high-keyed


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high-keyed

adj
1. (General Physics) having a high pitch; shrill
2. US highly strung
3. (Colours) bright in colour
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
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Adj.1.high-keyed - (of persons) excitable
excitable - easily excited
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Again the professor burst into high-keyed laughter.
His paintings are usually carefully composed from a bird's eye view with constructed geometries and high-keyed palette juxtaposing warm tones with cool bits of other colours that aim to produce a visual vibration.
"The dynamic movement of the figures, bold modeling, and open and scintillating brushwork combined with high-keyed color create a dramatic effect, representing Veronese at the height of his abilities," the museum said.
The works on view are a woman's surrealistic fantasies, rendered in vivid and high-keyed colors, and sparkling with blooms, bubbles and butterflies, glistening koi and Cubist still lifes, owls and roosters, checkerboards, starbursts and diamond patterns, all crystallizing before her very eyes.
A corresponding transformational logic informs the pictures' high-keyed coloration, which Welling generated by assigning each of the three original black-and-white source photographs to separate red, green, and blue color channels in Photoshop, which he then manipulated.
The next room is entirely devoted to works by William Orpen; several portraits of members of the Royal Flying Corps attest to Air-Marshal Sir Hugh Trenchard's desire to publicise the Corps, but Adam and Eve at Peronne and Dead Germans in a Trench (both 1918), painted in Orpen's typical high-keyed palette, show him in a different mood.
Many [African-Americans] tend to be high-keyed, animated, confrontational and interpersonal."
His choreography is technically demanding, high-keyed, and sexy.
The painting reflects the remarkable transformation of his colors and subject matter, investigating the modern-life subjects, high-keyed colors and broken brushwork of Impressionism.
It's an arresting, baroque confection of rich colour, lush musical orchestration, high-keyed performances, purple postdubbed dialogue, and huge dollops of unmistakable Canuck fatalism and alienation.
My only response is to say that the high-keyed moments are all the more affecting-witness the ear-slashing sequence.
Critics incessantly invoke a familiar roster of proper names, relating Ferris's gestural energy to Joan Mitchell or Franz Kline, or chalking up her high-keyed palettes to such 1980s art stars as Keith Haring and her former professor Peter Halley.

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