- the laying on of paint thickly.
- the paint so laid on.
- enamel or slip applied to a ceramic object to form a decoration in low relief.
Origin of impasto
Examples from the Web for impasto
Contemporary Examples of impasto
His colors are darker, his impasto is thicker, and his brushstrokes are quick and imperfect.Did Monet Invent Abstract Art?
March 4, 2010
Historical Examples of impasto
His brush knew one stroke only—his impasto was laid on at once.Franz Hals
In a photograph you are not disturbed by colour, or by impasto.Masques & Phases
All is careful, clear and precise, and there are no passages of heavy colouring or impasto work.William Blake
It is specially noticeable for the thick body (impasto) in which it is applied, so as very often to stand out in visible relief.Illuminated Manuscripts in Classical and Mediaeval Times
J. Henry Middleton
If he makes haste he may become clumsy and rough, leaving here and there inequalities of impasto.Corot
- paint applied thickly, so that brush and palette knife marks are evident
- the technique of applying paint in this way