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James Blythe, OUSU's vice president for access and academic affairs, said he proposed the motion calling for subfusc to be scrapped after a group of examiners complained it was "uncomfortable, anachronistic and a general pain".
Painted in oil on paper, these works usually feature large skies with delicately daubed-in clouds towering above low strips of subfusc land and tiny people, distinguished only by their clothes and actions, all of which occur well below the horizon.
Perhaps the most surprising is the off-loading of dark, upholstered color; subfusc Paris apartments and the cool, imagined light of his mythological paintings are replaced by vibrant southern light with which shadows must struggle to gain a formal equality.
It is in places like this, I suggest, that we are to look for one of the most important links between tragedy and history: not in the subfusc area of political institutions, hut in dramatic confrontations, great temptations, and terrible crimes.
do not disgrace the throne' should sound as agitated and deeply felt as anything in a Monteverdi madrigal; but here, though all the notes are clear and well modulated, the drama is subfusc, understated, not a hair out of place.
Zitner greeted the BBC Shakespeare television series, which promised a ready supply of endlessly repeatable subfusc performances, with mild alarm.
Subfusc ranges by Dusapin and Leclercq mirror each other across the Rue de Dijon, and link up with (last at present but not least) the contributions by Christian de Portzamparc and Henri Ciriani.
Whilst retreating into the display of earlier works, over-patriotically entitled The English Canon - although Mytens and Lely came from Holland, Canaletto from Venice, Wilson from Wales, Loutherbourg from Alsace, and Benjamin West from Pennsylvania - it is worth pausing at the picture of a gin-shop (Huddersfield) by George Morland, that subfusc British surrogate for Teniers the Younger.
Forget the stereotype Jack the Ripper, swirly moustachioed Victorian villain figure, Phantom of the Opera-like cloak, black bag in black-gloved hand, raven's-wing-black sheered gibus under an East End gibbous moon, shuffling subfusc through shadowed passage and court.