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Pentimento is an Italian term that refers to the evidence of an earlier painting that has been partially erased or painted over. The term is often used to describe the visible traces of an artist’s creative process, and can be seen in a wide range of works of art, from ancient murals to contemporary paintings. Pentimento can provide valuable insights into the history and evolution of a work of art, and can be used to deepen our understanding of an artist’s intentions and techniques.