What’s a dancer without shoes, a writer without a pen, an artist without a canvas? Though contemporary artists’ go-to painting surface is stretched canvas, this is something that’s relatively recent; its origins can be traced only to the early 1400s. Venetian artists popularized the method during the Renaissance because of Venice’s abundance of sailcloth and its humid climate, which made painting on plaster or wooden boards difficult. A blank canvas holds unlimited possibilities; peruse our selection of stretched canvases below to find the best product for your needs.
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