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The subject is the circus, known far and wide not only to children but to men and women in every corner of the world whose hearts, as the advertisements say, have not abandoned the wonder of childhood, known far and wide for garishness, noise, and perpetual action, and yet in this painting the tone is soft, the artist had stayed his hand from throwing onto the canvas any jarring slashes or bursts of cobalt blue or scarlet or chrome yellow.
And even though I was still only small the all-permeating smell of mothballs on everything has stayed with me 'til this very day, coupled with a young child's abject horror at finding the husks of a million dead woodlice - clearly offended to death by the garishness of the paisley curtains - grouped together under the pillow.
Naima Keith, a curatorial fellow at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles, which has two pieces by Wiley in its collection, puts it like this: "For the last several years, Kehinde Wiley has been a creative powerhouse that has transgressed traditional training and reinvented the art world for the future." By using classical techniques and supercharged color to reflect the garishness of hip-hop culture, she adds, "Wiley presents these young men as both valiant and vulnerable, autonomous and manipulated." It's an equally apt description of Wiley--except, of course, that in theory and in practice, he is the manipulator, the one who is changing how people think and feel about identity.
For every person who has tsk-tsked about the garishness of Jennings Osborne's Cantrelt Road home light displays--particularly, back in the day, his Christmas lights--surely another thousand have enjoyed them, as well as the fireworks that he and his family provide during Riverfest and other community celebrations or the barbecue for too many occasions to name.
As we are all well aware, the days when simplicity was the only thing needed to design a team strip have long gone but even in this era of the football shirt becoming a fashion garment, the garishness of the ensemble which Everton wore on Saturday defied belief.
1 with Yuletide glitz and garishness. But with some deliberate thought, it is possible.
Grant and her team do make a tremendous difference in the lives they touch despite the public garishness of their giving.
In its garishness and idolatry, Mary's ornate book of prayer suggests the incongruity of English high culture in a rustic American setting where the beauty of nature is a more fitting standard of aestheticism.
There is plenty of gratuitous titillation and tabloid exaggeration, but amid the garishness the weekly magazines have shone their torches into Japan's darkest corners, illuminating for the common reader everything from top-level bribery to nuclear cover-ups to food-labeling seams.
The garishness of the Catholic church, the colors, the priests in drag, the singing, the melodrama of the mass--all that is bound to influence you.
The garishness of the modern architecture and the plain and pleasant neighborhoods would have made the functionalist and semirestored sections of the east seem novel and romantic.
It was Mother India in all her mani festations--"Mother India with her garishness and her inexhaustible motion, Mother India who loved and betrayed and ate and destroyed and again loved her children, and with whom the children's passionate conjoining and eternal quarrel stretched long beyond the grave" (61).