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gaudy

Brit a celebratory festival or feast held at some schools and colleges
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By now, Polke's puddles of paint, pools of color, tireless (and cliched) nineteenth-century steel-plate illustrations, modern benday newsprint imagery, gaudily patterned fabric, slack gesture and smudge are a dog's lunch of scarcely provisional indexes for paint and brush, surrogates equaling Ego, not Edit.
REGRETS: Will's fame was brief; WILL HUNTING: Gaudily dressed Christine Hamilton lands a smacker on student Will Goodhand at a drunken party after the dinner (inset); SUNDAY; YESTERDAY
With a backdrop of a gaudily decorated New Year's tree and a blue, red and white Russian flag, he went on: "I am stepping down ahead of term.
He seems to be on autopilot here, producing a series of uninspired setpieces that are neither evocative nor gaudily dazzling.
Nielsen and Thiele don't quite feel like the direct subjects of this body of work--the manipulation itself is just as forcefully emphasized, almost gaudily so.
Some of the girls, with nails and hair gaudily painted with nail varnish, supplement their income through prostitution.
The first glimpse yesterday of the Carnival City casino venue made that abundantly and gaudily clear.
But the gaudily colored furnishings that are trundled on and off by stagehands seem to come from an entirely different production dating from an entirely different era.
Other glamour poses include a 1950s Hollywood-style starlet on the beach and a gaudily made- up 1980s model in see through plastic shorts.
How else to explain the recent pairing of a gaudily made-up transvestite and a sternly elegant Greek god in the museum's ancient art galleries, where a fortuitously placed sign directing visitors to "Glitter and Doom: German Portraits from the 1920s" makes it appear as if the looming cross-dresser from a 1927 painting by Christian Schad is sneaking up to peck the marble Hermes at her side?
And those with real stamina could snatch a day or two at the Henley Regatta where the men should be clad in white trousers, straw boaters and gaudily coloured blazers, a uniform which has not changed much since Tom Brown was roasted in front of the fire at his Victorian public school.
Trailing wisteria framed the archway, leading into an enchanted place where gaudily coloured bougainvillaea tumbled over the walls, its hot pinks and purples muted in the dim lighting.