Origin of impasto
Examples from the Web for impasto
His colors are darker, his impasto is thicker, and his brushstrokes are quick and imperfect.
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
His brush knew one stroke only—his impasto was laid on at once.Franz Hals|Edgcumbe Staley
"Before the Dawn" has some of Chadwick's best work; it is especially marked by a daring harmonic—you might say—impasto.Contemporary American Composers|Rupert Hughes
Word Origin for impasto
laying on of colors thickly," 1784, from Italian impasto, noun of action from impastare "to raise paste; to put in paste," from assimilated form of in- "into, in" (see in- (2)) + pasta "paste" (see pasta).