Crushed impasto


Impasto (the? ? application of thick layers of paint) leaves distinct patterns of an individual artist???s brushwork often identifying the authenticity of a particular painter???s work ??? these sharp peaks and well defined valleys are easily crushed through inept restoration where the application of too much heat during lining will soften and partially melt the paint layer itself, crushing it downward, partially or totally flattening it. The distinctive feature of ???crushed impasto??? is a soft, rolling crest to the top of the impasto. Crushed Impasto Examples