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a bin that holds rubbish until it is collected

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Rohani deserves a chance," Ashcan - not his real name - told
Erica Hirschler's essay, 'John Singer Sargent Moving Pictures' persuasively sketches the artist's 'distinctly cinematic visual sensibility' (62) to pose Sargent against the over-privileged (in this collection anyway) Thomas Eakins and the Ashcan Group whose realist-impressionist brush strokes sought the illusion of movement.
Relatively few primers offer in-depth details on the Ashcan artists: a school of early 20th-century American artists whose work centered around New York City life.
The Ashcan is an airtight container where the used cigarette butt can be extinguished and stored.
Posters are being launched and portable ashtrays - called Ashcans - will be sold in Tesco stores from June 4.
with dreams, with drugs, with waking nightmares, alcohol and cock and endless balls, incomparable blind streets of shuddering cloud and lightning in the mind leaping towards poles of Canada & Paterson, illuminating all the motionless world of Time between, Peyote solidities of halls, backyard green tree cemetery dawns, wine drunkenness over the rooftops, storefront boroughs of teahead joyride neon blinking traffic light, sun and moon and tree vibrations in the roaring winter dusks of Brooklyn, ashcan rantings and kind king light of mind, (I.
This chapter also includes a brief overview of burgeoning aesthetic innovations, including the realist/naturalist dramaturgy of Ibsen, Strindberg, and others, the gritty realism of the Ashcan School of Art, and the nonrealistic "post-impressionism" that supplanted the Ashcan School as the visual avant-garde.
In another dispatch, the paper reported antagonism between crews and producers had reached fever pitch: "Kicking the cover off the ashcan, the IATSE started a court action asking $34 million damages from Louis B.
His watercolors, with their clear, brilliant hues, their detached spots of color, and their staccato rhythms, have little in common with--for example--Davis's dramatically lit, Ashcan School-type pictures.
Those who do not and simply sit tight hoping the problem will go away are usually consigned to history's ashcan.
Many of the early 'motion photographers' were actually artists or photographers who worked at newspapers and were heavily influenced by the painters of that period, including Impressionistic, Realistic, and even the new-style American Ashcan School that focused on urban subject matter and the ways," she says.
Soon, the annual FADA Show became known as the West Coast source for 19th-and 20th-century works of European and American Impressionism, plein air and classical landscape, Barbizon, maritime, Hudson River School, Western, academic and salon art, portraiture, WPA, Ashcan School and Regionalism, including Taos Society, Hoosiers, and California Scene.
Designed to "enlighten and entertain as well as inform," the volume includes brief entries on AARP, Abbott and Costello, the Afghanistan War, AIDS, Woody Allen, the ACLU, "Amos and Andy," Maya Angelou, the Ashcan School, Arthur Ashe, Fred Astaire, and the atomic bomb.
He plans to continue concentrating on the grooming of up and coming players, and feels the international programme will not entirely end up in the ashcan.
The fact that they are trampled to dust and treated with contempt by power centers does not mean that these values and institutions should be tossed into the ashcan of history.