Since I began slogging my way through Bargue drawings, I've been stumbling upon articles of other students and atelier programs around the country. The more that I find, the more encouraged I am about this growing movement towards a more realist and technically capable approach to art.
Anyway. Blah blah blah. Here's a great article about a man heading over to Italy to study at the Florence Academy for the summer, after attending the American branch. It's a short but wonderful story. Read it here.