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Old 07-08-2005, 10:49 AM   #1
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Extra large canvas




I plan to paint a religious scene on a 3,00m x 3,00m canvas (to be hung on a church). How do I get a canvas as large as that? I checked with the fabric dealers, they only have rolls of cotton up to 2,30 meters large. How did painters like Caravaggio do in the past? David even painted a 9 meters large picture for Napoleon.

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Old 07-08-2005, 11:49 AM   #2
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Hi,

I buy linen fabric and prime them myself. There a few factories half an hour from my home which sell even larger pieces. You can check in Americana, close to Campinas City.
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Old 07-08-2005, 12:27 PM   #3
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Hi Ant,

I paint murals on Fredrix polyflax mural canvas(primed). It's a great surface for painting large. It comes in 96 inches or 126 in. (3.2 meters) wide and 7 yd (6.4 m) or 10 yd (9.14m) long. I had to look up the metric conversions. I hope they are right. It comes in a roll but I don't know about shipping overseas. I get it from Lake Arts.

http://www.lakearts.com/MURALCAN.htm...Mural%20Canvas

I have also ordered unprimed cotton duck that measured 120 inches x 6 yards. This comes folded and may be easier to ship. These are all sources in the USA so I don't know how much help this will be.

http://www.jerrysartarama.com/art-su...es/online/2983

There are several other US companies that carry the same products so if one won't ship maybe another one will. Let me know if I can be of any help.

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Old 07-08-2005, 12:39 PM   #4
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Thank you, Claudemir. Thank you Cynthia. You helped a lot
Apparently it's not gonna be that hard, thankfully. It's only the city I live in that's in the middle of nowhere.

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David even painted a 9 meters large picture for Napoleon.

This is the painting Ant referred to:
Consecration of the Emperor Napoleon I and Coronation of the Empress
Josephine in the Cathedral of Notre-Dame de Paris on 2 Dec 1804
1806 and 1807
Oil on canvas
6,21 x 9,79 m or about 20 x 32 feet.
Musee du Louvre, Paris

I knew it, but I never thought of its dimensions, I wonder where he found such huge fabric to prime. Maybe Napoleon ordered the fabric.
That's not a painting... that's a monster.
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