Textiles with woven patterns were used as canvas by Spanish, Italian and Portuguese artists in the XVI and XVII century. Handwoven reconstructions of these canvases are produced at Lab O.
Discover here which Old Master paintings are on a patterned canvas...
handwoven recreation of the XVI century canvas
handwoven recreation of the XVI century canvas in the density of 17 warp / 16 weft threads, as published by Mantilla de los Rios /El Greco, 1977 ICCROM