Impasto (noun)

A painting technique in which thick, heavy layers of paint are applied to the canvas, giving a raised and textured effect.

Origin:

Derived from the italian word "impastare" meaning "to knead, mix".

Examples:

  1. The impasto technique was used by some Expressionist painters to express intense emotions.
  2. In impasto paintings, the artist applies the paint in thick layers, often using a palette knife.
  3. Impasto allows the artist to create a highly textured surface, with visible brushstrokes and the paint itself appearing to be almost sculptural.
  4. Some artists prefer to use a thin and smooth painting technique, while others favor the bold and textured impasto style.
  5. The impasto technique was a popular choice for Impressionist painters, as it allowed them to capture the effects of light and color in a more vivid and dynamic way.
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