Haptic&Hue ; podcast


Special interview this month in Friends of Haptic and Hue with @helenaloermans, the woman who realised that many of the Old Masters painted onto complex hand woven linen. She has dedicated her time to deciphering the different weaves and researching the canvases. Listen to the secrets she has discovered in The Weave Beneath – The Canvases of the Old Masters.

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-Piero di Cosimo

painted two of his works on a canvas with a woven pattern, 1490

In the xray of one of the paintings we find a horizontal seam in the canvas.

Many thanks to the conservator of the Wadsworth Atheneum for sharing the high resolution xray image.

In the photograph of the other painting, found on the website of the National Gallery of Canada, we can see a horizontal seam.

Both marked with a red line.

I am very curious to know if the pattern of both canvases are the same and I hope to get access to the xray of “An Allegory of Civilization”

Another interesting detail in both paintings is the pattern of the scarfs…