Bargue Plates

Charles Bargue designed the Cours de Dessin, published between 1866 and 1871 in collaboration with Jean-Léon Gérôme. It is one of the most influential classical drawing courses and consists of 197 lithographs printed on individual sheets that describe a learning process that begins with the study of the drawings of the great masters, continues with the copying of plaster casts, and concludes with the drawing of the human figure from nature.

In this first part of the Still Life program, students begin their studies by making copies of plates included in the aforementioned Cours de Dessin. The sheets are grouped by levels, and the learning is sequenced in such a way that the student acquires increasingly complex knowledge as he/she overcomes the exercises.

The copy of these plates allows to work on the concepts of line and tone and the way to create a three-dimensional illusion of the form.


The Still-Life Drawing and Painting course includes the following exercises:

Bargue Plates + Cast Drawing and Painting + Still-Life Painting

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