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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Those poor Renaissance artists had to spend lots of time and energy re-learning what their Medieval brothers and sisters had forgotten, how to represent nature faithfully. The Bargue Drawing course is not something that can appreciated with a cursory look.

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Charles Bargue and Jean-Leon Gerome: Drawing Course

I had long wanted a copy of this book and was not disappointed when I finally received and began reading – studying the plates inside, a masterpiece. The Bargue course is the one that Vincent Van Gogh worked his way through twice on drawlng own. I was really happy with the black and white.

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. Following a period of drawing xharles casts, students would move on to copying old masters.

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Well, what follows is entirely my personal opinion, so take it with a pinch of salt if you like. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. An amazing approach to drawing. On with the review. Some people talk about spending 50 hours getting one drawing right. The Charles Bargue Drawing Course. Pen and Ink Techniques Frank Lohan. It is a beautiful book and I am glad that I have it. You can find all the Charles Bargue plates in this book, with instructions on how to use them.

This is the book that Van Gogh used to teach himself. Want to Read saving…. In order to use the book for practice you have to lay it open on a copy machine to copy the images. 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. Thanks for doing this review sir!

Despite this shortfall, I still consider it a great book to have. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. You actually have to do the drawings!

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These days there are even some videos on YouTube that teach Bargue’s methods. In fact, this idea that bargje goal of art was to copy nature, either realistically or in an idealised version, had held sway pretty much since the time of Aristotle. Excellent resource for learning atelier drawing methods.

Book ratings by Goodreads. The course was designed to build upon itself, and take about a year for each part. Firstly, the quality of the binding. A couple of other points from the original review bear addressing here too: Secondly, Graydon has told me since writing this that they did want to have at least some of the plates included loose-leaf in the original size, but it was a no go with the publisher.


This draaing is not yet featured on Listopia. 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.

This drawing course is the most effective I have ever used. Some needed to be cleaned up to be usable. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. It starts off with teaching the ability to judge lines and proportions, then moves onto cast studies, and finally the copying of masterworks. I hope another publisher with a better idea of how to go about their business produces a more usable, better constructed one. Letter, Legal, and Tabloid aka Ledger 8. Get to Know Us. Shahyeq Ottak rated it it was amazing Jun 24, We gave it a shot anyway.

Finally, I had to create a PDFs for each size of paper, rather than each plate, so that the printer could run them off chrales. 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 drawiing excellent way to teach a beginner, as well as hone an accomplished artist’s skills.