Monday, July 5, 2010

Charles Bargue

Got back to working on my Bargue copy on Thursday here is the end result of the days work.

Here is where I was after an hour.

I started working with Kate Sammons in her studio 2 weeks ago. She is a realist painter who has studies at several of the ateliers for Classical Realism. So far we have done a lot of pressure studies (which I suck at), drawing the sphere (which I am not good at) and now I'm starting on this Bargue Drawing copy.

Here's what wikipedia says about Bargue:

"Charles Bargue is mostly remembered for his Cours de dessin, one of the most influential classical drawing courses conceived in collaboration with Jean-Léon Gérôme. The course, published between 1866 and 1871 by Goupil & Cie, and composed of 197 lithographs printed as individual sheets, was to guide students from plaster casts to the study of great master drawings and finally to drawing from the living model. Among the artists whose work is based on the study of Bargue's platework, is Vincent van Gogh who copied the complete set in 1880/1881, and (at least a part of it) again in 1890."

I am not sure if I believe in it or not. You copy with these caliper type thing but I will try. I guess it can't hurt. I know I have fascinated by it anyway.

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