- having a heavy impasto.
Origin of pastose
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Examples from the Web for pastose
His flesh, less clear than it afterwards became, is pastose and burnished.The Standard Galleries - Holland
His flesh, less clear than it afterwards becomes, is pastose and burnished.
Taddeo was very bold in his work, and had a manner passing soft and pastose, and very far removed from the hardness often seen.