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Then, too, there's the doe-eyed Polley, a portrait of clear-eyed resolution, subtle, balanced, utterly transfixing.
The production's most rousing, over the top moments are probably also its weakest; not only does the sound begin to break up at extreme moments on the recordings, but the chaos dulls the music's transfixing edge.
Some of this can be seen in reproduction, but no illustration can begin to capture the absolute specificity, which in this case also means the transfixing intensity, of the ultimate hue, or the tensile integrity of the paint surface, or the sheer rightness of the color in relation to the size and shape of the support, or the suggestion of depth within or behind the paint surface, an effect that has become increasingly important to his art.