noun, plural pen·ti·men·ti [pen-tuh-men-tee] /ˌpɛn təˈmɛn ti/. Painting.
the presence or emergence of earlier images, forms, or strokes that have been changed and painted over.
Origin of pentimento
1900–05; < Italian, equivalent to penti(re) to repent (< Latin paenitēre to regret) + -mento -ment
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Another piece belonging to this period is the Pentimento amoroso by Luigi Groto, which was printed as early as 1575.Pastoral Poetry and Pastoral Drama
Walter W. Greg
noun plural -ti (-tiː)
the revealing of a painting or part of a painting that has been covered over by a later painting
the part of a painting thus revealed
Word Origin for pentimento
C20: Italian, literally: correction
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