09 août 2012
Did You Know?
Since antiquity, linen fabric has been the preferred support for oil painting. Linen outdoes to cotton in its strength (two to three times more), durability, and archival integrity. So just think how long your linen beach towel will last.
Willem Kalf, Still-Life with an Aquamanile, Fruit, and a Nautilus Cup, c. 1660, oil on linen, 111 x 84 cm, Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid