After the consummation of the marriage, there is a period of seclusion until the young couple re-enters society.
the consummation of a sale
the eager consummation that follows a long and passionate seduction
Adultery here is defined even as the consummation of a marriage without the wedding rites.
In a story like way, these paintings display the process of love, ‘that moves from initial flirtations, to the ecstasies of physical love consummation , then to the anxieties of jealousy and rejection’.
Better than that, it turns out they were married and she fled before the consummation of the marriage!
Is this a ritual dance, a prelude to the consummation of a deal?
Instead, art - the work of art - finds itself locked in a double bind between self-contained consummation and self-contained exclusion.
It was consummation of a long, enduring affair.
The consummation of this superiority would be the betrayal itself - that would set her above all others.