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Repose

Harmony in the arrangement of parts or colors that is restful to the eye.
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That They May Face the Rising Sun might seem to present an exception to this general rule, given that its unfaltering authorial touch serves a reposeful and celebratory atmosphere and a late twentieth-century chronology, but even here McGahern is concerned with characters who had their formative years in the heyday of the church-state consensus.
It's important when trying to create a reposeful interior to have objects and paintings at eye level when you are sitting down.
Bildung here does not consist of a developmental narrative resulting in a subject so well-rounded that it can only be conceived along the reposeful lines of a classical Greek statue; on the contrary: in this account, Bildung produces the very shaken subject that its standard account (as provided most influentially by Herder) is meant to thwart.
Far less reposeful is Andre Derain's Dance, where colours skirmish in an ultra-patterned, stage-set, Gauguinesque jungle.
In the Turina, a piece which uses expansive brushstrokes to produce a piece which is alternately reposeful and fiery, she seemed constantly in charge, the piano taking very much the dominant role, something proved by her opening attack.
In "The Nigger of the 'Narcissus"' the image of death is also becoming more vivid as the story develops; "In the evenings the cleared decks had a reposeful aspect, resembling the autumn of the earth" (NN 38), and then "on clear evenings the silent ship, under the cold sheen of the dead moon, took on a false aspect of passionless repose, resembling the winter of the earth" (NN 152).
Juror Charles Schiffner singled out Douglas's careful composition as "a reposeful solution that's naturally and carefully blended out of existing elements.
There was something reposeful, solid, phlegmatic about this.