A general Italian term for coarse, generally handmade pottery (with coarse inclusions in the clay), of low firing temperature (800o C) and of local rather than imported manufacture. Prior to the ninth century BC, this formed the full repertoire of pottery that could be burnished and decorated. From the seventh century onward, coarse pottery became more refined, with greater control in preparation (choice of finer clays, range of forms, wheel turning, and surface finish) and firing (higher temperatures and greater control) and was accompanied by fine wares.

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  • impasto — (n.) laying on of colors thickly, 1784, from It. impasto, noun of action from impastare to raise paste; to put in paste, from assimilated form of in into, in (see IN (Cf. in ) (2)) + pasta paste (see PASTA (Cf. pasta)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • Impasto — Im*pas to, n. [It. See {Impaste}.] (Paint.) The thickness of the layer or body of pigment applied by the painter to his canvas with especial reference to the juxtaposition of different colors and tints in forming a harmonious whole. Fairholt.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Impasto — (ital., Empaste, franz. Empâtement), in der Malerei das dicke Auftragen der Farben; in der Kupferstecherkunst das geschickte Verwischen der Punkte und Striche …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Impasto — (ital.), Empâtement (frz.), das dicke Auftragen der Farben; impastieren, in der Malerei: die Farben dick auftragen; beim Kupferstich: die Punkte durch Striche und Schraffierungen verwischen …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Impasto — er en betegnelse for en tyk farvepålægning …   Danske encyklopædi

  • impasto — s.m. [der. di impastare ]. 1. [azione di impastare: l i. della malta ] ▶◀ impastatura. 2. (estens.) [ciò che si ottiene impastando più sostanze: un i. morbido ] ▶◀ amalgama, composto, (non com.) impastatura, pasta. 3. (fig.) [unione di elementi… …   Enciclopedia Italiana

  • impasto — ► NOUN Art ▪ the process or technique of laying on paint or pigment thickly so that it stands out from a surface. ORIGIN Italian, from pasta a paste …   English terms dictionary

  • impasto — [im päs′tō, impas′tō] n. [It < impastare: see IMPASTE] 1. painting in which the paint is laid thickly on the canvas 2. paint so laid on …   English World dictionary

  • Impasto — In English, the borrowed Italian word impasto most commonly refers to a technique used in painting, where paint is laid on an area of the surface (or the entire canvas) very thickly, usually thickly enough that the brush or painting knife strokes …   Wikipedia

  • Impasto — Die Impastotechnik Impasto (italienisch: „Teig“) ist eine Maltechnik, bei der die Farben sehr dick aufgetragen werden. Man kann die Pinselstriche oder die Abdrücke des Malmessers deutlich erkennen. Die Farbe kann auch so dick aufgetragen werden,… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • impasto — 1im·pà·sto s.m. 1. BU l impastare, l impastarsi e il loro risultato; impastamento 2a. CO amalgama ottenuto impastando sostanze differenti: un impasto molle, consistente, un impasto di farina e uova 2b. TS edil. qualsiasi amalgama costituito da… …   Dizionario italiano

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