Example sentences for: dionysian

How can you use “dionysian” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • The division seems like a version of the one drawn by Friedrich Nietzsche in The Birth of Tragedy between Apollonian and Dionysian art.

  • In all of them, scenes of repressive formality (hoary English actors sipping sherry in drawing rooms) would be shattered by scenes of Dionysian release (Dracula or some other fanged entity swooping down in an animalistic frenzy), and an aristocratic figure of both science and Christian faith--usually the crisply self-satisfied Peter Cushing--would show up to lecture the frightened villagers and pound a stake through the heaving bosom of some temptress.

  • The Dionysian comes from Dionysius, the god of wine and fertility, who was worshipped with drunken orgies in the woods at which nonparticipants were ripped to pieces.

  • The late Versace, with his Miami colors, outrageous impracticality, and explicit sexuality, is the Dionysian.

  • That Matisse is essentially an Apollonian artist and Picasso a Dionysian is evident even from the backhanded compliments they paid each other.


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