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...
Caravaggio joined the '3Masters' from left: Titian, El Greco, Diego Velázquez and Caravaggio.Reconstructions of the linen canvases, handwoven by Helena Loermans
Caravaggio used for his painting 'The Crucifixion of Saint Andrew' a canvas with a completely different pattern than he ones used by Titian , El Greco and Diego Velázquez. The Caravaggio canvas is in the 'huck lace' technique. Handwoven in linen