The Spanish and Italian Old Masters all painted on hand-woven patterned linen canvases. This ‘first layer’ canvas was largely ignored by art historians until I started deciphering the weaving draft of El Greco’s 'The Burial of the Count of Orgaz', which recently culminated in authentic, hand-woven reconstructions of historic canvases.
'Interferences' by Marta Pokojowczyk on 'mantelillo veneziano' handwoven canvas...
'Horizon' oil on 'mantelillo veneziano' handwoven canvas,130 x 55 cm. 2017
detail, 'Horizon' oil on 'mantelillo veneziano' handwoven canvas