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07-16-2006, 12:04 AM
Hi and Welcome to Classical Art Journey Week 29!

We'd love to see your studies of classical art.
Any media or skill level is welcome to participate on our journey.

If you have any questions, please ask.
Our purpose is to do one study a week for 52 weeks.
It is a small way to stay focused on our art, our studies,
and to learn from one another.

This week a little about Charles Bargue and his drawings & paintings.

A gifted artist who revolutionized the teaching of draftsmanship. Generations of late 19th-century art students, including Vincent van Gogh and Pablo Picasso, made active use of a series of 197 lithographs created by a little-known French artist, Charles Bargue (1826/27–1883). Bargue, hugely talented and probably self-taught, first published the exquisite collection of plates called the Cours de Dessin in Paris with Goupil & Cie between 1868 and ca. 1871. Goupil connected Bargue with one of their best-selling artists, Jean-Léon Gérôme, and together they published and sold thousands of these teaching manuals. Young artists copied plates in sequence in order to perfect their drawing skills.


Angel Blowing a Trumpet, after Michelangelo Lithograph
for Cours de dessin (ca. 1870)


Charles Bargue, French, 1824-1883
Bashi-Bazouk, 1875
Oil on canvas
18 ¼ x 13 inches
Metropolitan Museum, New York


Charles Bargue, French, 1824-1883
The Chess Players, 1880
Oil on panel
11 x 7.5 inches
Private Collection


Le Cours de Dessin


"Hand with Whetstone" Lithograph for Cours de dessin (ca. 1868)


Charles Bargue, French, 1824-1883
Tête de cheval, c. 1868
Lithograph on paper
18 9/16 x 24 inches (47.1 x 61 cm)


Cours de Dessin or Drawing Course by Charles Bargue
with the collaboration of Jean-Léon Gérôme

Charles Bargue: Cours de Dessin

Bargue Drawing Course, Ongoing thread

The Revival of an Influential Drawing Course
by M. Stephen Doherty
April, 2004


Hope everyone will have a nice week!

I am looking forward to your seeing your study of classical art this week.

:) Nickel

07-16-2006, 11:30 AM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/16-Jul-2006/65063-sais_2.jpg jean leon gerome....sais...1898...pastel on miteintes...tyree

07-16-2006, 12:10 PM
Very nice Susan! Regal stance, nice solid weight to his form!

Is this on blue paper? The background works really well to add an airyness!
Great JOB! Nickel :)

07-17-2006, 10:07 AM
Great job Tyree!! I went to the Renasiance Fest this weekend and here are a few "classical" pics I want to share.

Here is a Degas Balerina...

07-17-2006, 02:39 PM
hi everyone!!!! nickel...what great references youve given us...i really love the horse head...its something i would love to draw!!!! the paper i used is mi teintes..coloured..great for pastel and charcoal...takes abuse well:evil: barb...i love those fairs...i just went to my first one this year in my area...and was fascinated with the length the people went to on their costumes, makeup, and attitudes!!!! these pics are great, i would love to do the little girl with her arm laying on the table...great pic!!!! your degas is elegant, lovely job on the face and hair in particular!!!! thanks for the comments on mine...i left off the mule that was in the painting, because i didnt have enough room:lol: everyone have a great week!!!! tyree:wave: :heart:

07-18-2006, 02:08 PM
way too cute,,,look at that outfit!!!! tyree:lol: :heart: :wave:

07-18-2006, 02:13 PM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/18-Jul-2006/65063-gladiators.jpg nickel....me and some roman soldiers....2004 Rome..Coliseum...:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: tyree

07-18-2006, 02:15 PM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/18-Jul-2006/65063-gladiators.jpg nickel....me and some roman soldiers....2004 Rome..Coliseum...:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: tyree

07-18-2006, 02:17 PM
sorry about the double post:o tyree

07-19-2006, 12:03 AM
HE HE... move over Gladiator!!! Tyree is in town. CUTE pic Nickel! I never took a pic on a pony.
:clap: :clap:

07-21-2006, 11:18 PM
Still into the waterscapes. One from my older studies.


:wave: Nickel

07-22-2006, 11:18 AM
Beautiful Nickel... Is this pastel?:wave:

07-22-2006, 02:03 PM
Hey Barbara, thanks, yes it is pastel, you are good at this! :)
I use to do these on my lunch break, escape from real life and it kept me skinny cause I wasn't eating. :) Sandwiches and pastels don't mix. Nickel

07-22-2006, 09:16 PM
nickel...wonderful pastel...love the light thru the trees and your beautiful choice of colour...tyree:clap: :heart: :wave: :angel:

07-23-2006, 08:40 PM
Thanks Susan! :)