disjuncture

[dis-juhngk-cher]
noun
the act of disjoining or the state of being disjoined; disjunction.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English (< Anglo-French) < Medieval Latin disjunctūra, equivalent to Latin disjunct(us) (see disjunct) + -ūra -ure

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Interestingly, the disjuncture between artist and subject is matched by the sitters' own alienation from one another.
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