IMPASTI

impasto

[im-pas-toh, -pah-stoh]
noun Painting.
1.
the laying on of paint thickly.
2.
the paint so laid on.
3.
enamel or slip applied to a ceramic object to form a decoration in low relief.

Origin:
1775–85; < Italian, noun derivative of impastare to impaste

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impasto (ɪmˈpæstəʊ)
 
n
1.  paint applied thickly, so that brush and palette knife marks are evident
2.  the technique of applying paint in this way
 
[C18: from Italian, from impastare; see impaste]

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