(ICOM members only)
Helena Loermans Owner of Lab O, Portugal.
The Textile Layer of Paintings.
Helena Loermans will share how she has approached reconstructing different textiles used by painters as canvas.
Helena has used technical studies and x-radiograph images to reconstruct weave patterns in order to re-create them.
While art historians and paintings conservators have meticulously studied the paintings of the Old Masters, Helena has found there is a comparative lack of information on the characteristics of the canvas itself as a textile.
Helena has recently presented her approach to studying historic canvases at the Conserving Canvas symposium at Yale and to participants in the Conserving Canvas Initiative of the Getty Foundation.”