Charles Bargue and Jean-Leon Gerome has ratings and 13 reviews. Melinda said: This is the book that Van Gogh used to teach himself. The reading of. The Charles Bargue Drawing Course by Charles Bargue, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. Charles Bargue Drawing Course (Cours De Dessin) Review I owe (and everyone else who gets a copy of the Bargue book owes) Graydon.

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Charles Bargue and Jean-Leon Gerome: Drawing Course

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This is an essential book for those who wish to learn to draw well. You have to get your charcoal out and draw.

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Should you buy a copy of this book? Composition Arthur Wesley Dow. There was an error submitting your subscription. John Magna rated it it was amazing Mar 28, I’m a mostly self-taught artist. More of a really worthwhile addition. I bought the book. In fact, it was baruge absurd.

Parrish was not too displeased as I read your review and the points seem quite fair. 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.

In Part 3, I sometimes had a tiny section left and was too cheap to put it onto another page. Thanks for telling us about the problem. The Bargue Drawing Course is split into three parts, roughly following this pattern. Nazli rated it it was amazing Aug 09, To provide an example: Yep, I just got the book too. Some plates needed some tweaking because they were too dark or not dark enough. Given that these drawings are supposed to give one an appreciation of what good taste was over a hundred years ago, you could be forgiven for thinking that the book is hopelessly out of date.


It seems to me so far that section 1 is the essential course and the next 2 are sort of add ons. 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 print-resolution downloadable pdf of the images, and then get the book and get started. I share my work, my evolving process and what knowledge I’ve gained on my own learning journey here, in the hope that it might help you along on yours.

The Bargue Drawing Course has an interesting history. I learned the technique of sight size from this book, which I now apply to great benefit in much of my other work. 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. 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. A typical art education in the 19th century would begin with drawing from casts of Greek and Roman statues.

For many of the plates, a one or two stage simplification of the final finished drawing is included, breaking the drawing down into simplified forms.

Nov 09, Serge Pierro rated it it was amazing Shelves: The results were really incredible — I can say with perfect sincerity that every single drawing that came out of those classes was excellent.

Charles Bargue Drawing Course (Cours De Dessin) Review

Low to High Price: Save your charcoal paper for more finished drawings later on. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. And you might even end up with a better idea of what this drawing course is about if I manage to stay on the point for more than five minutes at gook time. Your first value exercise is on its way.


Hardcoverpages. The Renaissance marked a return to the natural and idealised forms of classical Greek and Roman art, but now often in the service of the Church. 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.

We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Guide to Landscape Painting J. Want to Read saving…. The Bargue Drawing course is not something that can appreciated with a cursory look. Picasso, the hero of modern art, was a consummate realist when he wanted to be. The Review The Bargue Drawing course is not something that can appreciated with a cursory look.

Sheikh Tajamul rated it really liked it Apr 20, Firstly, the quality of the binding. Just finished my first drawing.

Part of the class required a research paper on the master artist of our choice. Other books in this series. Just so the Prof. Drawing Course by Gerald M. I was really happy with the black and white. Terry rated it liked it May 11, Are you an author?