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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An amazing approach to drawing. We gave it a shot anyway. Yep, I just got the book too. In charlss to redress the balance somewhat, I would like to point out, as I have in various other pages on this site, that this book has been an absolute godsend in my ongoing efforts to train myself to draw.

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According to the introduction of this publication, there were a few competitors on the market at the time, but the Bargue course had something bg going for it. We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book.

But then, neither is any art book. Ships from and sold by Amazon. It explains pretty much the right way to do the course.

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Acr Edition; 3rd edition October 16, Language: This is simply astounding. I choice Charles Bargue. 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of what good taste was over a hundred years ago, you could be forgiven for thinking that the book is hopelessly out of date. 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. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. The Bargue Drawing course is not something that can appreciated with a cursory look.


Good in places, but not much detail. Daniel Pogue rated it really liked it Feb 08, 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.

Only a purist who really wants to learn courze to draw very well could appreciate this book. John Magna rated it it was amazing Mar 28, 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 a time. Though I have only gotten through the first few drawings, this is probably drawkng best way to learn drawing if you cannot take part charls atelier training.

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Christopher coufse it it was ok Jun 30, Nov 09, Serge Pierro rated it it was amazing Shelves: 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.

It must be said bargje that the publishers do make the point that the book is only partly intended as a course for students. Terry rated it liked it May 11, Book ratings by Goodreads. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. So why is this anachronistic pedagogic aid being republished now?

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Despite this shortfall, I still consider it a great book to have. To understand it properly, some understanding of how academic cahrles was taught in the late 19th century, when it was published, will help.

It was remade from the original in 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 nargue pages would have been better loose for this prupose. Pen and Ink Techniques Frank Lohan.


I had already seen adults make huge strides by using this course in dedicated art curricula, where each student had already identified themselves as artists, but this success was on a different level. I owe and everyone else who gets a copy of the Bargue book owes Graydon and Gerald Ackerman a debt of thanks for getting this invaluable material published at all.

Each reproduction costs as much as your average art book by itself. Just run coudse off and be blessed.

It is interesting to know that van Gogh worked through this course more than once on his own and Picasso copied these plates at the Barcelona Academy.

Showing of reviews. You can find all the Charles Bargue plates in this book, with instructions on how to use them. cougse

Join over other artists and get free updates. 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, bxrgue it was a no go with the publisher. Guide to Landscape Painting J.

Gerald Ackerman was born in California. Bargue also had the knack of simplifying his forms in order to make them clearer and easier to copy for the drawig student. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway.

The Bargue-Gerome Drawing Course is a complete reprint of a famous, late nineteenth century drawing course. Mine basically broke the first time I did any copying.