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a sort of tenderness coated in crushed glass The last section of the following context "a sort of tenderness coated in crushed glass" is describing this artwork: https://rianashahid.com/blog/arts/felix-partz-mortality/ I can not understand the meaning of "a sort of tenderness coated in crushed glass". Can anybody please help me with it? Context: Like the deathbed image of David Kirby in the Benetton advertisement, the deathbed image of Felix Partz represents ‘a moment of absolute trauma’, but trauma that is mitigated by the deep love that is represented in each case. On the one hand, David Kirby was visibly surrounded by his grieving family and, on the other, Felix’s portrait was conceived and constructed as an act of love which Bronson remembers poignantly as ‘a sort of terror mixed with intimacy and love, a sort of tenderness coated in crushed glass’.
Jul 30, 2019 10:31 AM
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The author pretty much spells it out. A sort of terror mixed with intimacy and love. Tender and harsh at the same time.
July 31, 2019
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