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


"It was the time between the lights when colours undergo their intensification and purples and golds burn in window-panes like the beat of an excitable heart; when for some reason the beauty of the world revealed and yet soon to perish (here I pushed into the garden, for, unwisely, the door was left open and no beadles seemed about), the beauty of the world which is so soon to perish, has two edges, one of laughter, one of anguish, cutting the heart asunder."

-- Virginia Woolf, A Room of One's Own, 1929


(And another Hopper favorite: "Chop Suey," also 1929)

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