Gold-ground panel painting

Video from the J. Paul Getty Museum

Wood panel was the support most often used for painting before canvas replaced it at the end of the 1500s. Artists applied gold ground and expensive pigments to the most splendid panel paintings.

Cite this page as: The J. Paul Getty Museum, "Gold-ground panel painting," in Smarthistory, December 20, 2015, accessed September 28, 2023,