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

  • Modest Cuixart, 39, cousin of Antoni Tpies, paints in a richly detailed impasto that he calls "the new baroque.
  • Done in a thick, ocherous impasto, which produced a paint surface that looked both lavish and summarily abbreviated, the image suggested (of all unlikely things) mushrooms: swollen .
  • He makes paint an equivalent to flesh, a palpable substance that he ushers across the canvas in broad paths of impasto.

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