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One of the two swinging doors with the glass ports let into them moved outward behind the desk, and Paige caught a glimpse of a stocky, dark-haired, pleasant-faced man in a conservative grosse-pointilliste suit.
While we cannot assimilate the luxurious periods of Latin nor the pointilliste style of the Chinese classics, we can enter sympathetically into the spirit of these alien techniques.
Exaggeratedly enlarged images resembling pointilliste paintings mix with the more literal, their beauty disguising the flowers' significance in Japanese history, from badges of honour for Kamikaze pilots to trees growing in contaminated Hiroshima soil.
The notes that the artist has provided beside the five pictures she has chosen — Mantegna ' s " Introduction of the Cult of Cybele to Rome " and Raphael ' s " Saint Catherine of Alexandria, " both painted in the first decade of the 16th century, and three studies by the pointilliste Seurat for his painting " The Bathers at Asni è res " — provide an excellent account of what to notice about their composition.