Interested in Language
Can anybody explain to me in what sense the phrase beneath the notice of is used in the text below?
"He could paint only one thing - the nude; and of this he had so extraordinary perception, and expressed the same with such absolute simplicity, that his work was entirely beneath the notice of those who wished to be excited by by the question of whether the child would live or die, whether it was the sunful wife or the faithless husband that went with the title of the picture, who was accusing who of cheating, and why, whether the girl would say yes or no, which horse would win after all, and if the lion would eat the marrtyr or not."
The Chute, Aleister Crowley, 1915
Does it mean the people in question had no interest in/paid no heed to his work? I have tried to find the meaning but still I am confused, fighting the phrase ...
Thank you very much
Not a Teacher
Wear short sleeves! Support your right to bare arms!
If something is "beneath the notice of somebody" it isn't worth their notice.