Example sentences for: dionysian

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

  • The Apollonian spirit is one of measure, reason, and control; the Dionysian is one of abandon, irrationality, and ecstatic release.

  • 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 mixes bad taste with good taste, pain with pleasure.

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

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

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