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Selection of Bargue Plates 

Charles Bargue (c. 1826/1827 – April 6, 1883) was a French painter and lithographer noted for devising an influential drawing course.  The Charles Bargue Drawing Course is used by many academies and ateliers which focus on classical realism. Among the artists whose work is based on the study of Bargue's plate work are Pablo Picasso and Vincent van Gogh, who copied the complete set.


Available to be downloaded and printed.


Nichola recommends not to move onto shading until you have received the light theory and value lecture.

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