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.
...Titian used a pattern to paint the tablecloth
...Titian used a pattern to paint the tablecloth in his painting 'Supper at Emmaus' (Louvre Paris) that is very similar to the pattern in the canvas of 'The Vendramin Family' (National Gallery London)... I will visit the Louvre and try to find out more....