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17) And arguably, his admiration for Dutch culture fueled his work on Netherlandish art, allowing him to idealize a northern culture without explicitly idealizing the culture from which he was exiled.
His numerous idealizing photographs of artists suggest his desperate identification with them.
You may not be idealizing the past; you may be right.
Greenwald fortunately avoids idealizing Lily as she comes to terms with the sexual relationship shared by her sister Elna (Jane Adams) and Elna's older colleague Harriet (E.