Roundel with a Comic Mask, about 300 B.C., Unknown maker. Bronze. The J. Paul Getty Museum, Gift of Barbara and Lawrence Fleischman. Photo: Bruce White Photography

Drawing from Antiquity: Repoussé


Saturday, November 2, 2019, from 11 am - 12:30 pm

The Getty Villa

Free | Advance Villa entry ticket required

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Take part in the centuries-old tradition of sketching from ancient works by drawing from the Museum’s collection and sights at the Getty Villa. The technique of repoussé, in which soft metal is shaped from the reverse side to create a design in low relief, was used in ancient art to create decorative details on precious objects. Visit decorated metal artworks in the galleries and create a small repoussé ornament on silver foil using a stylus, an ancient writing tool. Supplies are provided, and all skill levels are welcome. Sign up begins 15 minutes before the start of the program at the Tour Meeting Place. This is a free program.

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