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French to English Art, Arts & Crafts, Painting Translation Glossary

French term English translation
accrochage personnel her private (art) collection/or artwork hanging on her own walls
doxa dogma
Entered by: Diane de Cicco
j’orchestre des savoir-faire qui composent le langage poly-sensoriel I co-ordinate/marshall the technologies/bodies of knowledge which make up multi-sensory language
Entered by: Helen Shiner
la DA décoration et aménagement
prêts et dépôts long and short term loans
Entered by: B D Finch
"bousillage" [glassblowing] glass fusing
"Le moulin de la Gertrude" Gertrude's mill
"univers sensibles" realms of the senses
(à l'échelle du) tableau de chevalet on the scale of a small painting
Entered by: Conor McAuley
(centre de) pulsions forces / energy
(dont) il se fit des règles facultatives... he made optional rules
(Mon) Ressenti Perceptions/impressions
... tels des témoignages de l’étude éclairée et scientifique du monde. as illustrations of an enlightened and scientific study of the world
...ont bercé son enfance her/his childhood dreams were filled with...
Entered by: Tony M
...que l’on finit par « oublier » ...that we have a tendency to forget
2nd plan (3eme, 4eme,5eme) 2nd wing/bay
Entered by: Stephen Rifkind
a toutes marges full margins / untrimmed
aération opening up (of space)
abandonner à make available to
absorber ses humeurs . imbibe (its) humour(s)
acheter à l'oreille buy with their ears
action volontariste affirmative action
activation des oeuvres installation/set up
adhesion organique being true to one's vital principle / life force / growth imperative.
agent revendeur dealer
aliénation au marché and to compromise my artistic integrity by pandering to the market
Entered by: Conor McAuley
ambiance végétale prim[a]eval vegetative ambiance / atmosphere / feeling
anatomies factices anatomical fantasies
Entered by: B D Finch
angles techniques technical perspective
Entered by: Raya Mansour
apprenti dual en bijouterie sandwich course in jewellery making (UK English) / jewellery apprenticeship as part of a co-op program (American English)
appropriation appropriation
appuyé strong lines / powerfully linear
argumentations approach
art de vivre the art of living (gracious living)
Entered by: Gayle Wallimann
artiste émergent up-and-coming artist
Entered by: Sandrine Guyennet
artiste en permanence artist on permanent display
Entered by: Lorraine Dubuc
atelier de petit coulage Small-scale Casting Shop
atelier museographique museum workroom
au glacés oil glaze tachnique
Entered by: Mark Nathan
au lieu de instead of
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