"The Painting from the Canvas Up," Van Gogh's 'Portrait of a Peasant' from the Norton Simon

Before its presentation at The Frick Collection for the exhibition, Van Gogh's Portrait of a Peasant (Patience Escalier) traveled from the Norton Simon Museum in Pasadena to the Getty Museum in Los Angeles, where it was examined by a team of paintings conservators. The results of this close look at the painting and the details it revealed about the artist's technique are presented in this video, which is also accessible in the Frick's Media Room through January 20, 2013.