Donor challenge: For only 2 more days, a generous supporter will match your donations 2-to Triple your impact! Dear Internet Archive. C. Bargue Drawing Course. The BookReader requires JavaScript to be enabled. Please check that your browser supports JavaScript and that it is enabled in the. Many people have heard of “The Drawing Course” by Charles Bargue. The wonderful book above, by Gerald M Ackerman, is something you.

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Do it the right way and the jump to painting in black and white and then color is a breeze. If you just love drawing and have money to burn, you should buy it.

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We use this field to detect spam bots. Firstly, the quality of the binding. In order to redress the drawong 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.

Yep, I just got the book too. Join over other artists and get free updates. Some people talk about spending 50 hours getting one drawing right. Secondly, Graydon has told me since writing this that they did want to have at least some of drawibg plates included loose-leaf in the original size, but it was a no go with the publisher.


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The book appears to have been a labour of love on the part of Graydon and his co-editor,Gerald Ackerman. A phrase involving gift horses and mouths comes to mind.

Book ratings by Goodreads. So, word to the wise. I also learned an invaluable of approach, that of working from the general to the specific. Looking for beautiful books? This stuff is hard, and takes years to learn. The concepts, too, are bxrgue in the world view of that time.

Having read his email, I do believe that the book was published with altruistic motives, and that getting it into print was no small task. It seems to me so far that section 1 is the essential course and the next 2 are sort of add ons.

The first part is a series of drawings from casts, the second part a series of copies of old master drawings. But, the course was created to make drawing easy, effortless, and natural.

The Charles Bargue Drawing Course

The Speed book was written at the turn of the century, so the language can seem a little difficult to modern ears. Compare art with music. I choice Bargeu Bargue. This volume will be of great interest to professional artists, art students, art historians, and collectors. Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of It must be said also that the publishers do make the point that the book is only partly intended as a course for students.


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. I hope another publisher with a better idea of how to go about their business produces a more usable, better constructed one. Your email address will not be published. I draing believe that this wilful abandonment of the traditions of the past has given rise to a growing representational movement which has a strong tendency to hark back to the late 19th century.

Bargue also had the knack of simplifying his forms in order to make them clearer and easier to copy for the aspiring student. Bargur everyone wants to do the full course. 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 the pages would have been better loose for this prupose.

Bargue did some wonderful paintings, good choice! This review was originally written when I was on the first plate of the course. Following a period of drawing from casts, students would move on to copying old masters.

Composition Arthur Wesley Dow.

Each reproduction costs as much as your average art book by itself.