English Dictionary

Pioneers in dictionary publishing since 1819

impasto (ɪmˈpæstəʊ Pronunciation for impasto

Definitions

noun

  1. paint applied thickly, so that brush and palette knife marks are evident
  2. the technique of applying paint in this way

Word Origin

C18: from Italian, from impastare; see impaste

Example Sentences Including 'impasto'

I scowled at George Melly opposite; his violent impasto didn't stir.
Malcolm, John Whistler in the Dark
In some works Moira introduces more heavy, impasto layers by applying texture paste with a palette knife.
Bulgin, Sally Acrylics Masterclass
She chooses pointillist rather than impasto strokes and builds the interior workings of the mind patiently and vividly.
Glasgow Herald (2001)
Slightly impasto , the surfaces are substantial, giving the work depth and an almost sculptural quality.
The Mercury, Sunday Tasmanian (2004)
This particular painting has quite a lot of impasto in it, and I got through quite a few tubes of titanium white.
Times, Sunday Times (2002)

Comments

Log in to comment on this word.