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  • (n) painting that applies the pigment thickly so that brush or palette knife marks are visible


  1. He makes paint an equivalent to flesh, a palpable substance that he ushers across the canvas in broad paths of impasto.
  2. Every surface the mudguards of the cart no less than the slowly sliding water sparkles with a whitish impasto, virginal and dense.
  3. The detailing is not just a matter of touches; it is an impasto that, instead of being a stylistic device, be comes the root substance of the work.


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/ə ˌnæ krə ˈnɪ stɪk /