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Bargue Study

Bill Perry
602mm x 430mm  /  
Pencil

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Robert Hale a famous instructor of Artistic Anatomy at the Art Students League of New York once said the human body was the most complex object in the Universe. The essence of humanity is represented in art by the figure. The restoration of appearances in art reached its pinnacle in the Classical Realism of the 19th century. Charles Bargue, in the 1860’s France, devised an influential drawing course for mastering the figure, Cours de Dessin. This figure drawing is a study of one of his lithographs distilling the basic essence of the human body into a simple outline.

About the artist

Bill Perry is a retired art educator living in Miles. He is interested in the language of representation, the world of appearances, through traditional and digital mediums, trying to escape its tyranny.