By DAVE ITZKOFF and JON CARAMANICA
The roster of nominees at the 2009 music awards is a grab bag, with no clear favorite to dominate the night.
Many of those specialists are, directly or indirectly, on the industry payroll, which is controlled by another set of personnel: the dealers, brokers, advisers, financiers, lawyers and — crucial in the era of art fairs — event planners who represent the industry’s marketing and sales division. They are the people who scan school rosters, pick off fresh talent, direct careers and, by some inscrutable calculus, determine what will sell for what.
being, having, owning, getting,
When traced back to Cézanne, many of these modern and contemporary paintings lose some of their mystique. Works by Max Beckmann, Demuth and Gorky, in particular, come to seem almost slavish.
The Cézannes, meanwhile, remain inscrutable. As Matisse said of the “Three Bathers”: “In the 37 years I have owned this canvas, I have come to know it quite well, though not entirely, I hope.” Or Mr. Marden, on another version of the “Bathers”: “It is one of the most complex, weird paintings I have ever seen, and I can never deconstruct it: I get it and I still just don’t get it.”
(especially of a person or their expression) not showing emotions or thoughts and therefore very difficult to understand or get to know:
an inscrutable face/expression/smile
She smiled inscrutably.
- A container filled with articles, such as party gifts, to be drawn unseen.
- Slang. A miscellaneous collection: The meeting evolved into a grab bag of petty complaints.
━━ n. （勤務）名簿.