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  • Writer's pictureChanel Rion


DEE-crass-si-fa-ee -- (v.) To clean of dirt or to remove what is crass.

Rescued from the shelves of linguistic oblivion (a place, itself, conducive to collecting dust and dirt), 'decrassify' is a wonderful old word you're probably meeting for the first time. Decrassify is the act of removing what is unrefined, unsophisticated, or unintelligent in something. It implies equally the improvement of something through the act of removing or editing out of the final perception.

Gracefully told stories decrassify reality by removing or leaving out that which is excessive. Great melodies decrassify the chaos of random sounds by bringing together sophisticated patterns of music, while leaving out those notes that might clutter its harmony. Beautiful architecture decrassifies the elements of nature by refining them into beams, walls, and rafters. Raising an obverse observation; creation can be just as much what is added as much as what is extracted.

~Wordeby's by Chanel Rion

🦋ART: 'Atelierwand' - "Studio Wall" (1852) by Adolph von Menzel

🦋STYLE: Realism

🦋NATIONALITY: German-Polish

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