The Latin word linteum came to our language as canvas . The concept has several uses linked mainly to the textile .
The canvas is called the cloth produced with cotton , hemp or linen . For example: “My aunt gave me a canvas shirt for my birthday”, "In the kitchen, the curtains of canvas showed several spots", "The killer was hiding the gun in a canvas bag in his hand".
The most common use of the notion of canvas is linked to the fabric that is specially prepared for an artist to paint on it . By extension, the canvas is called work that is embodied in this material.
The canvas, therefore, is a pictorial support which has been used for more than half a millennium. There are historical records of paintings on canvas dating from the beginning of the XV century , although its popularity extended from Renaissance .
It is possible to fix the canvas to a support with an adhesive or to do it on a frame by means of cords. The fabric should always be tight so that it is possible to paint on its surface. Usually the canvas is subjected to a process of primer so that it is smooth and very white.
In the field of architecture , a canvas is the wall or the facade of a construction that develops between two angles. In the field military Finally, the canvas is the sector of the wall that extends straight from cube to cube or from bulwark to bulwark.