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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The course was designed to build upon itself, and take about a year for each part. Save your charcoal paper for more finished drawings later on. Trivia About Charles Bargue an 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.

The book is essentially a collection of plates that offer various degrees of difficulty.

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

I haven’t checked it out yet, but I do plan on doing so. Set up a giveaway. Daniel Pogue rated it really liked it Feb 08, It must be said also that the publishers do make the point that the book is only partly intended as a course for students. Part 3 can be challenging because you have to bsrgue the gestural drawing right and then fill in the blanks. It was so gratifying to see how proud the students were of their work.


Add all three to Cart Add all three to List. The review below is quite critical of some aspects of the book, partly as a result of the frustrationI was experiencing at the time. They were drawinv overall, but had nice gradation.

I had no idea that this book still existed.

Get to Know Us. The book also talks about Charles Bargue’s life and his awesome paintings in his later years. This is an essential book for those who wish to learn to draw well. That idea now informs everything I do. Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide. If you just love drawing and have money to burn, you should buy it. It seems to me so far that section 1 is the essential course and the barbue 2 are sort of add ons.

The Review The Bargue Drawing course is not something that can appreciated with a cursory look. Bargue also had the knack of simplifying his forms in order to make them clearer and easier to copy for the aspiring student.

Explore the Home Gift Guide. 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. Other books in this series. See and discover other items: I learned the technique of sight size from this book, which I now apply to great benefit in much of my other work.


The Bargue course is the one that Vincent Van Gogh worked his way through drawint on his own. Jul 03, Brayden rated it it was amazing Shelves: It explains pretty much the right way to do the course.

Charles Bargue and Jean-Leon Gerome: Drawing Course

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. What is the key principle of Bargue book?. You actually have to do the drawings! I have just started using this course after drawing and painting most of my life, and feel that it will be very beneficial. The theoretical excesses of modern art have been matched and even out-done by modern composers.