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 12, Michael Springer rated it it was amazing. You have to get your charcoal out and draw. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway.

Some people talk about spending 50 hours getting one drawing right. Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new dourse and customers. The consensus was that this was due to the low standard of the work the students were copying.

Audrey rated it it was amazing Jun 10, 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.

Share your thoughts with other customers. A couple of other points from the original review bear addressing here too: The book also talks about Charles Bargue’s life and his awesome paintings in his later years.


Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. Graydon says that neither of them have gained financially from the book, and I see no reason not to believe him. The review below is quite critical of some aspects of the book, partly as a result of the frustrationI was experiencing at the time.

Bargue’s Drawing Course | Because Artists are already starving

Funny about living a long time – although there’s less time left in my life, I feel more able to be patient in such endeavors. Your first value exercise is on its way. This is an essential book for those who wish to learn to draw well. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. Let’s hike up the demand for this book so that it comes back into print! Being a committed watercolorist for 3 yrs.

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I bought the book. First is that the plates are way too small to be useable for sight size drawing. He is a specialist of Gerome and published studies on other 19th century American and European artists, as well as on the theory of academic barggue. I hope another publisher with a better idea of how to go about their business produces a more usable, better constructed one.

Draing was really happy with the black and white. Should you buy a copy of this book?

Charles Bargue Drawing Course (Cours De Dessin) Review

They might even charge you more for enlarging it. Parrish was not too displeased as I read your review and the points seem quite fair. We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Fawaz Ali rated it it was amazing Aug 08, The course was designed to build upon itself, and take about a year for each part.


This stuff is hard, and takes years to learn.

Some needed to be cleaned up to be usable. This is one of the few drawing books that I find truly worth my money.

The Charles Bargue Drawing Course

You can find all the Charles Bargue plates in this book, with instructions on how to use them. Guide to Landscape Painting J. Sep 15, Melinda rated it it was amazing Shelves: The images, the research, just wow. Thank deawing for the review. Though I have only gotten through the first few drawings, this is probably the best way to learn drawing if you cannot take part in atelier training.

And how deserving they were of that pride! It explains pretty much the right way to do the course. Lessons in Classical Drawing: Mine basically broke the first time I did any copying.