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But I find the larger context of this situation to be salutary, structurally important, and with key positive dimensions--rather than being uniformly and lugubriously lamentable.
We can track its changes through half a dozen self-portraits, from the lugubriously El Greco-esque treatment of Self-Portrait (Hand on Chest) of 1913 through the abstract colour patches of Self-Portrait with Arms Crossed (1923) and the defiantly broken brushwork of Self-Portrait as a Degenerate Artist (1937) to the freedom verging on Abstract Expressionism of Time, Gentlemen Please (1971-72).
Neither ethnographic, lugubriously humanitarian, nor straightforwardly political in the manner of, say, Jeremy Dales admittedly powerful bombed-out car-cum-sculpture from Baghdad's Al-Mutanabbi Street, the work in the pavilion is probably a faithful reflection of contemporary art from Iraq.
The third part of the cycle begins with an even more airy feel, in an even slower tempo, more softly, wistfully and lugubriously, and its masterfully written and masterfully delivered gentle orchestral accompaniment beautifully trails away.
However, the more he learns, en route to Azad, about the Empire and the Game, the more intrigued he becomes, seeing the Empire as "an unbearably vivid tangle of contradictions; at the same time pathologically violent and lugubriously sentimental, startlingly barbaric and surprisingly sophisticated, fabulously rich and grindingly poor (but also, undeniably, unequivocally fascinating)" (p.
When we learn that a tailor, presumably the speaker's father, chalks a "daughter-shaped" outline on his drafting paper, the image is lugubriously thrilling yet unexplained.
This false cult lugubriously manifests itself on Oprah, and it peeks out at us from the hundred-mile diet, the environmentalist's cry that we should live in harmony with the world, and the naughty things liberals say about capitalism and consumerism.
It's late, Dean is drunk, Sammy's scampering about in schoolboy prankster mode - while Francis Albert Sinatra, chairman of the board, lugubriously fires insults at his pals.
To wit, after narrating a terrible hardship and another insupportable loss, he drops, lugubriously, a "pessoptimistic" word of wisdom followed incongruously by a wickedly funny one-liner.
Happily, Charlton is no part-time Eeyore but the real deal and he lugubriously observed: "We tested him twice this week and he missed it both times.
In response to the desperate petitions of human prayer, the God of "Soliloquy" sardonically observes of his Creation, "Pray away, / Creatures; I'm going to destroy / It," adding lugubriously, "The mistake's mine, / If you like.
And the siren cried lugubriously, as the two anchors, without having been hoisted by anyone, rose pitifully to the deck like two drenched old ladies.