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Reading this passage in context enables us to see, first, that sprezzatura is not dissimulative in any simple sense, and, secondly, that its deployment by Canossa impinges on his discussion of native nobility.
the inscription on Bon's tombstone might be regarded as a text, written by Judith, that differs from itself -- one that is dissimulative, rather than authoritative.
Rather than working together to form the basis of the creative act, these dyadic structures reveal image-making to be a dissimulative process, one whose integrity and sense of balance is threatened by an intrusive Other.