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The Burgeoning Body: Charles Bargue

As artists we tend to learn to compose the human figure one part at a time, working that same component repeatedly until perfection is achieved. From an outsider’s perspective it might seem myopic, and yet it was this method that was
the mainstay of Europe’s most prominent art academies. The technique was made popular by French artist Charles Bargue (1826-1883), who developed a course in collaboration with academic painter Jean-Léon Gérôme. Bargue’s cours de dessin, published as The Art of Drawing between
the years of 1868 and 1871, still today is used as
a revolutionary training tool for the artist’s understanding of the figure through tailored charcoal, pencil, or ink drawings

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The technique was made popular by French artist Charles Bargue (1826-1883), who developed a course in collaboration with academic painter Jean-Léon Gérôme. Bargue's cours de dessin, published as The Art of Drawing between the years of 1868 and 187

Contemporary Charcoals:
Stephanie Rew
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Her work described by Informed Collector in 2014 as bearing a “hidden mystery that lies deep within,” Edinburgh-based artist Stephanie Rew is renowned for her captivating range of works. As the latest artist to be featured in our Contempo

Witnessing Max Weber: Charcoals
of an Early 20th-Century Modernist
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While the medium of charcoal is often celebrated for its ability to so closely capture the hand of the artist, it also deserves credit for chronicling an artist's evolution as he or she navigates the development of a unique artistic approach. Such ca


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