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impasto (Ĭmpăs´tō, –pä´stō), thickly applied paint that projects from the picture surface. Such works as Childe Hassam's Allies Day (1917; National Gall. of Art, Washington, D.C.) and Hans Hoffman's abstraction In Upper Regions (1963; David N. Marks Coll.) exploit to advantage the vigorous effect inherent in impasto technique.

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impasto

im·pas·to / imˈpastō; -ˈpästō/ • n. Art the process or technique of laying on paint or pigment thickly so that it stands out from a surface. ∎  paint applied thickly.

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impasto

impasto laying on of colour thickly. XVIII. — It., f. impastare, f. IM-1 + pasta PASTE.

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impasto

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