However, given the relative density of illustration in M, it is hardly surprising that a significant proportion represent what may perhaps be considered the more banal occurrences of this romance, whose Long Version in particular tends to be somewhat rebarbative
3) A second reason put forward for the marginalization of CARL is the rebarbative
presentation of its research; this is a particular concern of Potter's ("Literary Criticism" 91, 94, 97), but others have echoed her.
This makes much of his later work look somewhat rebarbative
on the page, until one gets used to it and takes no notice.
At the beginning of this decade, Sillman was known for light, cheery, vaguely acidic tones, which were aptly described by Molesworth as conveying "an uneasy confluence of nature, domesticity, and the language of kitsch"--colors, in other words, that should have been rebarbative
but, in Sillman's hands, somehow were not.
A couple of decades ago, exhibitions devoted to such stuff were irritating--all that scatological or politically rebarbative
stuff crowding out the real art.
His Satan has an ambivalence that allows him to represent revolution in both its heroic and its rebarbative
And his consideration of the sophistication of the Wallace, a description rarely bestowed on it, should begin the rehabilitation of this rebarbative
We'd done the critical reading and so could sort through the often rebarbative
yet always challenging works we favored.
It's not just the rebarbative
pseudo-thought, the cliched political sloganeering ("Eurocentric patriarchal colonialist bourgeois racist capitalist"), the minatory, all-knowing tone.
Burkhart adds insult to these injuries with her rebarbative
color combinations (bright orange and deep turquoise, for example) and her use of tacky materials like wood-grain contact paper and marbleized mirrored glass, while her literal, illustrative line duly registers the actress's wrinkles and dewlaps.
Why is it, to speak bluntly, that so much of what we are called upon to admire as art has the smirking, rebarbative
quality of a bad joke?
The duo certainly broach the themes of incompetence and failure, but they do so with neither a cloying, patronizing "affectionate humor" nor a rebarbative