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tr.v. em·bla·zoned, em·bla·zon·ing, em·bla·zons
a. To adorn (a surface) with a prominent marking, such as a logo or heraldic symbol: emblazon a doorway with a coat of arms.
b. To inscribe (a prominent marking, such as a logo or heraldic symbol) on a surface: emblazon a cross on a banner.
2. To make resplendent with brilliant colors.
3. To make illustrious; celebrate: emblazoning a heroine's deeds in song.

em·bla′zon·er n.
em·bla′zon·ment n.
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"Unrepentant Ego: The Self-Portraits of Lucas Samaras" wasted no time and exercised suitably little restraint in announcing its larger-than-life subject/object, emblazoning the entrance to the exhibition with a colossal photograph of the artist's face.
But Ruscha resists knee-jerk spiritualism (and, one might argue, his own often mentioned dormant Catholicism) by emblazoning slogans that render the scenes absurd.
It's possible to read the painting allegorically: Plainly painted puppet-boy peering out the window stands for caricature in contemporary figure painting; he's on the lookout, worried, in contrast with the calm, typically Calvin-esque, guitar-playing dude, bright satanic calligraphy emblazoning his black T-shirt, bloodshot blue eyes, baked.