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Les formations artistiques

English translation: groups of artists

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French term or phrase:Les formations artistiques
English translation:groups of artists
Entered by: Becky Heaviside
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15:20 Sep 8, 2006
French to English translations [Non-PRO]
Art/Literary - Music
French term or phrase: Les formations artistiques
"Les formations artistiques connaissent d'autant mieux ces oeuvres qu'elles ont été reprise"

I just don't understand this sentence - probably being thick!
Who knows the repeated works better?
Becky Heaviside
Local time: 14:09
groups of artists
Explanation:
Difficult to be specific without more context....for example, I can't tell whether this is talking about works of art as in paintings, or about some other art form such as music etc.

Anyway, "formation" in the sense of training (or training course) doesn't seem to fit. "Formation" also has a more general use of a group or grouping, as in a "formation musicale" = a music group. Hence my suggestion of a group of artists (painters or whatever).

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Note added at 13 mins (2006-09-08 15:34:07 GMT)
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Another alternative might be "artists' groups" (with apostrophe).
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Rob Grayson
United Kingdom
Local time: 14:09
Grading comment
thank you - I had already come to the conclusion about "group" myself by this point. I said I was probably being thick! Nice to have it confirmed tho. Ces oeuvres if you are interested refers to operas that have already been performed at the Palais Garnier
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3 +2groups of artists
Rob Grayson


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10 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5 peer agreement (net): +2
groups of artists


Explanation:
Difficult to be specific without more context....for example, I can't tell whether this is talking about works of art as in paintings, or about some other art form such as music etc.

Anyway, "formation" in the sense of training (or training course) doesn't seem to fit. "Formation" also has a more general use of a group or grouping, as in a "formation musicale" = a music group. Hence my suggestion of a group of artists (painters or whatever).

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Note added at 13 mins (2006-09-08 15:34:07 GMT)
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Another alternative might be "artists' groups" (with apostrophe).

Rob Grayson
United Kingdom
Local time: 14:09
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 8
Grading comment
thank you - I had already come to the conclusion about "group" myself by this point. I said I was probably being thick! Nice to have it confirmed tho. Ces oeuvres if you are interested refers to operas that have already been performed at the Palais Garnier

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Angela Dickson: seems most likely, pending further context...
2 mins
  -> Thanks, Angela

agree  Richard Benham: Good suggestion, although, as you and others have said, it is hard to be definite without more context.
2 mins
  -> Thanks, Richard

neutral  writeaway: here's the context: http://www.opera-gouvernance.fr/les-themes-abordes/ere-gall/...
31 mins
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