Fine art canvas wasn't all plain weave!


setargove@...
 

Found this article about a woman in Portugal analyzing and reproducing the canvas used by painters like El Greco and Titian:

 

https://www.economist.com/culture/2022/07/13/why-study-the-warp-and-weft-of-canvases

 

  • Susan Targove


Debbie Kaplan
 

It looks like an interesting article. Too bad the main information is hidden behind a paywall. Would anyone mind summarizing?

Thanks
Deborah Kaplan


Megan Rothstein
 

Looks like you can download it from the front page of Helena Loermans' website


On Thu, Jul 14, 2022 at 4:44 AM Debbie Kaplan <deborahkaplan@...> wrote:
It looks like an interesting article. Too bad the main information is hidden behind a paywall. Would anyone mind summarizing?

Thanks
Deborah Kaplan






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I spend most days weaving in the studio. It is typical for me to take 2 days to read e-mail and 2-3 days to think over my reply. The culture of immediacy is, unfortunately, not very compatible with the type of work I do.


setargove@...
 

 

My apologies for the paywall.  This also works to get around it, I believe. 

https://econ.st/3nYIEoL

  • Susan Targove

 

From: weavetech@groups.io <weavetech@groups.io> On Behalf Of Megan Rothstein
Sent: Thursday, July 14, 2022 7:47 AM
To: weavetech@groups.io
Subject: Re: [weavetech] Fine art canvas wasn't all plain weave!

 

Looks like you can download it from the front page of Helena Loermans' website

 

 

On Thu, Jul 14, 2022 at 4:44 AM Debbie Kaplan <deborahkaplan@...> wrote:

It looks like an interesting article. Too bad the main information is hidden behind a paywall. Would anyone mind summarizing?

Thanks
Deborah Kaplan





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I spend most days weaving in the studio. It is typical for me to take 2 days to read e-mail and 2-3 days to think over my reply. The culture of immediacy is, unfortunately, not very compatible with the type of work I do.


Penny Lacroix
 

Helena Loerman gave a presentation on her research and experimenting at the Weaving History Conference hosted (online) by the Thousand Islands Art Center last fall. It was very interesting! I've been in touch with her for more specifics and have purchased some linen to weave a canvas for a painter friend. 

A weaving-painting collaboration. It's high on my list! 

If anyone else has experimented with this, I'd be interested in a conversation.

- Penny Lacroix
Massachusetts, USA


On Thu, Jul 14, 2022, 8:41 AM <setargove@...> wrote:

 

My apologies for the paywall.  This also works to get around it, I believe. 

https://econ.st/3nYIEoL

  • Susan Targove

 

From: weavetech@groups.io <weavetech@groups.io> On Behalf Of Megan Rothstein
Sent: Thursday, July 14, 2022 7:47 AM
To: weavetech@groups.io
Subject: Re: [weavetech] Fine art canvas wasn't all plain weave!

 

Looks like you can download it from the front page of Helena Loermans' website

 

 

On Thu, Jul 14, 2022 at 4:44 AM Debbie Kaplan <deborahkaplan@...> wrote:

It looks like an interesting article. Too bad the main information is hidden behind a paywall. Would anyone mind summarizing?

Thanks
Deborah Kaplan





--

I spend most days weaving in the studio. It is typical for me to take 2 days to read e-mail and 2-3 days to think over my reply. The culture of immediacy is, unfortunately, not very compatible with the type of work I do.


Jayne F
 

Marjie Thompson has also discussed paintings on fancy wills several years ago in her CW Early Books and Manuscripts Study Group, and has been in touch with Helena.

Jayne

 

From: weavetech@groups.io <weavetech@groups.io> On Behalf Of Penny Lacroix
Sent: Thursday, July 14, 2022 8:53 AM
To: weavetech@groups.io
Subject: Re: [weavetech] Fine art canvas wasn't all plain weave!

 

Helena Loerman gave a presentation on her research and experimenting at the Weaving History Conference hosted (online) by the Thousand Islands Art Center last fall. It was very interesting! I've been in touch with her for more specifics and have purchased some linen to weave a canvas for a painter friend. 

 

A weaving-painting collaboration. It's high on my list! 

 

If anyone else has experimented with this, I'd be interested in a conversation.

- Penny Lacroix

Massachusetts, USA

 

On Thu, Jul 14, 2022, 8:41 AM <setargove@...> wrote:

 

My apologies for the paywall.  This also works to get around it, I believe. 

https://econ.st/3nYIEoL

  • Susan Targove

 

From: weavetech@groups.io <weavetech@groups.io> On Behalf Of Megan Rothstein
Sent: Thursday, July 14, 2022 7:47 AM
To: weavetech@groups.io
Subject: Re: [weavetech] Fine art canvas wasn't all plain weave!

 

Looks like you can download it from the front page of Helena Loermans' website

 

 

On Thu, Jul 14, 2022 at 4:44 AM Debbie Kaplan <deborahkaplan@...> wrote:

It looks like an interesting article. Too bad the main information is hidden behind a paywall. Would anyone mind summarizing?

Thanks
Deborah Kaplan




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I spend most days weaving in the studio. It is typical for me to take 2 days to read e-mail and 2-3 days to think over my reply. The culture of immediacy is, unfortunately, not very compatible with the type of work I do.


Isabelle Fusey
 

And you can listen to a presentation Helena   Loerman  gave to the Southern California Handweavers Guild a couple of years ago here https://sw-ke.facebook.com/SoCalHandweavers/videos/schg-july-zoom-meeting-with-helena-loermans/230404528155428/

Isabelle


Denise
 

I've corresponded with Loermans and posted about her work in my blog, www.denisekovnat.com 

Here is the link to that post, from April 2021:

https://www.denisekovnat.com/2021/04/titian-caravaggio-el-greco-velazquez.html

Denise Kovnat