When we look at a painting in a museum our focus is most often on the image and fewer consider what lies beneath: a canvas, a textile.
Research in Lab O is focussed on historical canvases as seen in x-ray images.
I analyse the pattern and weave a reconstruction.
My aim is to contribute to preserve, in Technical Painting Art History, the knowledge about which patterns were used.
It might answer the questions of why Old Masters used these patterned canvases and where and how they were made.
Thanks ICCROM for sending me the original publication about the 'mantelillo veneziano' ...
..feeling so grateful to ICCROM International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property, for sending me a copy of the article in which all the information is written about the 'mantelillo veneziano' on which El Greco painted 'The Burial of the Count of Orgaz' . I can now weave a recreation as close as possible to the original one...
...sinto me grato a ICCROM ( International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property) por me enviar uma cópia do artigo em que está toda a informação sobre a tela em que El Greco pintou 'El Entierro del Conde de Orgaz' Agora posso tecer uma recreação o mais igual do original...