Raw, adjective: 7. brutally or grossly frank: a raw portrayal of human passions.
From the recent New Yorker profile of South African artist William Kentridge:
"I am interested in a political art, that is to say an art of ambiguity, contradiction, uncompleted gestures, and uncertain endings. An art (and a politics) in which optimism is kept in check and nihilism at bay. ....My work is about the provisionality of the moment. I've become very suspicious of certainty. First comes understanding of the value of doubt. For me, that's how we go through the world."
Can I get an amen?
Lines of Resistance (New Yorker)