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.
Marinus Bies painted on a linen flower bag, where did it come from ? Similar textiles in TEXTURE MUSEUM Kortrijk Belgium
painting by Marinus Bies, end of 19th century The Netherlands
painted on a linen red and blue striped flour-bag with the text : 'Van Loon Meelfabrieken Tilburg'