until, out of nowhere, a blue-green coast appears,
Indeed, the question of form versus formlessness
is Kant's initial way of distinguishing between the beautiful and the sublime in the "Analytic of the Sublime": "The beautiful in nature concerns the form of an object, which consists in limitation; the sublime, by contrast, is to be found in a formless object insofar as limitlessness is represented in it, or at its instance, and yet it is also thought as a totality" (128).
The rover gazed at the rocks loaded with blueberries, hundreds of blue spheres that had congealed out of formlessness
, out of the universe's genius for creating form.
of this supersensible realm (apprehended by clairvoyants as a fluctuating field of colored light and musical tones) is echoed in the turbulent background of Randolph's canvasses, although he has not yet dispensed with physical matter entirely.
Stunned, glassy-eyed and gasping for breath, I arrived in the World of Formlessness
, the final goal of life, at the top level of the monument, hoping that my life and prospects had been transformed.
Miller soon leaves eleventh-century England, setting most of the poems in an unnamed, quasi-mythic City whose anonymity and formlessness
give him plenty of room to create and recreate it as he goes.
Hence the enormous preponderance of shapeless, oozing gloopiness in the abcanny monstrous, the stress on formlessness
, shapes that ostentatiously evade symbolic decoding by being all shapes and no shapes.
For White, formlessness
is an analogue for flux, incomprehension, death, obliteration, the dissolution of the fragile boundaries of the self, and the ongoing subliminal pulses and processes of the body.
Instead, authenticity intuitively senses the intersection in which we are both form and formlessness
This movement from formlessness
to fluency seemed an apt parallel to the leper's approach.
Kurosawa's forest and wilderness is like a world of nightmares and the polarity between form and formlessness
is demonstrated through the image of castles and the mist that signifies spatial disorientation.
Coupled with his persistent valorization of order over formlessness
, Ellison's consistently teleological, even theological conception of African American futurity renders suspect the popular reluctance to find in his work, Invisible Man in particular, any structure or style that carries even a whiff of telos.
and seeming aimlessness of many of them leaves me puzzled and often distracted after a few pages.
The ebullient formlessness
of these paintings makes sense in terms of painting loosing itself wilfully in the anarchic luminosity of vision, "the blinding intensity--the primary force" (38) of the gaze that emanates from the world that Lacan has described as "pulsatile, dazzling, and spread out.
Even as Groarke handles images of formlessness
and subconscious quest, she warns us against overdetermined meanings and forces us to reconfigure the space of the poem as we read.