The Spanish, Italian and Portuguese Old Masters all painted on hand-woven patterned linen canvases. This 'first layer' has been given only sporadic study by art historians. I started deciphering the weaving draft of El Greco’s 'The Burial of the Count of Orgaz', in 2016. It recently culminated in authentic, hand-woven reconstructions of historic canvases.
Vincent van Gogh painted on coarse linen canvas. Where did it come from ? Similar textures in TEXTURE MUSEUM Kortrijk Belgium
painting in The National Gallery of Scotland Edinburg
presentation for 'Our Linen Stories' 19 May 2018 Edinburg