Home / ART / What is the term for visible traces of an earlier painting beneath newer artwork on canvas?
What is the term for visible traces of an earlier painting beneath newer artwork on canvas?
A pentimento is an alteration in a painting, evidenced by traces of previous work, showing that the artist has changed his or her mind as to the composition during the process of painting. The word is Italian for repentance.
Favorite this Trivia.
In order to be able to favorite the trivias you find most interesting, you need to have an account. Favoriting a trivia means you are also bookmarking it and have it available on your profile.
Report a trivia answer.
We are sorry that you feel the need to report one of our answers. Please, tell us more regarding this problem.