Noun(1) painting that applies the pigment thickly so that brush or palette knife marks are visible
(1) The heavy impasto of the grove obscures the legibility of trunks and ground.(2) His work at this time was vaguely Surrealist, with forms resembling primitive hieroglyphs painted in a heavy impasto .(3) He highlights a silver fish-server with stipples of white impasto .(4) Some portraits were painted with brushes first, and then a hard tool was used to blend the skin tones and add texture to the thick wax impasto .(5) These immensely appealing paintings feature vivid colors, slathered impasto and homespun comedy.(6) As light strikes the painting at an angle, ridges of impasto reveal moments in the history of its making without disclosing what was buried in the process.(7) Characteristically he painted in thick impasto , mainly with a palette knife and generally in subdued ochre and umber tones.(8) The common element is colour: he uses layer upon layer of his impasto (oil, gesso and pigment) to create the finished result.(9) The landscape background of Elizabeth's portrait in particular is remarkably abstract, using strong colour and thick impasto .(10) In each, he runs a dazzling gamut of painterly techniques: glazing, impasto , scumbling, decalcomania, fluid linear strokes and so on.
(1) impasto :: impasto
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