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
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.
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
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.
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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There were jolie laide
"moon landers" and a blush-colored phallus atop a scrappy base; some of it was like a Rachel Harrison falling apart.