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representing figuratively as by emblem or allegory

decorating with a design

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For Arnold, figuration and abstraction were not mutually exclusive: Her project was to make them coexist as equals within the space of a single work.
In this context, Eli's Calibanic and sexist discourse obviously becomes a parody of itself; its surface meaning yields to the figuration of his internal world and its humanity.
With it, the underlying linguistic issue within the verb of being is avoided, as in Cranmer's shift of focus from being to calling and figuration, or else its focus is broadened to the sentence and beyond.
Clearly conceived as summae, reversals, and renewals of her life in stitches, Menopause and its two sibling works transpose hand for machine, framed for merely stretched, and monochrome for pattern or figuration.
These two functions reinforce one another, since the reduction of political discourse to lurid figuration enables it to appeal more easily to audiences at a distance from the immediate world of the court.
Apparently oblivious of any such consensus, the curators proudly dub these official Stalinist productions "masterpieces," and then ignore the difference between commissioned propaganda canvases and experimental works that comprise various modes of 1920s new figuration.
Throughout that decade, painting was on the defensive with regard to new media, and by 1980, abstraction was seemingly eclipsed by a resurgence of painterly figuration.
Even though Morris's unitary gestalts trace back to a performance featuring a box he made to house his own body, Minimalism ultimately eliminated figuration from its purview, thereby putting literalist readings directly at odds with figurative ones.
One might wonder, lastly, whether the deployment of traditional strategies of narrative, figuration, and theatricality would not inevitably generate a sense of history as closed and cyclical, rather than as a process of incessant transformation.
Exploration of women in political realms opens with an excellent article by Anne Cruz on the female figure in "Pedro el Cruel" ballads that demonstrates how rival political factions effected a political agenda at women's expense through their dualistic figuration of that ruler's wife and mistress either as martyr, adultress, or castrating seductress.
1919; Always the Best Man Wins, 1920; The Master's Bedroom, 1920; and Oedipus Rex, 1922--makes vivid his foundational preoccupation with technologies of inscription and their relation to pictorial figuration and graphic visualization more broadly conceived.
Such bipolar efforts are nothing if not a high five to the practiced viewer's capability to slip gears between figuration and flat-out abstraction, consequently feeling the gentle click of a well-maintained mechanism.
Fundamental to the discussion are the concepts of figuration and dissemblance, which Didi-Huberman considers "the privileged means" of accessing the spiritual mystery encapsulated in the Incarnation.
On other occasions the artist has even pushed figuration with such lights, arranging them into starlike wall installations.
The conflicting pulls, the inner tensions, the changeableness of moods, the ever springing of new desires and forms peculiar to Petrarch's temperament make it impossible for him to formulate a stable figuration of the self.