Canvas is a strong, woven cloth traditionally used by artists as a support (surface on which to paint)

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  • Lucio Fontana, 'Spatial Concept 'Waiting'' 1960
    Lucio Fontana
    Spatial Concept 'Waiting' 1960
    unconfirmed: 930 x 730 mm
    frame: 1161 x 982 x 86 mm
    Purchased 1964© Fondazione Lucio Fontana, Milan
  • John Latham, 'Time Base Roller' 1972
    John Latham
    Time Base Roller 1972
    Steel, canvas, acrylic paint, ink and electric motor
    object: 1850 x 6370 x 660 mm
    Purchased 2005© The estate of John Latham (noit prof. of flattime), courtesy Lisson Gallery, London
  • Richard Smith, 'Piano' 1963
    Richard Smith
    Piano 1963
    Oil on canvas
    object: 1826 x 2772 x 1140 mm
    Purchased 1975© Richard Smith

Commonly made of either linen or cotton thread, but also manufactured from man-made materials such as polyester.