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 (c. / – April 6, ) was a French painter and lithographer noted for devising an influential drawing course. 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.

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Showing of reviews. Thanks for doing this review sir! In order to use the book for practice you have to lay it open on a copy machine to copy the barguf. The first part is a series of drawings from casts, the second part a series of copies of old master drawings.

Acr Edition; 3rd edition October 16, Language: He is a specialist of Gerome and published studies on other 19th century American and European artists, as well as on the theory of academic art. Books by Barvue M. Nov 09, Barhue Pierro rated it it was amazing Shelves: 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.

: Charles Bargue: Drawing Course (): Gerald Ackerman, Graydon Parrish: Books

Really is a challenge but as an artist all of my life, it is a wonderful challenge, your crit was fair, anmd I do agree about the pages would have been better loose for this prupose. Excellent resource for learning atelier drawing methods. Bargue was a superb draughtsman, it fairly drips off the pages, with plate after plate of beautifully realised drawings. I hope another publisher with a better idea of how to go about their business produces a more usable, better constructed one.


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. This review was originally written when I was on the first plate of the course. Just finished my first drawing. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources.

To be a really functional tool for drawing practice at least some of the plates should have been cleaned up, printed separately as loose pages, and available full size.

The images, the research, just wow. If you plan to do the Bargue Drawing Course, you need to buy the book.

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For those who are interested in classical drawing, this book is a must. Jul 16, LemontreeLime rated it really liked it Shelves: Want to Read saving…. But, the course was created to make drawing easy, effortless, and natural. About the Author Gerald Ackerman coyrse born in California.

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These plates bqrgue supposed to be taped up onto a drawing board with the copies done beside them, the same size, the better to judge the accuracy of the copies.

Compare art with music. A typical art education in the 19th century would begin with drawing from casts of Greek and Roman statues. I was really happy with the black and white.

Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. Of course there are exceptions. The Cokrse marked a return to the natural and idealised forms of classical Greek and Roman art, but now often in the service of the Church.


The Aristides book is an overview. 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.

Nazli rated it it was amazing Aug 09, The Bargue Drawing Course is split into three parts, roughly following this pattern. 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 pr No point in reading this unless you are reading with charcoal in your hand.

Charles Bargue and Jean-Leon Gerome: Drawing Course

The review below is quite critical of some aspects of the book, partly as a result of the frustrationI was experiencing at the time. Gloria Carrera rated it it was amazing Sep 15, Pen and Ink Techniques Frank Lohan. Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Vol 3 drqwing only about 20 full-page illustrations and the rest are pretty tiny. Celtic Art George Bain.

That idea now informs everything I do. The Bargue Drawing course is not something that can appreciated with a cursory look.