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ephemeral

Biology
1. a short-lived organism, such as the mayfly
2. a plant that completes its life cycle in less than one year, usually less than six months

ephemeral

Temporary. Fleeting. Transitory. See ephemeral message app.
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Because ceramic is also familiar as shards, sometimes as the best evidence of ancient cultures, it constantly reminds us of the precariousness and ephemerality of a person's or object's existence.
The light and delicate materials subvert the traditional expectations of enduring materials such as bronze and stone in favor of an expression of the fragility and ephemerality of life.
Various artists will be unleashed at intervals to create different installations exploring the relationship between image and architecture, permanence and ephemerality and so on, though perhaps none will match the Edler brothers' own effort in a demonstration press video featuring Graz's favourite son, Arnold Schwarzenegger, on one of his familiar cinematic rampages.
The rapid political decay of Hell exposes the ephemerality of virtu divorced from virtue.
The phonograph can fix the ephemerality of sound into the concentrated form of objecthood, handing it over to Rousselian fetishism, and simultaneously can grind the transience of sound to a halt as effectively as any death motif".
Here, Szeemann's 1969 tropism toward artists exploring materiality, gravity, process, ephemerality, and contingency (not to mention site-specificity) seemed threatened by these newly presented relics.
Its lack of modern meaning made it the perfect solution to the ephemerality of all urban monuments.
In nearly every circumstance the ephemerality of the music is matched by that of the temporary sets, stages, and decorations executed by leading artists like Ridolfo Ghirlandaio, and the contemporary accounts are themselves a testimony to the tremendous impact of these unique events upon the public.
Lamer inoculates one system with the other, introducing volatility and ephemerality into a context--the gallery--that, per Smithson, neutralizes art's internal charge, transforming works into "inanimate invalids.
Fittings have the economical elegance of instruments, while the design of the lighting and use of different types of glass and colour create layers of transparency and translucence which impart a fitting sense of mystery and ephemerality.
Somewhat ironically, given the monumentality of the painting and the amount of time DeFeo spent making it, The Rose was likened by the artist to a flower in "full bloom," suggesting, in the manner of a Dutch vanitas, the organism's impending death (indeed, DeFeo initially named the work "Deathrose") and the ephemerality of life and beauty.