the Charles Bargue Casts

The collaboration between Charles Bargue and Jean-Léon Gérôme was very fruitful and produced one of the most influential classical drawing courses in the history of artistic education. Bargue was a student of Jean-Léon Gérôme. Bargue worked closely with Gérôme and was influenced by his style. The Cours de Dessin was published between 1866 and 1871 by Goupil &...

Contraddictory Classic

Have you ever watched an old Kolossal from the fifties and sixties? Have you ever got caught up by the compelling stories of Ben Hur or Cleopatra? Perhaps you have never paid too much attention to the sets, the decorations, the costumes and the statues that in these long-standing historical films represent some of the...

the Lost Venus

Between 1911 and 1922 the first Italian archaeological expedition began in the colonies of Cyrene, Leptis Magna, Tripoli and Sabratha, then a second phase started in the fascist era from 1923 until 1943. During the excavations in Cyrene in 1913 one of the greatest masterpieces of classical art raised to light. A Venus dated at 130...

the Man who Discovered the Pompeians

During excavations on the archaeological site of Pompeii in 1865, they thought to get a cast from the impression left in ashes by a wood door. From that day there were several others tempted like this but all with poor results. Other attempts were made before in 1831 in order to take human plaster casts...

Laocoon Drawing Casts

We have selected many casts from the famous Laocoon group to meet the demands of many academy students and design courses. It is one of the most interesting subjects to study during a learning path of the various drawing and painting techniques. The whole sculptural group offers a great variety of elements useful for the...