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Gold in Paintings | Gold | National Gallery

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Journey through the Gallery's collection to learn how artists such as Andrea Mantegna and Duccio applied gold to their paintings and explore the different gilding techniques used in works such as 'The Wilton Diptych' and 'The San Pier Maggiore Altarpiece', with our Curatorial, Scientific and Conservation departments. Gold shines bright throughout the National Gallery's collection, being used to depict glittering jewellery, extravagant fabrics and golden gifts with gold leaf featuring in both the paintings and the frames themselves. This festive season, go behind the scenes at the Gallery to explore how and why artists have used gold throughout the collection with our Gold film series. New episodes will be released weekly. #ArtGold Subscribe to be the first to know about all our new videos: http://bit.ly/1HrNTFd Like the National Gallery on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thenationalgallery/ Follow the National Gallery on Twitter: https://twitter.com/NationalGallery Follow the National Gallery on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/national_gallery/ Help keep the museum accessible for everyone by supporting us here: https://www.nationalgallery.org.uk/support-us The National Gallery houses the national collection of paintings in the Western European tradition from the 13th to the 19th centuries. The museum is free of charge and open 361 days per year, daily between 10.00 am - 6.00 pm and on Fridays between 10.00 am - 9.00 pm. Trafalgar Square, London, WC2N 5DN https://www.nationalgallery.org.uk
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user0123#34i3400ttd (2 months ago)
Almost 90% Italian Art. Cennino Cennini's libro dell'arte included (the woman even shows the edition in Italian volgare) Great video anyway
Romulus Buta (2 months ago)
I love gold :) !
Brian Richards (3 months ago)
There was another common decorative technique used, which is not mentioned, and that is the use of what is essentially, a goldsmiths punch. That is, a rod of metal which has an incuse design, or a raised design on the end. The design end is pressed into the gold leafed gesso to create a raised design, or a simple punch is pressed into the gold leafed gesso to produce a sunken design. This is a great video with some of the World's greatest artworks beautifully displayed and explained.
Metalingus 94 (3 months ago)
Nicccce. Though I will say the ladie's teeth are yellow af
JONATHAN SUTCLIFFE (3 months ago)
THE WILSON DIPTYCH HAS CROPPED UP A NUMBER OF TIMES... TODAY, AT LEAST... AS DOES THE TITLE: VIRGIN AND CHILD IN... PITY BLAKE'S VIRGIN AND CHILD COULDN'T BE FEATURED...
Tony Fitzpatrick (4 months ago)
Terrific video - also beautifully lit and photographed
roman burgan (4 months ago)
wonderful!
Carl Wicker (4 months ago)
Great video, thank you.
SKPjoe Coursegold (4 months ago)
Golden.
Pedro Silva (4 months ago)
Outstanding video, please do more of these on tempera, fresco, oil and other pigments such as cochineal and indian yellow maybe?
Aryuna Mira (4 months ago)
Amazing!

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