martins book would this similar our should i invest in charles book. Neha Vats rated it liked it Dec 16, This review was originally written when I was on the first plate of the course.

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