This is my quick sketch of a future painting piece called ‘fanfaronade’, which of course, was a dictionary.com word of the day a few days ago!

fanfaronade \ fan-fair-uh-NAYD; -NOD \ , noun;
1. Swaggering; empty boasting; blustering manner or behavior; 

ostentatious display.
2. Fanfare.

But like a demure singer in a long gown who is surrounded by chorus girls in sequined miniskirts, the statue may seem slightly lost amid the fanfaronade.
— Richard Stengel, “Rockets will glare and bandsblare to celebrate the statue”, Time , July 7, 1986

Fanfaronade derives from Spanish fanfarronada, from fanfarrón, “braggart,” from Arabic farfar, “garrulous.”

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