“Journey to the Underworld”


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“1991 Possible Descent” oil on canvas, 84 x 84 in. 1986 collection of the artist
de·scent
dəˈsent/
noun
noun: descent; plural noun: descents
  1. 1.
    an action of moving downward, dropping, or falling, transcendance.
    “the plane had gone into a steep descent”
    synonyms: dive, drop,
    • a downward slope, especially a path or track.
      “a steep, badly eroded descent into the undeworld”
      synonyms: slope, incline, dip, drop, gradient, declivity, slant
       “a steep descent towards the unknown abyss”
    • a moral, social, or psychological decline into a specified undesirable state.
      “the forbidden artists  slow descent into anonymity”
      synonyms: decline, slide, fall, degeneration, deterioration, regressio
       “his descent into debauchery and soul loss”
  2. 2.
    the origin or background of a person in terms of family or nationality.
    “American families of Native descent
    synonyms: ancestry, parentage, family, ancestors, cabals
    • the transmission of qualities, property, or privileges by inheritance.
      synonyms: inheritance, succession
      “the descent of privilege could not save him”
  3. 3.
    a sudden, violent attack.
    “a descent to the gates of hell”
    synonyms: attack, assault, raid, onslaught, charge, thrust, push, drive”
    “the sudden descent of the angry mob”

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