Titian

Saint John the Evangelist on Patmos (1553-55)

National Gallery of Art Washington

Titian has painted Saint John the Evangelist on Patmos on a canvas with a pattern

weave draft of the pattern of the canvas of Saint John the Evangelist on Patmos. Handwoven reconstruction in progress.

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It looks as if the canvas of Saint John the Evangelist on Patmos and Venus and Adonis have the same pattern but analyses show that there is a difference in the warp repeat, one has 14 threads (red lines below) the other has 12 (blue lines below).

Venus and Adonis (left) and Saint John on Patmos (right) courtesy of NGA

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Venus and Adonis

Venus and Adonis NG34 (1540), a painting in The National Gallery in London, atributed to Titian workshop

National Gallery Technical Bulletin, Volume 36

analyses of this image of the painting revealed that the pattern is woven on an M W threading and is therefore not an “unusual chevron twill weave or a wide herringbone but with little zigzag at the end of the ‘spine’ as published in the National Gallery Technical Bulletin Volume 36…

weave draft of the pattern of the canvas of Venus and Adonis. Reconstruction in progress.

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