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pentimento

(pĕn'təmĕn`tō), painter's term for the evidence in a work that the original composition has been changed. Often the opaque pigment with which the artist covered a mistake or unwanted beginnings will, with time or injudicious cleaning, become transparent, and a revelation of original intentions will become visible through the finished composition. A celebrated example is Caravaggio's Lute Player (Metropolitan Museum of Art) in which X-ray photography was used to uncover evidence of the painter's original intention.
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Kessler-Harris describes this very well: "When she wrote Pentimento .
16) Pentimento e uma alteracao em um quadro que manifesta uma mudanca da ideia do artista naquilo que estava pintando.
Tendo em vista a impossibilidade de que as recombinações entre motivos e situações dramáticas ocorram independentemente da passagem do tempo --afinal, no caso de CFA foram quatro décadas de Literatura--, como uma espécie de pintura antiga ou esboço que vem à tona, em tela reaproveitada, produzindo novos significados, o pentimento produzido a partir do rearranjo dos núcleos intimista, psicodélico-fantástico, dramático e lúdico, que resulta na construção das várias facetas identitárias da poética de CFA não deve ser demarcado de modo estanque, pois aquilo que é considerado como novo num determinado núcleo contém, também, os restos da formação anterior.
La imagen publicitaria se muestra como pentimento, como rastro de una imagen fantasmal que exige una inscripcion desde el otro lado.
Il Concilio, nel benevolo tentativo di una composizione pacifica dei conflitti con l'eresia catara, esortava gli eretici al ripudio delle dottrine erronee, al pentimento ed alla conversione.
Each chapter includes a pentimento, or remembrance, intended to alter stereo-typical views and attain a deeper understanding of Nightingale's life, works, and beliefs.
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Nearly every other aspect of Hellman's life has been disputed, including how much Hammett helped with The Children's Hour (Martinson convincingly shows his editorial guidance to have been critical), her overlong defense of Stalin and the Soviet regime (she finally recanted, but without much vigor), and the truthfulness of her three autobiographical memoirs, An Unfinished Woman (1969), Pentimento (1973), and Scoundrel Time (1976).
As the river's temporal pentimento surfaces, we physically embody the flow of time through space.
Wagschal, noting the lack of specificity of the markings on the globe of the world depicted, opines that this "suggests that Pereda used the technique of pentimento, that is, he may have painted over a land or water mass on the sphere, in a sense marking its erasure.
This is the third Jessica Molaskey recording I have reviewed in these pages, and it very well might be my favorite, possibly topping her terrific debut album Pentimento.