Materials & Techniques
Process involving the surface application of gold or another metal in the form of leaf, powder applied directly to the surface, powder mixed with a binder, electroplating, or other forms to approximate the effect of solid or inlaid metal.
The process of covering paintings, sculptures, or architectural decorations with a coat of gold leaf.
From the Glossary in Ken Kelsey, Gail Davitt, Carolyn Johnson, Cecilia Leach, Diane McClure, and Catherine Proctor,The Reves Collection at the Dallas Museum of Art, Teaching Packet, 1995.
- Khan Academy
Watch a short video that demonstrates the creation of an ancient Roman silver cup, including repoussé, chasing, and gilding.