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...grateful that the vetting committee of CIETA has accepted my proposal for their up-coming congress. It's an honor for a new member to be given 20 minutes speaking time to present Lab O!www.cieta.fr The reconstructions bring to life the layers that have been hidden for centuries between the paint and lining canvases from Great Master paintings.From left to right: canvas as used by El Greco, Titian and Diego Velazquez

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...lab O at the Met in New York! Today I will have a meeting with the conservator about the canvas of this painting, I had already a closer look yesterday and yes you can see the pattern !

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a very important discovery !!! A Portuguese painter also used a patterned canvas in the XVI century !!!

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'submission' for the Conserving Canvas Symposium, an initiative from the Getty Foundation at Yale University, October 2019

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Lab O at 'Dyes in History and Arquaeology' Congress in Lisbon at FCT, NOVA University of Lisbon

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a postcard from the Museum of Évora shows a tablecloth with a pattern... oil on panel, 1500, Altar piece from the Sé Cathedral in Évora

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2 rolls of the 'First Layer'...

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Caravaggio painted his great work on this patterned linen canvas, note I finished weaving plain weave

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Caravaggio painted 'The Crucifixion of Saint Andrew' on a canvas in linen with this pattern. Its the 'first layer'... handwoven by Helena Loermans @Lab O

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'moving canvas' photoshoot with handwoven reconstruction of the El Greco canvas...

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Caravaggio joined the '3Masters' from left: Titian, El Greco, Diego Velázquez and Caravaggio.Reconstructions of the linen canvases, handwoven by Helena Loermans