A: I love the artwork in this room! Over there, a realist bust of a young woman, and in the middle, a statue of a man in a primitive, naive style.
B: What do you think of this abstract sculpture here, with the angular outline and the perfect circle toward the top? I find the sense of balance somehow reassuring.
A: I agree. And over there, just before that impressionistic painting on the wall. That life-size statue of a woman in contemporary clothes is just so life-like, you could almost believe she was real.
Photo: Paul Cooper, Taipei Times 照片：台北時報古德謙
B: She is real! She’s been staring at that painting since we entered the room.
(Paul Cooper, Taipei Times／台北時報林俐凱譯)
Technically, “angular” describes something with sharp angles or corners. The artwork in the dialogue has rounded corners at the intersection of two lines that form an angle.
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