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Using Bargue plates is the first step used to teach an art student to see what is in front of them and be able to copy accurately. Below is a paragraph from the Book, C. Bargue Drawing Course.

“The plates in the Drawing Course are Modeles, which in English would be translated as ‘good examples to copy.’ The course follows the established routine in nineteenth-century art schools by beginning with the copying of plaster casts, proceeding to master drawings, and finishing with nude male models.”