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.
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