jolie laide


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jolie laide

(ʒɔli lɛd)
n, pl jolies laides (ʒɔli lɛd)
a woman whose ugliness forms her chief fascination
[literally: pretty (attractive) ugly woman]
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In the chambers of somebody's heart (however jolie laide
McKinniss belongs in a lineage of sexy figuration, after such greats as Elizabeth Peyton and j Billy Sullivan, but while their work profits from a certain "off" glam- ( our, with wonderfully fussy or stilted moments, McKinniss is simply t good--well-trained, confident, displaying an uncommon facility with paint punctuated by controlled moments of jolie laide sophistication.
The French term Jolie Laide literally translates to "pretty-ugly" or "good looking--ugly."
Jolie Laide is not about setting a whole new definition for what is beautiful; it asks you to consider that unlikely qualities and characteristics can create allure and appeal to make a certain person or thing beautiful.
It is ugly-beautiful: it arrests the eye, like those women that the French call jolie laide, imperfect features on a perfect face.
The evenings combine a gallery of still and film images, installations and live music and performance in the gallery, basement and garden of Artspace exploring "what is strange, ugly and beautiful in the human body." A number of the 20 contributing artists trained at Coventry University and others from Nuneaton are taking part and the event is a collaboration between Coventry Artspace and Jolie Laide. The gallery will be open from 6.30pm and live performances will take place from 7.15pm.
A series of obviously new windows (the 'historic ones' are blind and blocked up) give the facade a jolie laide frisson, but this discordance simply reflects the structural disjunction between the facade and the new floors behind.
The French have a term "jolie laide" which, when literally translated means "pretty-ugly".
The Winnebago gave you your name, Ohio,/And Ohio means beautiful river." He gathers up the beautiful ugly, the jolie laide the French know how to name and Hacker so appreciates, as essential sources.
She could only have been hired for her looks, her pearlish skin and symmetry deployed to retroactively humiliate a forty-two-year-old lead who is otherwise too jolie laide to be uglified, and is really the first actor von Trier has found who, like Caroline Ducey in Catherine Breillat's Romance (1999) and Amira Casar in Breillat's Anatomy of Hell (2004), gets hotter in the face of abasement.
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