In the last 70 years Leonardesca has been the brand name for the production of canvas for painting supports. The handicraft skill together with the newest industrial techniques and the choice of excellent quality yarns contribute to the realization of canvases with unique characteristics. .
The wide range of cotton, polycotton, jute and linen canvases in rolls can satisfy all the different requests: from the classical oil priming, for oil and extrafine colours, to the very absorbent gesso priming, suitable for all pictorial techniques, to the universal priming for oil and acrylic colours and tempera.
Since 1947 Leonardesca has been an excellence brand in the field of fine arts: in the famous homonymous manufacturer company the canvases were hand-primed by using natural based receipt; the drying of the canvas was open air from one to three days depending on the kind of coating (oil or gesso). The place where the canvases were dried were characterized by constant temperature and humidity to achieve an optimal final result
The coatings and their application techniques are fundamental for the good final result together with the kind of the raw canvas and the composition of the receipt. All over the years, Leonardesca has been able to improve these techniques with experience; currently we still check every phase of the production with the utmost care and the final aspect results therefore homogeneous.
The most requested canvases, thanks to their versatility, are the cotton polyester and mixed fibres with universal preparation. They are machine coated and this industrial process respects precise rules.
Universally primed linen and jute require a longer production process. Firstly they are coated with two coats of glue and then with two coats of universal preparation or gesso preparation, more absorbent
The oil priming require a more complex process and need the utmost care and attention. Two coats of glue, two coats of priming and then one or more coats of oil (up to 7 total coats) are applied.
We will very glade to satisfying your every need and every suggestion, which you will want to submit.
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