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.
Lab O was created by Helena Loermans for the study and reconstruction of the canvases of old master paintings and is integrated in her atelier for Handwoven Textiles in Odemira.
divine white canvas...
We don't know if the Great Masters used bleached ao unbleached canvas in XVI and XVII century, we also are not sure if they were made from linen or hemp...
This reconstruction of the canvas that El Greco used is in white linen warp and hemp weft... Absolutely divine !