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I appreciate Haraway's figuration of Sojourner Truth as unsettled theoretician because I feel the dangers in my own tendency to settle.
Surfaces acquire the delicate figuration and insistent repetition of tropical walnut panels, a subtle paradox which combines with the more overt opposition between orthogonal and curving geometry to turn the act of entry into an invitation to participate.
Fried's analysis extends beyond the great abstract canvases of 1947-50 to Pollock's more problematic attempts to reengage figuration, most notably in Cut-Out, 1948-50, and Out of the Web, 1949.
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.
Since, in Peter Martyr's reading the manner of Christ's saying is figurative and the meaning is spiritual, truth and figuration come enticingly -- perhaps also deceptively -- close in it.
As a result, "the desire for social equality, which these novels represent in domestic figuration, reflects black people's chronic quest for civil liberty, a quest that has been and continues to be fundamental to virtually all aspects of their lives.
The sole piece of evidence she offers on Venus is an oration delivered in 1559 by Luigi Groto, "the blind man of Adria," whose unprecedented figuration was taken up by no one else.
But the preponderance of the language and its tone and rhythm here focus toward the intellectual analysis and figuration of the humanity of the male self and the sacrifice of that self to the female.
It's tremendous fun seeing her rethink Jasper Johns and Bruce Nauman (with partially clad or bewigged body casts), Andy Warhol (his products become her logotypes), Sigmar Polke (from dots to plaids), Chuck Close (fingerprints disaggregated from figuration and made into Rorschachs), Richard Serra (whose rusting vertical plates get outfitted with stove-top burners), et al.
15] Under James, the number of libels aimed at the king's favorites increases exponentially and also includes a wide range of lurid figuration.
Craft begins with bronze as a way to question the viability of monumentality while pushing figuration to its nonrepresentational limits.
There is a similar but more complex and subtle shift from figuration to abstraction in the two works from the "Autochromes" series, which consists of large reproductions of early color photographs that have become almost undifferentiated monochrome surfaces.