Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A visible trace of earlier painting beneath a layer or layers of paint on a canvas.
- ‘His surfaces are extravagantly scumbled and full of ragged pentimenti; the boats look like they are embedded in the water rather than floating on it.’
- ‘For the careful observer, they offer a whole world of pentimenti.’
- ‘Some pentimenti are also evident in the underdrawn outlines.’
- ‘Ghost images from the backs of the canvases pop up like pentimenti or nebular dust.’
- ‘Hence the importance in these works of traces of successive compositional stages, pentimenti deliberately retained rather than obliterated in a final synthesis.’
- ‘Their imagery of the painter's canvas implies an alternative, that of pentimento, or the eventual emergence of an underlying image in a painting that grows transparent with age.’
- ‘There are panels explaining pentimenti and underpainting, why paintings look the way they do, all using actual objects from the collection.’
- ‘The drawing measures 36.8 x 41.3 cm and is executed in pen and ink over black chalk, with some additions in brush and wash, and with one pentimento executed onto a separate piece of paper, which has been glued to the principal folio.’
- ‘He made an effort to tone down the swagger yet allowed pentimenti on the canvas to draw even more attention to his beard.’
- ‘The astonishing series of pentimenti which were revealed made me change my mind entirely.’
- ‘She does not follow the design by rote, as revealed by the pentimenti of alterations made during the painting process.’
- ‘The myth becomes a dim pentimento, looming under a series of visuals painted one over the other.’
- ‘The rapid delineation of muscles and sinews, the visible pentimenti and the variable thickness of the chalk lines indicate a purposeful exploration of the physical possibilities of the medium in accurately depicting the human body.’
- ‘The way that they narrow and bulge, and the smudges of pale blue pentimenti in the lemon yellow ground, create a circuitous momentum within the work.’
- ‘The way I'm painting now has a connection with an Italian expression, pentimento, which means ‘ghost image.’’
- ‘In fact, drawing is prominent in the paintings, whether jerkily outlining colored patches or visible as the pentimenti of earlier, barely erased marks.’
- ‘The slightly blurred images reveal her intentionally rough-hewn pentimenti and, ultimately, create a softened, classicized balance.’
- ‘He acknowledged the existence of pentimenti.’
- ‘The pentimenti, the multiple corrections, are evidence that an image which appears spontaneous was achieved via a series of minor and major adjustments.’
- ‘Technical investigations often reveal pentimento - a painting beneath another one - adding further grist to the academic mill.’
Early 20th century: from Italian, literally repentance.
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.