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ALLA PRIMA [1 record]

Record 1 1992-06-04


Subject field(s)
  • Painting (Arts)

A method of painting in which the pigments are applied all at once to the canvas, without impasting or retouching.


  • Peinture (Arts)

Expression italienne désignant une peinture exécutée uniquement frais sur frais et ordinairement, mais pas nécessairement, en une seule séance.


Il existe une autre technique dite de peinture rapide que l'on effectue généralement en une séance sur des couleurs toujours fraîches, c'est-à-dire suffisamment humides. [...] le nom que les Italiens donnent à cette technique est «alla prima», c'est-à-dire «au premier coup».


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