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English translation: artifical

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17:27 Jul 6, 2007
Spanish to English translations [PRO]
Art/Literary - Art, Arts & Crafts, Painting
Spanish term or phrase: artificial
From an article about the painter Jean Baptiste Camille Corot: "Hacia 1850 su pintura sufre un importante cambio, variando hacia un estilo más nebuloso y artificial ..." In this case does artificial = artificial, or is it referring to a more painterly style (ie, with more artifice)?
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Netherlands
Local time: 03:12
English translation:artifical
Explanation:
Clark saw Corot as the perfectly optical painter with a perfectly innocent eye - in short, the unthinking man's painter - so long as he was only sketching from nature. Comparing the on-the-spot study of the bridge at Narni with the finished Salon painting of the same view, Bazin called the former "a marvel of spontaneity in which there is already the germ of Impressionism, [while] the Salon picture, even though it is painted in beautiful thick paint and with great delicacy, is nonetheless a rather artificial Neoclassical composition."

http://www.artchive.com/artchive/C/corot.html

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Note added at 17 mins (2007-07-06 17:44:37 GMT)
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ARTIFICIAL ARTIFICIAL ARTIFICIAL ARTIFICIAL ARTIFICIAL ARTIFICIAL
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Patricia Rosas
United States
Local time: 18:12
Grading comment
Thanks, this was helpful.
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8 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +3
artifical


Explanation:
Clark saw Corot as the perfectly optical painter with a perfectly innocent eye - in short, the unthinking man's painter - so long as he was only sketching from nature. Comparing the on-the-spot study of the bridge at Narni with the finished Salon painting of the same view, Bazin called the former "a marvel of spontaneity in which there is already the germ of Impressionism, [while] the Salon picture, even though it is painted in beautiful thick paint and with great delicacy, is nonetheless a rather artificial Neoclassical composition."

http://www.artchive.com/artchive/C/corot.html

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Note added at 17 mins (2007-07-06 17:44:37 GMT)
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ARTIFICIAL ARTIFICIAL ARTIFICIAL ARTIFICIAL ARTIFICIAL ARTIFICIAL

Patricia Rosas
United States
Local time: 18:12
Specializes in field
Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in category: 56
Grading comment
Thanks, this was helpful.

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Noni Gilbert: Those fingers are going too fast! ArtificIal.
5 mins
  -> oh, no! I was just flying through here on a break...thanks ;-)a

agree  cristina estanislau
12 mins
  -> thanks, too!

agree  Mónica Algazi
1 hr
  -> thanks, Mónica!
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