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Repose

Harmony in the arrangement of parts or colors that is restful to the eye.
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Highbury embraces the new ethos that combines gentility and work, not by mutating into an industrial center like northern towns, but by providing a reposeful home for those whose professional lives require proximity to the financial and cultural giant that is London.
The "identification of the female body with the enclosed space" of pleasing and reposeful landscape results in a highly erotic natural dwelling ("Troping the Subject" 259).
The reposeful woman creates a sense of atmosphere, a quality about herself which offsets any of the minor physical characteristics that nature overlooked.
The subject: "The Neutral," a term near "neuter," but not precisely it; a term for a range of longings (including the desire not to desire) that had traveled, in Barthes's work, previously under the aliases of "third meaning," "punctum," and "obtuse." Shimmer, drift, vacancy, fatigue, ineffability, cruising: The neutral is the space of undogmatic, reposeful, tactful, antiadjectival thinking and dreaming.
Her opening movement was dark, measured and ominous, matched by tremendous depth of tone and elasticity of response from the orchestra, and paved the way for an unfolding of the famous adagio which was simply lovely: reposeful, dignified and unaffected, Mitchell subduing virtuosic flourishes in favour of an emphasis on quietly singing line.
It's important when trying to create a reposeful interior to have objects and paintings at eye level when you are sitting down." It also makes art more approachable, particularly sculpture--especially if it is not encased behind glass.
He also quotes from reviews of Piccadilly (1929) in which she was referred to as a "chink" and said to have "reposeful body movements that are certainly her Oriental heritage." As if that's not bad enough, these biographies remind us that white actors were chosen to play lead Asian roles in "yellowface," with their eyes taped back, while Asian actors were relegated to minor parts.
The continuous chain of discontinuities does not occur in some primordial past but is imagined to shake the subject after the process of education--Bildung has "achieved a certain height." 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.