Raw, adjective: 7. brutally or grossly frank: a raw portrayal of human passions

"When we emerged from the trees and I saw the sky above the shoreline, I knew that sadness is inevitable. It was the sadness I always feel in the presence of beauty or, at least a certain kind of beauty."

-- Ernesto Sabato, "El Tunel"

(Mark Rothko, again; No. 14, White and Greens in Blue, 1957)


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