tantalize

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The unique character of Jerusalem tantalizes the senses.
In many of the paintings Harms takes a recognizable image from the landscape and attacks it with arbitrary marks until it nearly disappears from view - an old Willem de Kooning trick - and the resulting bramble tantalizes the viewer with the insistence of a half-remembered name.
A few examples will suffice to show how this book both tantalizes and frustrates.