By contrast, the bali and chute, reminiscent of a seed in an open pod, are on a monumental scale and presented hieratically
liked a sculpted altarpiece.
In "Ars Negativa," his fifth chapter, McCann characterizes Rossetti's search for an iconography of ideal presences and conceptual Aufhebung, in the prose tale "Hand and Soul," in the painting The Girlhood of Mary Virgin," and in assorted verbal and material canvasses of hieratically
sensualized women, as forms of "literal" self-reference and mystical ars negativa in service to a "transnatural idea" (p.
frequently introduced by a miniature of a hieratically
enthroned sovereign to underscore the dynastic character of the text and to lend authority to its tale.
Moreover, Professor Connor uses quite a lot of his first chapter to challenge the elitist assumptions of his critical predecessors by arguing for a developing interpenetration of 'high' and 'low' literary cultures in postwar Britain; his own commentary, however, is more or less confined to 'high' texts and the only moderately (but not very) 'low' book he examines, Brian Aldiss's Frankenstein Unbound, gets itself hieratically
condescended to for its 'banal philosophizing, its spasms of melodrama and sentimentality' with an hauteur reminiscent of Q.
3 (Charikleia speaks, depicted hieratically
, before chastity test); 10.
The tension between the rapidity of the montage and the slowness of its thematic or imagistic evolution encouraged the double consciousness of a unique film meticulously articulating its own frame of reference and of all films, or rather the cinema itself, hieratically
declaring its fundamental elements, making the screen an altar at the edge of the night sky.
He presents severely and hieratically
subdued "stagings" in which the canvases are arranged according to a classical, almost Olympian rhythm and within which all perceptual ambiguities, which tend to throw the viewer's glance off balance, can be resolved.