Go behind the scenes at the J. Paul Getty Museum to learn about the collection, art-making techniques, conservation projects, and exhibitions. Choose a category to see a list of videos on each subject.
Here is a video example of what you will find:
Making a Spanish Polychrome Sculpture
Seventeenth-century Spanish polychrome sculpture was intended to appear
as lifelike as possible. Compared to bronze or marble statues, sculpted
and painted wooden figures--often with glass eyes and wigs--achieve a
remarkable realistic effect. Artists specialized in particular Spanish
polychromy techniques, such as estofado : painting and incising to create rich silk fabrics with raised patterns in gold and silver used for the garments, and encarnaciones : blending and applying of oil paint for lips, hair, and modulations of the skin.