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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Oct 29, Loree rated it really liked it Recommends it for: He completed his studies at the University of California at Berkeley, then at the University of Munich and finally at Princeton, where he received his PhD. 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 Charles Bargue Drawing Course. The Bargue-Gerome Drawing Course is a complete reprint of a famous, late nineteenth century drawing course. Want to Read saving…. Charles Bargue and Jean-Leon Gerome: Your first value exercise is on its way.

It bargye off with teaching the ability to judge lines and proportions, then moves onto cast studies, and finally the copying of masterworks. Bargue was a superb draughtsman, it fairly drips off the pages, with plate after plate of beautifully realised drawings.

Some people talk about spending 50 hours getting one drawing right. Charlees three series of plates are in here, clear, absolutely stunning. If you plan to do the Bargue Drawing Course, you need to buy the book.

It is worth it, however, because the level of detail is much higher than laser copies.


This is one of the few drawing books that I find truly worth my money. Jul 16, LemontreeLime rated it really liked it Shelves: I had always wanted to see what it looked vargue, and now I’m probably going to buy a copy and work my way through it as well.

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In fact, this idea that the goal of art was to copy nature, either realistically or in an idealised version, had held sway pretty much since the time of Aristotle. I was really happy with the black and white. Jul 03, Brayden rated it it was amazing Shelves: Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of Ships from and sold by Wordery Specialist. Compare art with music.

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 an excellent way to teach a beginner, as well as hone an accomplished artist’s skills.

Charles Bargue and Jean-Leon Gerome: Drawing Course

I owe and everyone else who gets a copy of barbue Bargue book owes Graydon and Gerald Ackerman a debt of thanks for getting this invaluable material published at all. The first part is a series of drawings from casts, the second part a series of copies of old master drawings. Book ratings by Goodreads. Lessons in Classical Drawing: Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.


Firstly, the quality of the binding. I haven’t checked it out yet, but I do plan on doing so.

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Some needed to be cleaned up to be usable. Old style academic ateliers are springing up all over the place, and the pendulum is swinging back the other way, at least in some quarters.

There was an error submitting your subscription. Customers who viewed this item also viewed. English Choose a language for shopping. This site uses cookies. Fawaz Ali rated it it was amazing Aug 08, Or they should be included in a digital format, so that they can be printed full size without all the jumping through hoops that the present book requires.

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He is a crawing of Gerome and published studies on other 19th century American and European artists, as well as on the theory of academic art. Only a purist who really wants to learn how to draw very well could appreciate this book. Neha Vats rated it liked it Dec 16, Second is that copying the book in this manner means that you ruin the binding on the spine.